Presentation on theme: "1 Non-formal and informal adult learning in the 2020 EU Strategy. Grundtvig contact seminar Traditional handcrafts Bratislava, Slovak Republic December."— Presentation transcript:
1 Non-formal and informal adult learning in the 2020 EU Strategy. Grundtvig contact seminar Traditional handcrafts Bratislava, Slovak Republic December 9 – 12, 2010 Zuzana Stefanikova, email@example.com Jana Bytcanekova, firstname.lastname@example.org AINova, www.ainova.sk
2 Content Characteristics of types of education Europe 2020 Strategy The role of education in the New Europe 2020 Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Education and Training 2020 (2009)
3 Formal education Is the hierarchically structured, chronologically graded 'education system', running from primary school through the university and including, in addition to general academic studies, a variety of specialised programmes and institutions for full-time technical and professional training.
4 Non-formal education Is any organised educational activity outside the established formal system - whether operating separately or as an important feature of some broader activity - that is intended to serve identifiable learning clientele and learning objectives. “It is never too late to learn”
5 Informal education Is the truly lifelong process whereby every individual acquires attitudes, values, skills and knowledge from daily experience and the educative influences and resources in his or her environment - from family and neighbours, from work and play, from the market place, the library and the mass media.
6 Europe 2020 Strategy In June 2010, the European Council formally adopted the new economic strategy of the European Union: “Europe 2020 - A European strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. “
7 Europe 2020 Strategy - priorities Smart growth: developing an economy based on knowledge and innovation. Sustainable growth: promoting a more resource efficient, greener and more competitive economy. Inclusive growth: fostering a high-employment economy delivering social and territorial cohesion.
8 Europe 2020 Strategy These three mutually reinforcing priorities should help the EU and the Member States deliver high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion. The Union has set five ambitious objectives - on employment, innovation, education, social inclusion and climate/energy - to be reached by 2020. Each Member State will adopt its own national targets in each of these areas. Concrete actions at EU and national levels will support the strategy.
9 EU Wide targets 1. Employment - 75% of the 20-64-year-olds to be employed 2. R&D / innovation - 3% of the EU's GDP to be invested in R&D/innovation 3. Climate change / energy – greenhouse gas emissions 20% lower than 1990 – 20% of energy from renewables – 20% increase in energy efficiency 4. Education – reducing school drop-out rates below 10% – at least 40% of 30-34–year-olds completing third level education 5. Poverty / social exclusion – at least 20 million fewer people in or at risk of poverty and social exclusion
10 How will the EU boost the progress? Through 7 flagship initiatives: - “Innovation Union” - “Youth on the move” - “A digital agenda for Europe” - “Resource efficient Europe” - “An industrial policy for the globalisation era” - “An industrial agenda for new skills and jobs” (lifelong - learning strategies) - “European platform against poverty”
11 National targets To ensure each EU country implements the Europe 2020 Strategy in a way that fits its particular situation, the 5 EU- level targets are being translated into national targets, to reflect the level of ambition, each is able to make to the wider EU effort.5 EU- level targets This will happen in a dialogue with the Commission in order to check consistency with the EU headline targets. Each country will then set its final national targets in its national reform programme at the end of 2010.
12 Guidelines for the Europe 2020 strategy. On their basis the member states will draw up National Reform Programme. Part II of the Europe 2020 Integrated Guidelines relates to employment issues. Guideline 7: Increasing labour market participation and reducing structural unemployment Guideline 8: Developing a skilled workforce responding to labour market needs, promoting job quality and lifelong learning Guideline 9: Improving the performance of education and training systems at all levels and increasing participation in tertiary education Guideline 10: Promoting social inclusion and combating poverty
13 Guidelines for the Europe 2020 strategy Based on the Guideline 8: Developing a skilled workforce responding to labour market needs, promoting job quality and lifelong learning, Member states should focus on: promoting productivity and employability through an adequate supply of skills complementing education and vocational training with effective incentives for lifelong learning developing systems for recognising acquired competences promoting the acquisition of transversal competences and creativity aiming their efforts particularly at supporting those with low skills and increasing the employability of older workers enhancing the training, skills and experience of highly skilled workers, including researchers
14 Guidelines for the Europe 2020 strategy in cooperation with social partners and business improving access to training, strengthening career guidance combined with systematic information on new job openings and opportunities promoting entrepreneurship and enhanced anticipation of skill needs through joint financial contributions from governments, individuals and employers promoting investment in human resource development, up- skilling and participation in lifelong learning schemes enacting schemes to help recent graduates find initial employment or further education and training opportunities, including apprenticeships
15 The role of education in the New Europe 2020 Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Education is an essential tool for achieving the objectives of Europe 2020. Two of the strategy’s three priorities, smart growth, based on knowledge and innovation, and an inclusive high- employment society, as well as three of its seven flagship initiatives (Innovation Union, Youth on the Move, and An Agenda for New Skills and Jobs) depend critically on education and training.
