Post Archive

Post Archive

Two upcoming online discussions by EBSN on EPALE in April
We announce that EBSN is coordinating two online discussions on EPALE on migrant integration. The results of both discussions contribute
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New OER from EBSN CBS on Integrated Basic Skills Policy available now on EPALE!
The European Basic Skills Network is glad to announce that the first open education resource unit of its Capacity Building
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Acquiring functional basic skills in a digital society: online discussion on EPALE
Join us on 13th and 14th November to discuss about experiences on the use of digital tools in the provision
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The EBSN’s Speakers’ Corner on Adult Literacy: online discussion on EPALE
To celebrate the International Literacy Day, the EBSN EPALE team welcomes you to join us on EPALE in our Speakers’
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EBSN Annual Conference 2018 Presentations and Conference Declaration now available on the website!
The EBSN General Assembly & Annual Conference 2018 took place in Berlin, 6-8 June. Plenary and worhshop presentations and the
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New EBSN online discussion on EPALE: Motivation and persistence: engaging all relevant target groups in basic skills learning
The EBSN EPALE Team invites you to join the new online discussion from Thursday, 14 June at 12:00 (CET) to 17:00
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Registration deadline for the EBSN Annual Conference 2018 has been extended!
Registration for the EBSN General Assembly and Annual Conference 2018 has been extended until 27 May 2018! This year’s event
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EBSN Annual Conference 2018
Registration for the EBSN General Assembly and Annual Conference 2018 has been opened! This year’s event takes place in Berlin,
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New EBSN Online discussion on EPALE: Social Media in Adult Learning 26-27 February 2018
As part of EPALE’s February focus on Social Media, the EBSN will hold a two-day online discussion focusing on the use
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EBSN Capacity Building Series on EPALE
In December 2017, EBSN launched its first pilot OER in the topic of Basic Skills in VET on EPALE. The
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New EBSN online discussion: Basic Skills within VET
As preparation for the European Vocational Skills Week EBSN will hold a two-day online discussion focusing on basic skills within VET
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EBSN Online Discussion – Health Literacy 6-7 November 2017
Join us on EPALE to discuss the situation of health literacy in your country; how to ensure that health systems
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Intergenerational Learning: EBSN online discussion on EPALE
As part of EPALE’s October focus on intergenerational learning EBSN will hold a two-day online discussion on 23-24 October 2017.
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Summing-up the EBSN Annual Conference
  The EBSN Annual Conference took place in Luxembourg on 1-2 June 2017. The event focused on the crucial role
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The countdown has started!
We are looking forward to meeting our old and new members as well as all the other registered participants from
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European Project with EBSN members
  DEMAL – Designing, monitoring and evaluating adult learning classes is an Erasmus+ K2 Strategic Partnership Project. The partnership is
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Registration for the EBSN Annual Conference in Luxembourg has been extended until 20 May 2017!
Registration deadline for this year’s EBSN General Assembly and Annual Conference organised in Luxembourg from 31 May to 2 June,
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Discussing the main messages of the 2016 Adult Skills Conference – online discussion on EPALE by EBSN
From December 9th  we will further discuss the most important topics and messages in terms of basic skills development of the
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Basic Skills and Family Learning – EBSN online event on EPALE
On Thursday 9th and Friday 10th November the European Basic Skills Network (EBSN) will be hosting an online discussion about Family Learning on EPALE. We will
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Interviews with the EBSN Special Interest Group leaders at the EBSN Conference (video)
The EBSN Conference in June offered an excellent opportunity for a „carousel” presentation of the already existing SIGs, where the
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“Basic Skills for adults will be higher up on the political agenda at the EU level!” – interview with Dana-Carmen
Dana-Carmen Bachmann, Head of the Vocational Training and Adult Education Unit of the European Commission participated on the EBSN conference in
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Commission launched New Skills Agenda for Europe!
