The European Parliament’s first official exchange of views on the Erasmus for All proposal took place in the Education and Culture Committee this week.
The Committee of MEPs endorsed the approach set out by Doris Pack, Chair of the Committee. Whilst recognising the need for simplification and accessibility, MEPs are not accepting all of the European Commission’s proposals for the next generation of programmes…
Whether you are looking to understand a specific education system or to analyse an education issue at European level, Eurypedia will provide you with the most exhaustive information on the systems currently in operation across Europe.
The online resource is a great way for you to build your knowledge and learn about recent reforms. It provides an accurate picture of education across Europe and contains more than 5,000 articles that cover 38 school and university systems within the 33 countries participating in the EU’s Lifelong Learning Programme (all Member States as well as Croatia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey).
The website is easy to navigate and is searchable by topics areas , giving you the ability to filter by country. For example you can explore adult education systems in Finland, quality assurance systems in Spain or specific social and economic trends for a specific country. You can also access key legislations information and ongoing reforms and policy developments. Visit the Eurypedia website to explore the resource further.
Eurypedia is a wiki-based tool and its articles are drafted and published directly by the Eurydice National Units, in collaboration with their respective education Ministries and national experts.
Find out more about Eurydice Network
The Eurydice Network is a European-wide information provider on education, analysing European education systems and policies and contributing to spreading knowledge in the field. As of 2011, it consists of 37 national units based in all 33 countries participating in the EU’s Lifelong Learning Programme. It is coordinated and managed by the EU Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) in Brussels, which drafts its studies and provides a range of online resources.
Friday 11 May 2012 was a significant day for the Erasmus for All proposal as it was discussed by national Education Ministers at the Council of the European Union. Ministers decided to adopt a revised version of the Commission’s original proposal but did not take any decisions about the programme’s budget. The official line is that Ministers have “reached a partial general approach” but as that’s not the most enlightening description we’ve set out the key changes here! Read the rest of this entry »
You might have seen Adult Learners’ Week publicised on our Grundtvig Events page or if you are following us on Twitter you might have come across the #alw12 hashtag but you might not know much about what the week is all about.
What is Adult Learners’ Week?
Adult Learners’ Week is an annual festival, run by NIACE, dedicated to adult learning. Every year it showcases inspirational success stories to promote the benefits of getting involved in learning. Events are held across the UK by adult education organisations who want to reach out to a new audience, demonstrate learning opportunities and share their passion for lifelong learning.
How are we getting involved?
Not only we will be attending the NIACE National Policy Conference on Widening Participation in Adult Education but we will also be taking the opportunity to share with you some of our Grundtvig projects. Read the rest of this entry »
The annual competition for UK participants of the Lifelong Learning Programme and Youth in Action has opened today. www.competition.lifelonglearningprogramme.org.uk/.
If you have taken part in either, we want you to tell us Your Story, through words, photographs or film. We know that studying, living, training or working in another European country is a great opportunity to explore new places and cultures, make new friends and learn another language. However, these experiences also broaden your horizons in other ways and can make a huge impact on your life, education and career. This is what we want to hear about!
With prizes of up to £250 in Amazon vouchers and the chance to see your stories in print and online, it’s a great opportunity to share your story with others.
Get involved today and start thinking of how you can create your winning entry.
The competition is open until 28 September 2012.
Last year we created a series of blog posts to help you create your entry, why not take a look at these and get inspired.
You can also see some of last years’ winning entries here
Good luck, we look forward to hearing Your Story.
Cumbernauld College are experienced Leonardo Mobility promoters and have successfully run a series of different projects since 2008. Recently they submitted a case study to our Projects around the UK map which highlighted their WORKS (Work-Placement Opportunities for Receiving Knowledge and Skills) project which has run since 2009, the project has provided hundreds of students with the opportunity to experience working in another European country. An opportunity, that without the hard work of the College and Leonardo funding, would not be available to them. Read the rest of this entry »