Welcome to the EBSN website

The European Basic Skills Network, EBSN, is an association of policy level stakeholders engaged in basic skills training for adults.

Our objective: Promoting excellence in policy design and policy implementation, at European and national level, in a field that has considerable impact on education, employment, social inclusion, the fight against poverty, and sustainable economic growth.

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EBSN has been active in supporting the formation of European adult education policy, especially with regards to the European Council’s recommendation on Upskilling Pathways. Our Capacity Building Series (CBS) consists of units on EPALE presenting a collection of open educational resources (OER) and three online learning courses that have been designed to support European policy-makers and other stakeholders involved in the implementation of the European Commission’s Upskilling Pathways recommendation. Basic skills are a core element in Upskilling Pathways. EBSN wishes to support the successful implementation of the recommendation by contributing to raising the level of knowledge of all stakeholders in EU Member States. The main target group are policy-makers in the adult learning sector at local, regional and national level, as well as those working in European institutions that are active in the field.

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EBSN Professional Development Series: registration is open to new online courses for teachers of basic skills

Call for Proposals for the EBSN Annual Conference 2023

Save the dates! EBSN Annual Conference 2023

Upcoming EBSN Café in November