28 août 2010

Guidance and counselling for ageing workers

Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training

Cedefop, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, is organising a two-day international workshop on guidance and counselling for ageing workers in Thessaloniki on 30 September and 1 October 2010.
The workshop brings together an international forum of researchers and experts to gather the latest insights and best practices on guidance and counselling for ageing workers; it embraces educational, occupational, psychological, sociological, human-resources and socio-economic research perspectives. See also the publication Working and ageing and the article Older workers’ training: low, but why.
The issue
Europe is ageing rapidly. Many Member States are extending retirement age in order to make sure that their pension systems can last. Indeed, popular discussions about demographic changes tend to focus on the financial repercussions of an ageing population. But there is more to this issue than budgetary constraints. Academic research is also exploring how ageing affects the ability to find work and learn on the job.
The key issue is how to make sure that longer working lives can be successful. This has sparked a debate on how to provide ageing workers with enough possibilities to update and renew their skills throughout their working lives.
The background
Research on ageing workers has grown significantly since the early 1990s. In 2008, Cedefop held an international workshop on learning and ageing. Researchers from all over the world presented and discussed their latest findings on the needs of ageing workers and on factors that promote or inhibit longer working lives.
The two main conclusions from this workshop were that successful active ageing requires commitment and involvement from both the workers themselves and employers. The working environment of ageing workers should support learning and recognise their particular needs. Moreover, older workers cannot successfully keep working if the labour market does not acquire a sound understanding of how the processes of ageing, working and learning relate to each other (Cedefop (2010). Working and ageing: Emerging theories and empirical perspectives. September 2010, forthcoming).
EU Member States have started providing guidance services that address the particular counselling and learning needs of groups such as the long-term unemployed, workers over 45, and workers in industries or companies undergoing restructuring. But we need more research on the impact and role of guidance and counselling for older workers across and beyond Europe. To design appropriate guidance and counselling services that fully cater for the needs of ageing workers, we need better theoretical and conceptual foundations and empirical evidence.

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University Communicators establish their roles towards 2020

EUPRIO Annual Conference 2010 in Stresa, Italy, 1-4 September 2010, “University Communicators establish their roles towards 2020”. Stresa 2010 will be a defining moment in the history of Euprio’s annual conferences. Past conferences have focused on networking, updating, further developing our professional skills and knowledge and developing cooperation through a series of traditional plenary speeches and workshops. Stresa 2010 will be totally different.

Taking an alternative approach it will provide new ideas and insights.  It will enable us to develop new skills and find innovative ways to do our job. Stresa 2010 will not only help us to become “more professional”. It will help us to become winners.
We don’t have a shared view of university communications.  Across Europe there are huge differences between our roles, what we call ourselves, what we do, the skills and abilities we have and the salaries we earn.  The current economy has changed the way we need to perform as a profession. We feel less secure about the stability of our jobs with many people experiencing redundancies and restructures in their place of work.
In order to succeed we need to embrace change and move away from the more traditional approaches of practising communications. And, critically, over the next ten years we will all have a vital contribution to make in supporting the development of the Bologna process.

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Fourth Nordic Conference on Adult Learning

11-13 April 2011, Trondheim, Norway. Conference theme:
Adult Learning – commitments, contexts and critical perspectives.
The idea of lifelong learning has an important position in modern society, both in the policy and research fields. In spite of, or rather because of this position, it is important to actualize some fundamental areas of adult learning. In 2011, the Nordic Conference on Adult Learning is focusing on commitments, contexts and critical perspectives.
Possible questions are:
How do individuals in different positions, groups and arenas deal with the civic obligation to learn?
What are the patterns of participation and the oppositions to these requirements?
What are the benefits of and dividends from adult learning, for whom and in what way?
How can conditions for learning be described in terms of possibilities and restrictions in varied contexts, and in the local, regional and global arenas?
How do researchers contribute to and critically question the phenomenon that is adult learning?
These are examples of questions that are important to adult learning in Nordic contexts. Exploring the three-fold dimensions separately or in combination may also give rise to related topics, such as identity, active citizenship and social inclusion/exclusion, all concepts with their meanings, boundaries and counter positions. The same applies to adult learning in relation to such settings as work, civic education, formal adult education, higher education, popular/liberal adult education, informal situations and so on. We welcome research from various disciplines with a variety of perspectives and methodologies, all contributing to the mixed practice of adult learning. The conference language is English.
The Nordic Conference on Adult Learning
The conference is a continuation of the conferences from the 1990s on adult education research in the Nordic countries, revived in 2005 as the Nordic Conferences on Adult Learning. Earlier conferences have been held in Turku 2005, Linköping 2007 and Middelfart 2009. The fourth conference in 2011 will be held in Trondheim and will be hosted by the Lifelong Learning Research Centre (ViLL) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The conference is sponsored by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management at NTNU.

