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Author: Zoltan Szabo

EBSN 2024 Annual Conference

The European Basic Skills Network is thrilled to announce our 2024 Annual Conference, taking place in Valladolid, Spain, from June 26th to 28th 2024. This year's conference focuses on "Upskilling and Reskilling for the 'Twin Transition': Digital and Green Transformation" and will serve as a platform for educators, policymakers, and stakeholders in adult education to engage with transformative lear...
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EBSN Café: Exploring Opportunities in European Grants

Join us for the next EBSN Café on January 16th, 2024 at 15:00 CET, titled "Exploring Opportunities in European Grants - Fostering Collaboration among Members of the EBSN." This Café is a direct response to members' interest in collaborating on European projects, expressed in our September 2023 survey. We will introduce various measures to support this interest and discuss relevant calls in 2...
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Join the Upcoming EBSN Online Discussion on EPALE about Basic Skills in the Pact for Skills

The EBSN EPALE Team invites you to a pivotal online discussion "Basic Skills in the Pact for Skills" featuring notable speakers including Miguel Fernandez Diez and other key figures in adult education. Moderated by Daiana Huber, a member of the EBSN Executive Committee, this event promises an in-depth exploration of strategies and challenges in enhancing basic skills. Set to engage educators, poli...
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Development of Basic Skills – Opportunities and Limitations in the Age of Learning MELLearN’s Hybrid Event on Professional Development and Trends

MELLearN-Hungarian Universities LLL Network, in partnership with the EBSN Erasmus+ PDS4BST project and EPALE Hungary, warmly invites you to a distinguished hybrid event on December 14, 2023, at Budapest's Kossuth Klub and online via Zoom. This significant gathering will focus on the latest trends and challenges in basic skills development, emphasizing the professional development of teachers and f...
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Service development through integrating adult basic skills – experiences from the field

Why basic skills? There is a long list of policies from a wide range of sectors (e.g., education and training, employment, social affairs) that promote the need for flexible basic skills programs embedded in the context in which adults with less sufficient basic skills live, work, and learn. There are a number of important initiatives, policy reforms (e.g., green transformation, digitalisation, e...
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Upskilling Pathways Evaluation Package adopted by the EC as part of the #EuropeanYearOfSkills

The Commission evaluated the actions taken in response to the Council Recommendation on Upskilling Pathways, assessed the experience gained and drew implications for the future. Our network has been involved in the process on several levels. On behalf of EBSN former Secretary General Graciela Sbertoli was interviewed by the Evaluator as part of the qualitative evaluation. Many of our memb...
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Honoring a Legacy: Graciela Sbertoli Celebrated at EBSN Annual Conference upon Her Retirement

Graciela Sbertoli, who has served the European Basic Skills Network (EBSN) as Secretary General, was honoured at their annual conference in Pécs, Hungary upon her retirement. The attendees warmly greeted her in appreciation for her many years of dedicated service. 📜✍️ Dear Graciela, Your passion, dedication, and leadership have been as steady and resilient as a Bonsai tree over the past 14 yea...
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From Policy to Practice: Innovative Professional Development for Basic Skills Teachers through MOOCs

In today's fast-paced world, the need for continuous learning among adults is more important than ever, particularly during times of crisis. This is a sentiment that the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) emphasised already 50 years ago, highlighting in their report ’Recurrent Education: A Strategy for Lifelong Learning (1973)’. Today, the OECD, in collaboration with the...
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The next EBSN Café is on 19 May!

  The following EBSN Café is organised on 19 May from 14:00 CET to 15:30 CET and it will be focusing on the opportunities to promote basic skills development through the recently launched European Year of Skills (EYS) and also introducing the key topics planned to be discussed on the EBSN Conference in June. As the Café is an informal meet up you can jump in even if you have shorter time. T...
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The need for professionalising adult basic skills teachers in Europe

As the European Agenda for Adult Learning (EAAL) moves forward into a new decade, it has set an ambitious target: at least 60% of adults aged 25-64 should participate in learning by 2030. To achieve this goal, the participation of low-qualified adults must be enhanced by offering relevant and effective basic skills learning opportunities. In this context, the agenda highlights...
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