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Erasmus for adults KA2 – Dialogue Project
Monday, February 17, 2020
10:00am-11:00am London

(5:00am New York / 11:00am Berlin / 12:00pm Jo'burg)

Key Action 2 – Erasmus for adults

What activities are possible?

Strategic Partnerships in adult education can last between 12 and 36 months and are a flexible way of working with partners from different countries. Strategic Partnerships in adult education must focus on activities designed to improve adult education provision across the participating countries. Activities include:

·        improving and extending the offer of high quality learning opportunities tailored to individual adult learners;

·        designing and implementing effective strategies for enhancing basic skills;

·        evaluating the effectiveness of adult education policies at national, regional and local levels;

·        developing adult educators’ competences to deal with diversified groups of learners, making use of new technologies and teaching outcomes.

There are two different kinds of Strategic Partnership projects that you can apply for: projects supporting exchanges of practices and projects supporting innovation.

In the field of adult education priority will be given to:

 o Improving and extending the supply of high quality learning opportunities for adults by making available flexible learning offers adapted to their learning needs (e.g. blended learning, digital learning applications), and by the validation of skills acquired through informal and non-formal learning.

 o Supporting the setting up of and access to upskilling pathways for adults with a low level of skills, knowledge and competences allowing them to enhance their literacy, numeracy and digital competences, as well as other key competences, and to progress towards higher qualifications, including through skills identification and screening or tailored learning offers.

 o Increasing learning demand and take-up through effective outreach, guidance and motivation strategies which support the Upskilling Pathways by encouraging and supporting low-skilled and/or low-qualified adults or through developing guidance as a service to ensure that adults have access to relevant learning throughout life.

 o Extending and developing the competences of educators and other personnel who support adult learners, in particular in assessing their prior knowledge and skills and in motivating them to learn; improve teaching methods and tools through effective use of innovative solutions and digital technologies.

 o Developing mechanisms to monitor the effectiveness and improve quality assurance of adult learning policies and provision, and to track the progress of adult learners.

 When developing their project and before applying for EU support, participating organisations must verify that the project respects the following criteria: eligibility, exclusion, selection and award.

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