June 30, 2021
IHF asbl joined the second transnational meeting of LEAP (Local Adult Education Policy), a Project co-funded by the Erasmus Plus Programme of the European Commission, which brings together seven Partners from six countries (Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Spain). The meeting was held in online mode due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The main objective of the meeting was to present the progress achieved in the Intellectual Output 2: the literature review, country reports, tools and good practices, and surveys, including a detailed analysis from each Partner. IO2 is composed of primary and secondary research. In particular, Partners focused on the review of policy papers, studies, research, articles and other relevant sources and resources.
The results presented by the Partners corroborate the relevancy of the project. In fact, a lack of information from local policy makers regarding European policies in the domain of Adult Education (AE) and LLL (Life Long Learning) was found.
The Partnership also started to discuss the Intellectual Output 3, sharing recommendations for future implementation.
A brief review of Dissemination and Quality Assurance considerations followed.
The LEAP project responds to the need to increase adult participation in formal, non-formal and informal learning set out at local, national and EU level. Given the evidence of a disconnect between the macro level of policy (EU dimension) and the micro level (local/regional dimension), LEAP directly targets local decision-makers and the technical staff of local authorities to ensure they are aware of the importance of AE and that they are prepared to draft impactful local AE policies. To increase policy effectiveness, however, the project encourages cooperation with the wider AE ecosystem and thus also targets the full range of stakeholders involved in AE, such as education providers, learning centres, cultural centres, and the civil society.
The LEAP Website is now online at https://leap2local.eu, providing specific info on project aims, activities and results. Users can access LEAP’s OER Platform and its multilanguage results for free, no sort of log-in credentials are required.
In the Project, IHF asbl brings its expertise and experience as a key social player in international and European projects. In particular, IHF asbl ensures the “European Dimension” of the Project as it carries out all the technical tasks from a “European Perspective”, i.e. carrying out analysis of relevant EU policies and initiatives; extrapolating EU relevant case studies, lessons learned and best practices.
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