EAEA Grundtvig Award: Adult education and refugees

 

 

Each year, the EAEA celebrates innovation and excellence in adult education. The EAEA Grundtvig Award highlights project results that produce new ideas, new partnerships, new methodologies and a new understanding how we can work in adult learning. Deadline for submission: 17th of April 2016

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EU Employment and Social Situation - Quarterly Review – Winter 2015:

 Employment and activity rates have continued to increase in the EU, across all population groups and most notably for older workers (55 - 59 years). In the third quarter of 2015, the overall EU employment rate has even reached its pre-crisis level, although the progress is unevenly distributed among Member States. In addition, unemployment has continued to recede and the share of long-term unemployed persons in total unemployment has slightly gone down.

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See also: Employment and Social Developments in Europe 2015

 

 

 

 

 

EU Youth Council: The role of youth policy and youth work with regards to migration

 According to Eurostat, 81% of the 689 000 people who applied for asylum in EU countries this year (through August) were younger than 35; more than half (55%) were aged 18 to 34. Therefore the EU needs to find ways to integrate those young People. Ministers welcomed the compendium of best practices prepared by the Presidency, which shows that most member states have already put in place a large number of initiatives and measures to tackle this problem. To focus of the paper was interkultural learning and the role of Religion, youth work, inklusive youth work and civic education.

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EU Council für education: Ministers adopt ET 2020

 The Council adopted the 2015 joint report of the Council and the Commission on the implementation of the strategic framework for European cooperation in education and Training ET 2020 is the key European-level framework that helps member states to modernise their education and training systems, thus contributing to the overall political priorities set under the Europe 2020 strategy.

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EU-Youth Council: political participation of young people

 The Council adopted at the 23th of November 2015 a resolution on improving young people political participation in the democratic life of Europe, inviting member states to develop national, regional and/or local strategies and programmes for enhancing the political participation of all young people, especially young people with fewer opportunities. Those strategies could include in particular developing cross-sectoral cooperation between formal education and non-formal learning, promoting alternative forms of political participation, increasing local and regional participation opportunities, supporting youth work and yo uth organisations. Ministers underlined that this has now become a vital issue for our democracies. Participation and active citizenship can prevent marginalisation, intolerance and radicalisation.

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