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#LearningPlanet Festival

You are invited to participate in the 2nd edition of the #LearningPlanet Festival, on the theme "Learning to take care of yourself, others and the planet" which will take place online on January 24 and 25, 2021, on the occasion of the International Education Day.

[L&W] Call for contributions to the next edition of the L&W Newsletter

You are invited to submit information for the next edition of the Newsletter for European Research in Learning and Work [L&W], due to appear at the beginning of February 2021.

This briefing paper focusses on the role of stakeholders in peacebuilding which are defined as actors coming together to participate and cooperate at different levels for the sake of building peaceful societies. We aim to showcase that the active participation of different actors and organisations has a significant impact on the development of peacebuilding projects.

Webinar invitation: A prisoner’s right to education – 21 January 2021

Approximately 11 million people are currently incarcerated in penal institutions worldwide. While education is a fundamental human right, many of these penal institutions are overcrowded and at crisis point, unable to provide education according to international standards. In an effort to address this problem, UIL will host a webinar on 21 January 2021 entitled ‘A prisoner’s right to education’ as part of UNESCO’s ‘#RightToEducation’ campaign and to mark the 60th anniversary of the UNESCO Convention against Discrimination in Education.

eucen ULLL Open Fora 2020 Vol 4 No 02

The EUCEN University Lifelong Learning Fora 2020 went very well. The week on Active Citizenship was moderated Balázs Németh, EUCEN President and PASCAL Co-Director.

Presentations included Professor Sir Alan Tucket, colleagues from South Africa, Germany and Serbia, including Professor Katarina Popovic, ICAE Secretary-General. Several presentations feature in the EUCEN eJournal.

We in PIMA are delighted to be co-hosting with the Canadian Association for Studies in Adult Education (CASAE) and the UK-based SCUTREA. CASAE is acting as secretariat. We have very special presenters and when you register you will also obtain a link to a fascinating 30-minute film, ‘Women hold up the sky', which we invite you to watch beforehand.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Fair Access to Higher Education in Scotland

Many subscribers will be interested in the interim report of the of Commissioner for Fair Access in Scotland, Sir Peter Scott, on the impact of the COVID-19 on fair access to higher education.

The School of Education at the University of Glasgow, in conjunction with the Centre for Research and Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning (CR&DALL), the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change, and the UNESCO Chair in Refugee Education through Languages and the Arts invites you to our Webinar Series 2021.

Prison Education - A Hard Cell? Tuesday 19 January 2021

Jim King, the Head of Education at the Scottish Prison Service, is presenting at an online seminar being organised by De Montfort University on Tuesday 19 January from 1300-1400.

Amongst his many achievements, Jim is a graduate of the MSc in Adult Education at the University of Glasgow. More details, including how to registration details, are provided below.

Government could support lifelong learning - or just launch initiatives - Jonathan Michie BLOG

I had hoped that we would all be starting 2021 a little easier - particularly with the announcements of vaccinations and lateral flow testing across the world - unfortunately for a lot of colleagues, we have once again been thrown into turmoil - closing buildings, changing learning patterns and increasing our constant support for students.

Publication and presentation of the special issue of RED about COVID and Education

Dear colleagues and friends, today the special issue of RED "Transition from conventional education to education and online learning, as a consequence of COVID19" is published. We share the presentation and the summary:

Call for Papers | Looking back for the future. Reconsidering adult learning and communities

Call for Papers, 12th Conference of the ESREA Network ‘Between Global and Local – Adult Learning and Communities’, ‘Looking back for the future. Reconsidering adult learning and communities’ Seville, September 16-18, 2021.

This report was released on 20th December with hardly any publicity but I think it’s very important.  A copy is featured below and the link is at the House of Commons website.

Although it only applies to England I think its findings and recommendations will be of interest to the whole adult learning community.


The Australian Learning Community Network is pleased to provide the latest news from around the network.

The gig economy in China

We are very pleased to announce a new British Academy award, Precarious work and future careers in the context of the gig economy in South Africa and China, with CR&DALL Core Member, Dr Lesley Doyle, as Principal Investigator. Her co-investigators are Professor Lauren Graham, the University of Johannesburg and Dr Geng Wang, University of Tianjin. Dr Wang recently completed her PhD under Dr Doyle’s supervision. It is one of 49 projects funded under the  Humanities and Social Sciences Tackling Global Challenges programme.

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