The Commission has adopted a new and comprehensive Skills Agenda for Europe. The aim is to ensure that the right
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EBSN Conference 2016 (video)
The European Basic Skills Network (EBSN) Annual Conference in 2016 took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 2-3 June. The conference
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The EBSN’s input to European policy: now also through a pre-recorded video at an Italian national conference. (video)
The Italian region of Reggio Emilia hosted a national conference on “Illiteracy and citizenship: Stories, statistics and rights in Italy
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EBSN is now on LinkedIn!
We are glad to announce that European Basic Skills Network has a new LinkedIn page. Our aim with this page
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Summary of the discussions of the Migrant Education Week on EPALE
The three-day, text-based discussion in the framework of the EPALE Migrant Education Week focused on three different topics on three
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EBSN in EPALE’s Prison Education Week
Offenders in prisons are a small but significant part of the target group of basic skills policies. Europe’s prison population
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Key messages of the ET2020 Working Group on Adult Learning 2014-2015
Adult learning can improve lives and economies. Adult learning benefits individuals, companies and society. Adults that continue to learn earn more,
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More research and diverse variety of evidence types needed to persuade better the decision makers
On September 2015 a challenging and thought-provoking conference was organised by NIACE as the UK National Coordinator for the European
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Highlighting proven solutions on developing key competences at work – final meeting of The Literacy@Work project
On the 10th of September, 2015 an international meeting will be organised in France marking the end of the Literacy@Work project.
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Five Main Principles of Good Adult Literacy Work
NALA from Ireland elaborated guidelines for good adult literacy work defining the 5 most important principles of quality work in
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Policy coherence in basic skills provision – Interview with David Mallows (video)
Interview was made on the Annual Collaborative Workshop of the European Basic Skills Network (EBSN) on the 3rd – 5th
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Presentations and photos of the Annual Collaborative Workshop, 3-5 June, The Hague
Many participants of the EBSN annual workshop gave positive feedback considering the event very inspiring and useful. Thank you! The
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Action research to improve youth and adult literacy – Empowering learners in a multilingual world
The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), in collaboration with the UNESCO Multi-sectoral Regional Office for West Africa in Abuja,
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Presentation of Graciela Sbertoli, Chair of EBSN at the EPALE Launch Conference in Brussels, 15 April 2015 (video)
Graciela Sbertoli presented the vision how EBSN would like to utilise the platform to create fora for basic skills policy
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Join the ‘European e-training for Adult Educators’
The European Adult Education (Young) Professionals Learning Platform (AE-PRO) has announced the launch of ‘European e-training for Adult Educators’, that
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EBSN Chair Graciela Sbertoli Keynote Speaker on EPALE Launch conference
The Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe (EPALE) aims to become the main reference point for adult learning professionals
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New Erasmus+ project started with four EBSN members – “Straighten Basic Skills”
Strategy To Raise Awareness and Improve, Generalize and Help Tackling European Needs for Basic Skills – Straighten Basic Skills Improving
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Summary of EBSN 2014 Conference results are available (video)
How do we sum up these two days? There was lots of interesting discussion on  PIAAC, social inclusion, numeracy, family
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The digital forum where we can meet and promote basic skills
The digital forum where we can meet and promote basic skills a call for your active participation and contribution About
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Mother Child Education Foundation, Turkey awarded US Library of Congress International Prize
The Mother Child Education Foundation (AÇEV) received the International Prize of the US Library of Congress for its significant work
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French Literacy Week, September 8th to 13th, 2014
Updated program (in French) Press release  
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Adult basic skills and social inclusion: Call for examples
    NIACE (the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education) is calling for examples of  adult basic skills provision aimed
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The ePlatform for Adult Learning in Europe (EPALE) is coming soon
As the latest development in an ongoing commitment to improving the quality of adult learning in Europe, the  European Commission will
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NIACE’s new app “Maths everywhere”
  EBSN member NIACE has recently launched an app intended to help adults solve everyday maths problems and improve their
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Report form the second EBSN Academy course
The second EBSN Academy course took place in Luxembourg, in the town of Esch-sur Alzette, in March. The workshop’s language
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The French National and European Conference on Illiteracy
The French National and European Conference on Illiteracy was held in Lyon in November 2013. Organised by ANLCI, an EBSN
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New book from NIACE: Reading for Pleasure and Reading Circles
Reading for Pleasure and Reading Circles for Adult Emergent Readers Insights in Adult Learning Sam Duncan February 2014 RRP £7.95
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EPALE: The bid were EBSN is represented has successfully passed the evaluation of the open call for tenders
The objective of EPALE -Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe – is to establish an interactive web-based multilingual information
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The European Agenda for Adult Learning
The EU Agenda for Adult Learning defines the focus for European cooperation in adult education policies for 2012-2020. In the
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Massive interest for the first EBSN Academy experimental MOOC workshop
The first workshop of the EBSN Academy took place in Oslo November 25th to 29th 2013. The Grundtvig Literacy Workshop
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EAEA proposes Flagship Initiative on adult education
President Per Paludan Hansen introduced EAEA´s proposal of a European Flagship Initiative on adult learning at the Conference Equipping adults
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The Call for Proposals for Erasmus + has been published
The European Commission has published the Call for Proposals for Erasmus+, the new EU funding programme for education, training, youth
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Green light for Erasmus+
The Council of the European Union has formally adopted the new Erasmus+ programme for education, training, youth and sport from
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The first EBSN Academy event is launched!
