As a member of the Research and Communications Team at AONTAS, I help with the organisation and delivery of the annual Adult Learners’ Festival. Similar festivals take place across Europe, such as the LLW in Slovenia.
Over the years, activities for awareness-raising of the importance of have resulted in many good relationships with national and international like-minded people and occasional project...
Through UP, adults should achieve a minimum level of literacy, numeracy and digital skills and/or acquire a broader set of skills. They should progress towards attaining an upper secondary qualification or equivalent.
We contributed our expert opinions in drafting the initial document and later in the draft of the Resolution. In spring 2021, we consulted with European and Slovenian stakeholders in ALE. We later met twice with the EC and the EECS, whom we asked for an Exploratory opinion.
This time it was co-created by EAAL national coordinators from the following countries: Belgium (Flanders), Finland, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg and Norway. Hanne Christensen from the Norwegian Directorate of Higher Education and Skills also skillfully led and moderated the event.
ALE also gained recognition thanks to the three events mentioned above. However, it also became evident that synergies are needed based on mutual respect and a shared commitment to defying problems and strengthening new work and education ethics.
The European Agenda for Adult Learning is being renewed. In the Spring edition of the SIAE Newsletter, we have already indicated the processes taking place at the MESS under the Slovenian Presidency of the EU Council.
In Slovenia, we focus on this in the EAAL Project. Occasionally, however, national coordinators meet at so-called PLA events. The first one was held last September, where we reported on successful ways to reach educationally deprived groups of adults; Slovenia hosted it.