Competitive Regions and Employability of Adults Through Education.


The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. The OECD's work on education helps individuals and nations to identify and develop the knowledge and skills that drive better jobs and better lives, generate prosperity and promote social inclusion. (Type: Organisation / Level: International Level / Language: English, French)

Policy Toolkit for Policy Making in Northern Ireland

Policy Toolkit for Policy Making in Northern Ireland

Project Awareness Raising for Adult Learning and Education (ARALE)

The ARALE project has come up with five groups of recommendations for building a strong awareness raising campaign for adult education: These are: 1.How to convince policy-makers 2.How to reach out to potential learners 3.How to organise Lifelong Learning Weeks 4.How to best use role models 5.How to find and cooperate with sponsors Best practice examples from all over Europe has been collected and written down about: - How to target the general public - How to target specific target groups - How to target policy-makers The project has been implemented by Nordic Baltic Network of National Adult Education Associations (DAEA) - EAEA - European Association for the Education of Adults, Brussels; Estonian Non-formal Adult Education Association, Tallinn; DAEA Danish Adult Education. Association, Copenhagen. Duration of project: 1 January - 31 December 2013

Project „Towards to integrated system for validation of non-formal and informal learning”

Val –Net Project objectives: •Raising awareness of validation of non-formal and informal learning result outcomes, the European Union's policy framework and policy framework for the development in Latvia; •Creating Partnership between different levels of education (policy level and practice level); •Creation of sustainable information exchange system - a nationwide cooperative network creation. The project target group consists of individuals and organizations that are involved in formal, non- formal and informal education - both - providers and users as well as policy makers and decision makers. The Val-Net project is implemented by five partners: The Latvian National Library (LNL); The Training and Consulting Centre "Baltic Bright"; The State Education Content Center (SECC); The Latvian Adult Education Association (LAEA); Gulbenes library. Associated partner was the Education Association IFORTUM. Project has been implemented from 01/03/2012 to 28/02/2013

State Employment Agency of Latvia, (SEA)

The mission of State Employment Agency of Latvia SEA) is to ensure the implementation of the state unemployment reduction policy by providing efficient services and promoting employment in the public interests. The SEA has the following functions - According to the needs, abilities and desire of the unemployed, the job seekers and the people facing the risk of unemployment, to provide rapid and high quality assistance in order to enhance their competitiveness in the labour market; - organize or to implement active employment measures (AEM) and preventive measures for reducing unemployment, including non-formal learning for adults. - prepare proposals for the development and implementation of a national policy, and to prepare proposals in the field of unemployment reduction and support to the unemployed, job seekers and people facing the risk of unemployment; - license and supervise merchants who provide work placement services (except manning of ships); - fulfil the functions of the second-level intermediary institution or the co-operation institution under the management of the European Union funds (until 2016). SEA is very crucial in provision of lifelong learning to appropriate groups of adults.

Training companies search engine (SPAIN)

Advanced Search Engine, you can find Centers Training institutions and training specialties, you can search for accredited training centers, identifying your location, data, training specialties and professional occupations linked to the training that is taught in them.

Training credits Calculator (SPAIN)

The credit available to companies during the current fiscal year is calculated from two data: what is quoted by the company in respect of Vocational Training in the previous year and the size of its staff, which will determine the percentage of the quoted amount to which it is entitled the company: Companies from 1 to 9 workers: 100%. From 10 to 49 workers: 75%. From 50 to 249 workers: 60%. Of 250 or more workers: 50%. It is possible to calculate the credit in the simulator available in this link

TAO - Project

"TAO" stands for the Chinese character meaning "way", "method" as well as for "Third Age Online". TAO’s main goal is to make it easier for older people to take advantage of the opportunities offered by online communities. TAO also seeks to develop strategies for online communities who wish to encourage older people to contribute content. Two kinds of online community are of particular importance: special interest organisations such as Seniorweb Switzerland and Seniorweb Netherlands, and communities with a wider audience such as Wikimedia. (Type: Project / Level: European Level / Language: English)

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