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The integration of non-formal adult learning in NQFs

The integration of non-formal adult learning in National Qualification Frameworks (NQFs). Draft Programme.
EAEA/NVL Conference 2010, 25/26 November 2010, Brussels, Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre.
The conference will start at 1 pm on 25 November 2010 and end at 4 pm on 26 November 2010. Please explore the possibility to get funding through the Grundtvig Study visits and exchanges.
Dear colleagues, EAEA and NVL have the great pleasure to invite you to the conference on The integration of nonformal adult learning in National Qualification Frameworks on 25/26 November in Brussels.
We have chosen this topic because we think there is:
a. a need for more information on this topic and
b. a need to discuss possible civil society approaches to this topic and which role NGOs can play.
Please note that until 26 September, only EAEA and NVL members can register. On 27 September, we will open the registration to the general public, so do make sure to register in time!
Once you have registered, please wait for our confirmation before booking your transportation. With the confirmation, you will receive a hotel booking form and more information about the venue.

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III FESTIVAL OF NON-FORMAL EDUCATION

European Association for Education of Adults8-10 October 2010, Minsk, Belarus. The aim of the III Festival of non-formal education is to demonstrate the contribution of non-formal education in the improvement of quality of life. The goals of the Festival 2010 are:
1. to present non-formal education as a system that ensures the lifelong development of social, civic, professional skills and creative abilities of a person;
2. to present a variety of programs (for youth, elderly people, rural residents, people with disabilities, families, women, men, professional groups, non-governmental organizations, etc.).
3. to promote exchange of experiences and establishment of partnership relations;
4. to discuss trends and strategies of the development of non-formal education as an instrument for the improvement of quality of life in Belarus and abroad.
Sections:
1. Requirements and order of the society and state for non-formal education name of participant
2. Lifelong learning: legal ensuring and financing name of participant
3. International cooperation: challenges and prospects name of participant
4. Innovations and technologies in non-formal education name of participant
5. Climate change: new challenges for education
During three Festival days the following activities will take place:

    * presentation of the variety of educational programs and projects;
    * master classes performed by the best educators;
    * creative contests;
    * discussions on topical issues of development of non-formal education in our country and abroad;
    * interesting cultural program;
    * meeting potential partners for realization of your own initiatives.
Special issue of non-formal education magazine «Adukatar» will be published before the Festival. It will contain main papers, reports and presentations, planned for plenary meetings, sections, round tables and workshops. Please, provide papers in electronic form before the 10th of September, 2010 via e-mail fest.nfe@gmail.com.
Please, send your e-APPLICATION FORM by this link.

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Tutorat et seniors

http://www.jeuxserieux.fr/wp-content/themes/wp-pixels/featured/centre-inffo.jpgLe mardi 12 octobre 2010, de 8h30 à 10h30, Le Procope, Paris 6e. Petit déjeuner d’information - Tutorat et seniors : miser sur l’intergénérationnel.
Les pays européens se sont engagés à atteindre 50 % de taux d’emploi des 55 – 64 ans d’ici 2010 lors du Sommet de Stockholm en 2001–. La récente loi relative à la formation professionnelle et à l’orientation tout au long de la vie renforce le développement du tutorat et valorise la fonction de tuteur, en particulier les conditions de son exercice par des salariés âgés de plus de 55 ans. Toutefois, les entreprises rencontrent encore certaines difficultés à instaurer une politique ressources humaines solide envers leurs salariés seniors, il est important de voir en quoi le tutorat peut être une solution.
Ce petit-déjeuner sera l’occasion de débattre des points suivants :
* comment inscrire le tutorat dans une deuxième partie de carrière ?
* le tutorat est-il une voie de professionnalisation pour les salariés seniors ?
* quelles sont les bonnes pratiques en matière de tutorat pour les seniors ?
Télécharger le programme et le bulletin d’inscription.
http://www.jeuxserieux.fr/wp-content/themes/wp-pixels/featured/centre-inffo.jpgOp de dinsdag 10.12.2010, 8:30-tot-10:30, Le Procopius, Paris 6e. Ontbijt Informatie - Begeleiding en senioren focus op het genereren van generatie op generatie.
De Europese landen hebben zich gecommitteerd aan het bereiken van 50% arbeidsparticipatie van 55-64 jaar in 2010 op de top van Stockholm in 2001 -.
De recente wet op de opleiding en begeleiding gedurende het gehele leven verbetert de ontwikkeling van mentoring en waarden, gebaseerd tutor, in het bijzonder de voorwaarden voor de uitoefening van haar werknemers ouder dan 55 jaar. Meer...

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