16 The role of education in the New Europe 2020 Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Moving out of the crisis is the immediate challenge Yet innovation is a widely recognised necessity. Leading companies and public and private bodies have long spoken for innovation to be given all the importance it deserves. Europe 2020, the European Union’s new strategy for growth and social cohesion, centres on innovation and creativity The interdependence between education, research and innovation – often referred to as the knowledge triangle – is a key element of European innovation policy. The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) – which is just now becoming fully operational – was a first step in establishing the best conditions for developing and strengthening these relationships.
17 The role of education in the New Europe 2020 Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Youth on the Move is set to build on successful programmes like Erasmus to enhance the effectiveness and international attractiveness of Europe’s higher-education system The Agenda for New Skills and Jobs means empowering people to adapt to new conditions through the acquisition of new skills. It will give an impetus to the strategic framework that we have put in place for European co-operation in education and training over the coming decade. Advanced innovation systems in Europe are characterised by rich lifelong learning opportunities
18 The role of education in the New Europe 2020 Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Digital literacy has become an essential key competence, and its uneven distribution – the so-called digital divide – is fast becoming a 21st-century form of social exclusion. A. Vassiliou plans to mobilise another important innovation tool: culture, including the cultural and creative industries sector, which is a strong European asset, both on its own terms and as a factor in broader economic activity Creative partnerships are increasingly used by business as well as by education to unlock creative talent and innovation capacities. Creativity and imaginative thinking are at the source of innovation in all sectors.
19 EU education and training policy 2020 has been given added impetus since the adoption of the - Lisbon Strategy 2000 - Education and Training 2010 Programme (2002) - Education and Training 2020 (2009)
20 EU education and training policy 2020 “Education and Training 2020” (ET 2020) is a new strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training that builds on its predecessor, the “Education and Training 2010” (ET 2010) work programme. It provides common strategic objectives for Member States, including a set of principles for achieving these objectives, as well as common working methods with priority areas for each periodic work cycle.
21 The new strategic vision and framework 'ET 2020' addresses four strategic objectives : 1. Making lifelong learning and mobility a reality; 2. Improving the quality and efficiency of education and training; 3. Promoting equality, social cohesion and active citizenship; 4. Enhancing creativity and innovation, including entrepreneurship, at all levels of education and training.
22 Strategic objective 1: Making lifelong learning and mobility a reality – To update and develop skills in line with changing economic and social circumstances - To implement coherent and comprehensive lifelong learning strategies - To develop national qualifications frameworks based on relevant learning outcomes - To speak for greater openness towards non-formal and informal learning and making periods of learning abroad - To increase transparency and recognition of learning outcomes - To promote adult learning, to increase the quality of guidance systems, and to make learning more attractive in general - To develop new forms of learning and the use of new teaching and learning technologies - To expand mobility for learners, teachers and teacher trainers - To achieve this will require renewed efforts on the part of all concerned, for instance with regard to securing adequate funding.
23 Strategic objective 2: Improving the quality and efficiency of education and training - To raise the level of basic skills such as literacy and numeracy, - To make mathematics, science and technology more attractive - To strengthen linguistic competences - To ensure high quality teaching - To provide adequate initial teacher education, continuous professional development for teachers and trainers, and to make teaching an attractive career-choice - To improve the governance and leadership of education and training institution - To develop effective quality assurance systems.
24 Strategic objective 3: Promoting equity, social cohesion and active citizenship To enable all citizens, irrespective of their personal, social or economic circumstances, to acquire, update and develop over a lifetime both job-specific skills and the key competences needed for their employability and to support further learning, active citizenship and intercultural dialogue To promote intercultural competences, democratic values and respect for fundamental rights and the environment, as well as to combat all forms of discrimination, equipping all young people to interact positively with their peers from diverse backgrounds.
25 Strategic objective 4: E nhancing creativity and innovation, including entrepreneurship, at all levels of education and training - Creativity and innovation are crucial to enterprise development and to Europe's ability to compete internationally - A first challenge is to promote the acquisition by all citizens of transversal key competences such as digital competence, learning to learn, a sense of initiative and entrepreneurship, and cultural awareness - A second challenge is to ensure a fully functioning knowledge triangle of education-research-innovation.
26 OPEN METHOD OF COORDINATION / OMC The OMC is a relatively new and intergovernmental means of governance in the European Union, based on the voluntary cooperation of its member states.intergovernmentalEuropean Union member states The OMC should draw on: - the four strategic objectives for European cooperation outlined above, - common reference tools and approaches, - peer learning and the exchange of good practice, including the dissemination of outcomes, - periodic monitoring and reporting, - evidence and data from all relevant European agencies, European networks, and international organisations, - making full use of the opportunities available under Community programmes,