EAEA Annual Conference - In cooperation with ICAE
12 June 2024
EAEA Annual Conference
Theme: Tranforming Lives, Communities and Society
Venue: Helsinki Conservatory of Music
Gina Ebner, General Secretary of EAEA
Lauri Tuomi, CEO of KVS and Vice-President of EAEA
Robbie Guevara, President of ICAE
Isabell Kempf, Director, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
Different room per discussion
Facilitated by Pinar Aksu, UNESCO RILA PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow.
Join this interactive session which invites you to reflect on your methods of engaging with policymakers, providing support for adult learners from migrant backgrounds and exploring possibilities of creating change.
In this session, we will explore the impact of using creative tools for advocacy and social change, sharing experiences within the workshop and ideas. How are migrants portrayed in the media? How are migrant adult learners portrayed within your communities? This interactive workshop will allow us to explore and experiment to understand advocacy for social change and how we change narratives.
Facilitated by Laura Kaestele, network weaver at ECOLISE, the European network of community-led initiatives for climate change and sustainability
What is the role of community in the radical lifestyle changes needed for all to live well within planetary boundaries? Why bringing community and nature at the heart of what we do is a powerful drive for transformation? What can adult educators learn from sustainable communities?
Join us in the workshop for some participatory, heart-felt and fun experiences and practices for community building, engagement and capacity in navigating transformation processes. We will also share inspiration and examples from local, sustainable community-led initiatives across Europe who care for nature and people showing that having a positive socio-ecological impact is possible.
Facilitated by AONTAS, Ireland
What can adult learning organisations do to encourage learner-led approaches? This workshop will share learner voice practices from across Europe providing insights into theory, policy, and practice. Learners and educators from at least three countries including Ireland, the Netherlands, and Austria will showcase how learners share their experiences, represent their communities, and lead the way to inform policy at national level. Join the workshop to get to know the existing practices in Europe and to reflect on the approaches that would work in your own context.
Organised and facilitated by the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE).
What’s the global outlook on adult learning and education? In this workshop, participants will explore diverse international approaches and their far-reaching implications for policy, practice, and personal growth. Engaging sessions will delve into various educational practices worldwide, emphasizing how these approaches shape the learning experiences of adults. Through interactive engagement, attendees will critically assess the adaptability of adult education to different cultural contexts, with a focus on promoting inclusivity and effectiveness. The overarching goal is to empower participants with a profound understanding of global trends in adult education, providing practical insights for integration into their professional endeavors. Ideal for educators, policymakers, and those interested in the adult education sector, this workshop is an opportunity to expand knowledge and network with professionals from around the world.
Adult learning has an impact! How do we make it visible?
Plenary discussion facilitated by Gina Ebner, EAEA
Gina Ebner, EAEA Secretary General