Promoting inclusive policy in Italy

Promoting inclusive policy in Italy

IMPLEMENTING OUTREACH, EMPOWERMENT, DIVERSITY. Tailoring appropriate training paths for migrants and developing quality teaching methods were at the center of two seminars held in Modena and Rome this year. In Modena, the seminar organised by SOLIDARCI in June gathered people from different institutions, schools, Service Centre for Volunteering and from the sectors of social cooperation and the civil society sector to discuss the adult training paths in Modena. Special attention to migrant women From the discussion it emerged that in the province of Modena that some target groups need more attention than others: immigrants and asylum seekers constitute a very large audience of training pathways. Within this area, the needs of migrant women have peculiar training needs: personalised, de-localised forms of education, and a non-formal approach to teaching. The need…
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Webinar: Outreach in Adult Education – Role and Challenges of National Policies

Webinar: Outreach in Adult Education – Role and Challenges of National Policies

As part of its implOED project activities, EAEA is organising a webinar on outreach in adult education from the perspective of national policies. The webinar organised by the European Association for the Education of Adults, EAEA, will be held on 7th of November at 11.00 CET. The webinar will focus on the role and challenges of national policies in planning and implementing outreach strategies in adult education. The webinar is organised in cooperation with the ET2020 Working Group on adult learning. The participation is open to everyone interested. In particular, the National Coordinators for European Agenda for Adult Learning, local, regional and national policy-makers as well as adult learning stakeholders working at the meso-level are encouraged to take part. The participants of the webinar are expected to receive increased knowledge about good practices…
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Engaging migrants in adult education in Finland

Engaging migrants in adult education in Finland

IMPLEMENTING OUTREACH, EMPOWERMENT, DIVERSITY. For the successful integration of migrants to a new country it is imperative that they are provided sufficient learning and work opportunities. When it comes to migrant adults, it’s normally about continuing the learning pathway, not starting from scratch. It means that they also need the proper guidance to find and take advantage of the learning opportunities available. What else is needed for a successful learning path of a migrant? ”To engage in learning and find work one’s own activity is necessary, at the same time, adequate guidance is needed. I, for example, have only met once the official from the employment agency during the two years I’ve lived here. Otherwise we’ve only been communicating via email or telephone,” Bassam Arslan, a migrant from Palestine told…
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Adult education supporting migrants in Sweden

Adult education supporting migrants in Sweden

IMPLEMENTING OUTREACH, EMPOWERMENT, DIVERSITY. Newly arrived migrants have different needs for support and learning opportunities depending on whether they reside in rural areas or in big cities. Swedish folk high schools play a big role in providing the support in both. “Newly arrived migrants to rural areas mean a positive development for the whole community," said Lars Igeland, director of a Swedish folk high school at a conference, "Include more – about the folk high schools and an inclusive community", held in Stockholm on the 13th of September. The conference, a part of implOED events, focused on the role of Swedish non-formal education, “folkbildning”, in the inclusion of migrants. The conference was a cooperation between actors in the Swedish “folkbildning” and researchers. The conference gathered around 90 researchers, teachers, managers…
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Vienna calling for outreach

Vienna calling for outreach

IMPLEMENTING OUTREACH, EMPOWERMENT, DIVERSITY. ImplOED project and its guidelines were at the centre of the event organised by the central programme planning unit of VHS Vienna last November. The presentation was part of a conference Fairs of Ideas that aimed at presenting new ideas for educational initiatives and courses for programme managers. The presentation provided a general overview of the ImplOED project and its products and to initiate a working group to develop an outreach strategy for VHS Vienna. A total of 71 programme managers took part in the event. “The feedback to the session was very positive, participants were almost enthused. All the presentation copies of the guidelines and the policy recommendations were taken from our hands which we consider positive sign,” Thomas Fritz from VHS Vienna says. As…
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ImplOED consortium ready to start the activities’ marathon

ImplOED consortium ready to start the activities’ marathon

The Implementing Outreach, Empowerment, Diversity (implOED) project aims to engage disadvantaged adults in learning and to make education policies more effective for their needs. The implOED consortium met in Paris on the 3-4 October 2016. The meeting was not only instrumental to evaluate the work done so far and plan the next steps, but also an opportunity to discuss the current developments of national policies and practice on adult education. Partners are very motivated to start organising a series of events and workshops around Europe targeted to national and European policy-makers as well as adult education practitioners and staff. In those activities the partners will propose methods, inspiring examples and policy measures that will demonstrate how to reach out to and work with different learners. “With this project we are…
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New project to foster social cohesion

New project to foster social cohesion

ADULT EDUCATION AND REFUGEES. EAEA's new project Implementing Outreach, Empowerment, Diversity (implOED) aims to engage disadvantaged adults in learning and to make education policies more effective for their needs. The topic is more relevant than ever, as Europe is facing the challenge of integrating millions of refugees. "The project consortium will implement two of the products developed by the OED Grundtvig network: the guidelines for adult education providers on the one hand, and the policy recommendations for national and European policy-makers on the other," describes the EAEA Project Officer Francesca Operti. OED Grundtvig Network was an EAEA-coordinated project active from 2012 to 2014. It gathered 17 organisations from 14 countries and was recently evaluated as success story by a European Commission group of experts. The implOED project kicked off in…
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EAEA’s Outreach, Empowerment, Diversity project selected as a success story

EAEA’s Outreach, Empowerment, Diversity project selected as a success story

  A panel of experts from the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission has selected the EAEA-coordinated Outreach, Empowerment, Diversity (OED) Grundtvig Network as a "success story". The project that run between 2012 and 2014, tackled the need for outreach to marginalized groups, especially migrants and ethnic minorities, for the development of more diversity in adult education, and especially the inclusion of learners' voices, and for the empowerment of its learners to become active European citizens. "Success stories" are finalised projects that have distinguished themselves by their impact, contribution to policy-making, innovative results and/or creative approach and can be a source of inspiration for others. OED project has also been marked as such in the Erasmus+ Project Results Platform, which is a database where one can find…
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