Events archive EBSN General Assembly & Annual Conference 2012

EBSN General Assembly & Annual Conference 2012

Focus on Basic Skills Teachers and TrainersPrag_01

Prague, May 30th – June 1st

Organized in cooperation with the European Commission’s Directorate for Education and Training and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic.


The new European Agenda for Adult Learning, approved by a resolution of the Council of the European Union on Nov 17th 2011, establishes five priority areas for the period 2012 – 2014.

Priority number 2, regarding the quality of provision, focuses on “Improving the quality of adult education staff, for instance by defining competence profiles, establishing effective systems for initial training and professional development, and facilitating the mobility of teachers, trainers and other adult education staff.”

The EBSN member institutions consider that it is particularly urgent to ensure the quality of provision of basic skills training, as a necessary condition for the development of adult learning in Europe.

Programme (pdf)


Competencies for an Adult Literacy Teacher for Immigrants – Antra Carlsen,The Nordic Alpha Council, NVL

Results of the first European research concerning outcome of adult education – Dr. Maurice de Greef, Maastricht University Education Against Marginalisation (EDAM)

The TRAIN project and its relevance for the professional development of basic skills trainers – Monica Tröster, German Institute for Adult Education

Writing your way to reading –  Kari Gregersen,Vox

Model for teacher training – continuing education – Sissel Vollan,Vox

Alphabetisation for Immigrants to Europe – ALFIE – Hanne Christiansen,Vox