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06 December 2017

Workshop in Brussels: Uncovering funding trends for adult education

The financing of adult education has a variety of dimensions: from the fragmented nature of the…
31 July 2017

FinALE Workshop in Porto: Adult Education has Long-term Impact on Economy and Society

In spite of the many best practices that showcase the benefits of adult learning, little research…
04 April 2017

Partner Meeting in Porto

FinALE's third transnational project meeting was held on April 5th, 2017 in Porto, Portugal. At the…
29 September 2016

Partner Meeting in Copenhagen

29-30 September 2016: second project coordination meeting in Copenhagen to discuss the (almost)…
07 September 2016

Conference in Zurich: Aspects of Financing Adult Learning

An international conference was held on 7 September 2016 at the Zurich Pedagocial University (PH)…
12 February 2016

Kick-off Meeting in Hannover

On February 11th and 12th, 2016, the project partners met in Hannover, Germany to start the…
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Adult education: it’s not a cost, it’s an investment!

Non-formal adult education promotes social cohesion, and it equips adults with the skills, knowledge and competences needed in our society. Yet only a crumb of public funding is allocated to the education of adults. The FinALE (Financing Adult Learning in Europe) project looked at the financing of adult education in Europe, analysed the “why” and “how” to invest in adult education and developed an advocacy toolkit for a better financing of the sector.

Why invest in adult learning?

Everyone working in adult learning will have an answer to this question: because it promotes skills and competences in a wide range of fields, particularly of those who are furthest away from learning, because it fosters social inclusion, and “simply” because it means joy and contributes to people’s well-being, to name just a few. However, as the sector is affected by decreasing public funding and structural changes in the way it is financed, there is a growing need to raise awareness of the benefits of adult education and the reasons why it should be better funded.

New Cedefop Study on Low-skilled Adults in the EU

The new Cedefop study, entitled "Investing in skills pays off", seeks to provide a comprehensive and robust evidence base in relation to low-skilled adults in the European Union. It analyses trends in low skills among adults as well as characteristics, determinants and risks of being low skilled.

Alan Tuckett: Why There is so Little Political Commitment to Adult Education

In an article for the World Economic Forum, adult education expert Alan Tuckett explores the question of why there is not more financial and political commitment to adult education, even though there is ample evidence of its benefits to the individual, the economy and society.

Money matters: learning from Museum education

NEMO, the The Network of European Museum Organisations, happy to share Money Matters: The Economic Value of Museums with you.

In the introduction, NEMO's chair David Vuillaume writes that museums are integrated into the economic world, but come with certain and unique specifics and layers. "They are a part of the leisure society, but cannot be compared to theme parks. They have an impact on tourism, but are not simply marketing instruments for a region or a city. They create work and wealth, but not in the same way as private companies."

 

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