25 mars 2017

ESC 33: the next European Students’ Convention will take place in Ireland

ESU OnlineThe 33rd edition of the European Students’ Convention is to be held in less than two weeks, between 6-8 March. This time, the event will take place in Galway – a small city in the West of Ireland – and it will be hosted by the National University of Galway, Ireland (NUIG) – one of Ireland’s seven universities and the leading university in the promotion of the Irish language. More...

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Key Considerations for Cross-Border Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area

ESU OnlineESU  in collaboration with  EURASHE, ENQA, EUA and EQAR has published an informative document on ‘Key Considerations for Cross-Border Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area’.
The development of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) through the Bologna Process has contributed to an increase in cross-border exchanges and cooperation in higher education, including in quality assurance (QA). More...

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Together, moving forward: Students from all over Europe gathered in Brussels to discuss the integration of refugees

ESU OnlineSome of the main challenges refugees face are   access to higher education and the recognition of qualifications. However, the Lisbon Recognition Convention – the main tool for recognition of studies in the European countries – can be used for an easier process. Participants unanimously agreed that refugees’ situations  need to be assessed on a case-by-case basis and that flexibility is required when it comes to situations such as missing diplomas, language, costs or traumatic experiences. More...

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Now available in French: Harnessing the Potential of ICTs for Literacy

To mark Mobile Learning Week 2017, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is publishing a French version of the second edition of its publication, Harnessing the Potential of ICTs: Literacy and Numeracy Programmes Using Radio, TV, Mobile Phones, Tablets and Computers. The compilation includes 26 case studies of literacy programmes that have adopted ICTs in order to provide literacy and numeracy opportunities to youth and adult learners. More...

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Community-based learning for sustainable development

Local communities have an indispensable role to play in supporting people’s learning and development and in creating societies that are engaged, inclusive and sustainable. Community-based learning strengthens bonds across generations, promotes agency and self-reliance, and fosters social cohesion, thus encouraging active citizenship and a sense of ownership of a community’s future. More...

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Launch of online lifelong learning portal for South-East Asia

The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Lifelong Learning (SEAMEO CELLL) launched an online portal on 6 March 2017 to share good practice and disseminate relevant information related to lifelong learning in the region. The portal is part of a bigger project, ‘Towards an ASEAN Lifelong Learning Agenda’, launched in 2016 in partnership with the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) and the 11 SEAMEO Member Countries. More...

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Towards promoting lifelong learning in five African countries

The workshop, part of a project organized by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) titled ‘Strategic Approach to Promote Lifelong Learning for All in Selected African Countries’, carries forward research presented in the 2014 UIL publication Key Issues and Policy Considerations in Promoting Lifelong Learning in Selected Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda and Tanzania, which looked at the development and implementation of lifelong learning strategies in the region. More...

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Launch of the third Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE III) in Latin America and the Caribbean

Eighty educational experts attended the launch of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning’s (UIL) third Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE III) on 15 February 2017 in Brazil, which also saw the release of the Portuguese version of the report. Topics at the event included the challenges of adult literacy and ways to strengthen Adult Learning and Education (ALE) in the country. More...

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Planting seeds of the empowerment of women in the changing world of work and life

To achieve an inclusive and sustainable society for all, the empowerment of women and gender equality have a vital role to play. The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is committed to creating and improving learning opportunities for young women in order to equip them, their families, communities and societies with the proper tools to thrive. More...

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Progress and potential: Adult learning and education in Arab States

Development in adult learning and education in Arab States is imperative. The Arab States’ region has made important but unequal progress in recent years. Many states are affected by political instability, which takes a high toll on education. It is estimated that 51 million adults in the region lack sufficient reading and writing skills. Every year, more and more children leave school without the skills to find a decent job. More...

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