UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, one of EBSN’s member organisation, has recently published its annual report for 2020. In general, the report presents a wide scope on how lifelong learning policy and practice contributed to the promotion of SDG goal 4 i.e. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
In the opening, Daniel Baril, Chair of the UIL Governing Board emphasised the need for education policy to take up a more lifelong learning focused view in the future. David Atchoarena, UIL Director stressed the fact that ‘lifelong learning facilitates and shapes change and is key to building resilience’.
2020 has brought along new challenges and new ways of collaborating for the benefit of adult learners, including individuals with basic skills needs. Along with 13 new associated member organisations, EBSN joined the Global Alliance for Literacy (GAL) to contribute to the partnership in the field of adult literacy. In the framework of GAL’s general meeting on 28 and 29 October, EBSN’s Secretary-General Graciela Sbertoli talked about family learning and other alternative approaches to literacy (Read page 17 of the event report here.)
Read the report and find more adult literacy-related resources on UIL’s website for the 2020 annual report here.