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. At the same time, 70 million adult Europeans have difficulties with basic reading, writing and calculating.
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Knowing the past is indispensable for the discussion on the current state of adult education and the identity of the practitioners since the present-day situation is the outcome of complex historical processes in the context of different national, social and cultural milieus. To reveal the diversity and richness of European adult education traditions, the network also emphasizes the significance of combining the historical approach with cross-cultural, transnational and comparative perspectives. Such approach can also help to understand the challenges of current transnational communication and cooperation in the field.
But how can it be defined: does it mean the same in different countries, and what are its policy implications? Inthe EU funded a two-year project under its Socrates Programme to investigate the approaches to lifelong learning and the implementation of lifelong learning projects in universities in four selected countries Finland, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Lifelong Learning has been the reference point for policy makers, and to an extent senior managers, in post compulsory education and training throughout Western Europe during the s.
The main focus is to promote adult learning and access to and participation in non-formal adult education for all, particularly for groups currently under-represented. In the first years after the Second World War, the Netherlands Folk high school movement saw it as its mission to strive for a Europe wide cooperation of Folk high schools. Oscar Guermonprez, director of the Bergen Folk high school in the Netherlands, imagined in this context an office for documentation and information, with an advisory council representing the whole field of adult education.
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The presented article touches upon the idea of adult education history in Europe. It highlights the main programmes and events, which were a great contribution to the development of lifelong learning. At ancient times, adult students considered to be the prominent audience at philosophical lectures of immortal minds.
Oriented in the Christian understanding of the human being, the members of FEECA see their task in the effort in human dignity and the human right of holistic education in a pluralistic european society. FEECA supports the work of their members in a wide variety of ways. It provides an opportunity for an exchange of experience between the members, organises conferences, symposia and seminars, invites to participate in education programmes and it develops own projects in this framework. FEECA maintains contacts with national and international church and public institutions and participates actively in education policy.
EAEA is the voice of non-formal adult education in Europe. EAEA is a European NGO with member organisations in 44 countries and represents more than 60 million learners Europe-wide whose purpose is to link and represent European organisations directly involved in adult learning. EAEA promotes adult learning and access to and participation in non-formal adult education for all, particularly for groups currently under-represented.
It promotes adult learning and access to and participation especially in non-formal adult education for all, particularly for groups currently under-represented. EAEA's main roles:. EAEA publishes an electronic newsletter in English six times annually. Other services include a member newsletter, an RSS feed of the website as well as Facebook and Twitter pages.