Virtual Annual Conference on Outreach and Access in Adult Learning, 19-20 November 2020

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Thursday, 19 November, 2020 to Friday, 20 November, 2020
Virtual Annual Conference on Outreach and Access in Adult Learning, 19-20 November 2020

What lessons can be drawn from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic? We invite you to discuss new challenges and opportunities for outreach and access in adult learning during our virtual conference.

19 November: Outreach and Access in Times of Crisis and Beyond

On the first day of the conference, we will focus on the immediate response to the pandemic and the support adult education providers have provided to their most vulnerable learners. We will also reflect on what lies ahead. Looking at “Outreach and Access in Times of Crisis and Beyond,” we will hear from Professor Ellen Boeren, a researcher in adult learning participation, and from several adult learning professionals who will share their hands-on experience in outreach and access during a series of interactive workshops. We will discuss digital exclusion, online and hybrid learning festivals, support for self-isolating learners, and more. The programme of the first conference day is presented below.

20 November: Upskilling Pathways as an opportunity to improve outreach and access. From EU policies to learners.

On the second day, we will look at the European Commission’s Upskilling Pathways as an opportunity to improve outreach and access, and we will discuss how and why to engage to make the initiative a reality. It will give you a chance to hear learners’ voices, discuss the challenges with other trainers, learn about different advocacy tools and contribute to the UP-AEPRO policy recommendations. The event will also be an occasion for the Portuguese adult education sector to gather and discuss successful initiatives on an inclusive and empowering basic skills provision. Second day is also the final conference of the Erasmus+ project Upskilling Pathways in AE-PRO. See the complete programme!

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