Contribution of the Adult Learning Action Plan and of Grundtvig Programme to the fight against poverty and exclusion. Ada Schaefer-Sotiropoulou, European Commission (EAC B4) Conference on the fight against poverty and exclusion Kranjska Gora 1st October 2009.
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Contribution of the Adult Learning Action Plan and of Grundtvig Programme to the fight against poverty and exclusion
Ada Schaefer-Sotiropoulou, European Commission (EAC B4)
Conference on the fight against poverty and exclusion
Kranjska Gora 1st October 2009
Poverty and exclusion in Europe and the EU Policy context
poverty and social exclusion a priority area in the social agenda and strategy.
2010: 26 million €, 17 million € by EU
ESF : 10 billion € in people’s skills /year
Education and training a key element for the growth and jobs
to be better skilled is key for equity and social inclusion
Policy cooperation at EU level provides support to countries’ educational reforms.
Strategic Framework for European Cooperation in Education and Training 2009.
Education and training and the economic crisis,
trends and challenges :
benchmarks for 2010 will not be reached, literacy is deteriorating
The economic downturn and the urgency of reforming education and training systems
all learners should benefit from innovative learning, teaching including the disadvantaged
Implementing lifelong learning through formal, non-formal and informal learning
Contributes to adress poverty paired with social exclusion:
« It is never too late to learn » in 2006 (adults'employability, mobility, acquisition of key competences, socially inclusive labour market and society)
« It is always a good time to learn » in 2007 (for MS with support from the Eu to develop efficient and equitable adult learning systems to Increase participation of adult learners:
quality for learners, the professional development of staff, the providers and delivery.
systems for recognition and validation of non-formal and informal learning
quality and comparability of data on adult learning for policy-making.
adults with labour market skills, social integration and preparation for active ageing.
77 million adult Europeans with low qualifications.
The Adult Learning Action Plan: literacy, languages and digital competence for low-skilled, unemployed and immigrants
The disadvantaged :
Low literacy skills
Inadequate work skills
Insufficient skills for integration
national targets to increase skill level for disadvantaged
identification of target groups and key factors for reintegrating people into market, education and training, and in society.
pilot projects for reaching the target groups will be launched within the LLP for one level higher qualification.
monitoring of the results. MS to report on progress in raising the skill levels of target groups in the Joint Progress Report on Education and Training.
Validation and recognition of skills and competences assessing and recognizing non-formal and informal learning
Identification of good practice of recognition and validation of non-formal and informal learning
Peer learning activity, exchange of good practice and cross border exchange of staff to be funded by the LLP
First report of results
vulnerable social groups and marginal social contexts,
adults who left school early,
Migrants who never had the possibility to go to school
an ageing population.
The annual LLP Conference 2010 will be aligned to the fight against poverty and exclusion
Priorities for Grundtvig actions in the 2009 call
Priority for Networks:
Validation and certification of non-formal and informal learning outcomes
Improving outcomes taking into account their specific needs
Improving validation of prior learning of the AE practitioners
How education and training frameworks can be applied to to adult learning
Mechanisms for assessing competences
Recognition of prior learning of migrants
Official documentation-References and site