The three-day, text-based discussion in the framework of the EPALE Migrant Education Week focused on three different topics on three consecutive days between April 26 and 28, 2016. The topics were the following:
- Experiences of what works for different migrant communities in adult education
- Challenges and obstacles for migrants to access and complete adult education
- Solutions to supporting learners with a migrant background access and successfully complete adult education programmes.
You can read the complete summary of each discussion on the links below.
EPALE – Summary of the discussion on 26 April 2016 “What’s your experience of delivering migrant adult education?”
On the first day we wanted to learn more about practitioners’ experiences of delivering migrant education across Europe. Beside EPALE representatives and the moderator of the day, we had participants from thirteen countries: Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Slovenia and the UK.
EPALE – Summary of the discussion on 27 April 2016 “What are the obstacles for migrants to access and complete adult education programmes?”
Besides the moderator and EPALE representatives there were participants from 16 countries: Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Turkey, and the UK.
The discussion indicated that migrants face a significant number of barriers in trying to access and complete adult education programmes.
EPALE – Summary of the discussion on 28 April 2016 “What are the good practice solutions to supporting adult learning programmes for migrants?”
Day 3 of the discussion was moderated by Dr Linda Morrice. There were participants from 15 countries: Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Malta, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Turkey, and the UK.
On the third day we sought to identify best practice solutions and to explore some of the factors which make an effective and successful adult learning programme for migrants. Below is a summary of the good practice solutions identified, and three big challenges facing adult learning programmes for migrants.