The Department of Adult and Community Education welcomes EAEA

From left to right Michael Kenny (MU), Josephine Finn (MU), Ola Aleksandra Kozyra (EAEA), Camilla Fitzsimons (MU), Raffaela Kihrer (EAEA) and Brid Connolly (MU)
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 11:00

On the 10th of April, DACE hosted a conversational exchange with some colleagues in the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA). EAEA are a network organisation who seek to give voice to the non-formal adult education sector across Europe. They specifically seek to represent European adult education non-governmental organisations in promoting access and participation in adult learning, particularly for groups who are under-represented.

For more information on the work that they do see here

Staff at DACE shared the Irish experience of adult education with an emphasis on the work of DACE in shaping policy direction in an Irish context. DACE have been a significant contributor to policy development, most notably through the White Paper in Adult Education, Learning for Life and also through our ongoing relationships with key policy stakeholders. Differences and similarities were shared across a European context. Shared themes to emerge were a European policy emphasis on employability, yet a continued commitment by practitioners to hold a more holistic commitment to adult education that incorporates personal and political development.