EPALE - the ePlatform for Adult Learning in Europe
The ePlatform for Adult Learning in Europe (EPALE) is a multilingual open community funded by the European Commission, as the latest development in an ongoing commitment to improving the quality of adult learning provision in Europe.
The ePlatform for Adult Learning in Europe aims to be a community hub for teachers, trainers, researchers, academics, policy-makers, and anyone else with a professional role in adult learning. The recent OECD study on adult skills showed that one in five adults in the EU have very low levels of literacy and numeracy, and that one in four lack the skills to use digital technology effectively. EPALE is an initiative to improve adult learning in order to increase the skill level of Europeans.
EPALE will include news, events, ideas, and resources in multiple languages. The website will be organised around the following five themes:
- Learner support
- Learning environments
- Life skills
- Policies, stategies, and financing