Vox – Norwegian Agency for Lifelong Learning – has welcomed 20 delegates from EBSN members around Europe in Oslo this week!
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Press Release: Green light for Erasmus+
 More than 4 million to get EU grants for skills and employability http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-1110_en.htm
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The long awaited results are here: read about PIAAC…
… find out about your country and play around with the figures and tables. They are interactive! http://www.oecd.org/site/piaac/
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OECD to release PIAAC results on October 8
Mark your calendar! On October 8, 2013, OECD will be releasing the first results from the Programme for the International
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Illettrisme, Grande Cause Nationale 2013
On March 1st this year, a group of 66 French stakeholders in our field, led by our French EBSN member,
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Consultation on partnerships in Erasmus+: make your voice heard!
The Education, Training and Youth Forum 2013 will take place in Brussels on 17-18 October. The Forum promotes the idea
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Description of Teachers´ Competence
What is required of a professional teacher of initial and functional literacies to adults whose mother tongue is not a
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Grundtvig Workshops 2013-2014
Workshops enable adult learners to participate in learning events and seminars taking place in a European country other than their
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The ALFIE project has come to an end after two years of fruitful learning partnership co-operation
ALFIE, Alphabetisation of Immigrants to Europe, was a Learning Partnership within the Grundtvig / LLP programme, and it gathered policy
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IVQ (Information and Everyday Life): more than a national survey
The IVQ survey focuses (at national or regional level) on representative samples of the general French population, and among other
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Literacy and Basic Skills Community (Google+)
Join the Literacy and Basic Skills Google + Community!  
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Canadian Centre for Literacy – Fall Institute 2013
Registration has opened for the Canadian Centre for Literacy Fall Institute, to be held in Montreal on October 27-29, soon
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The EBSN Academy has officially been launched!
        We are still waiting for the final confirmation for some of the workshops you can read
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Literacy in focus in France
Literacy has been declared a Cause Nationale in France, and our colleagues at the ANLCI are in focus, working at
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Read the Recommendations from the EBSNs Learning Partnerships!
Two Grundtvig Learning Partnerships have been running within the EBSN Network for the past two years. ALFIE,  Alphabetisation of Immigrants
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Save the Date!
LitCam Conference “Literacy and Media: Innovative ways of teaching Media Literacy” For the first time in Helsinki, a LitCam conference
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The EBSN Academy
Good news are beginning to drip in! The two Norwegian  proposals for the EBSN Academy have been accepted! Read more about the
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BASKET on-line debate summary
In January the EU BASKET partnership opened an invitation to participate in a moderated on-line debate about the professional development
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Family Learning in Scotland
  Effective and Inclusive Practices in Family Learning – Two Case Studies, by Jane Jones, LWTT Download the report (pdf)
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Measures taken to reduce the Digital Divide
Research shows that most Norwegian adults are motivated for further learning to improve their digital competence. However, a large group
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