As a consequence of COVID-19, health, financial literacy and resilience have all become significant themes in the discussion of how adult learning should reflect on our current challenges and prepare learners to become more resilient to disruptive change. Health literacy plays a significant role in equipping citizens with the necessary skills to make sense of health-related information and to be able to make informed decisions.
EBSN organises a livestream event and a forum discussion on EPALE to discuss different approaches to developing health literacy, and awareness, important elements in tackling health inequalities. The half an hour live panel will start on 20 May (Thursday) at 10:00 CET with invited experts.
- Ingrid Stegeman from EuroHealthNet will talk about the role of health literacy in overcoming health inequalities and some initiatives of EuroHealthNet.
- Orkan Okan, from COVID-HL Network and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health Literacy Researchwill share some insights from social research on COVID and implications to adult learning.
- Helen Ryan, from the Irish National Adult Literacy Agency will talk about different approaches in developing health literacy and awareness in society.
After the livestream panel, the online forum discussion on EPALE will be moderated by EBSN’s Secretary-General Ms Graciela Sbertoli and EBSN’s Editor Tamás Harangozó until 16:00 CET. You can watch the live panel and take part in the forum discussion on EPALE by following the link: EPALE discussion on Health Literacy. If you are not yet a registered member of the EPALE Community, you can register free here for more information and events on adult learning.