The latest version of the adult learning community platform EPALE (the Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe) is now live. It includes a partner search function and forums so visitors to EPALE can get in touch and share expertise with their peers all over Europe.
The EPALE Partner Search facility aims to encourage mobility and ‘virtual’ cooperation across Europe, supporting the achievement of the objectives and priorities of the Strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET2020), particularly its priority of ‘Making lifelong learning and mobility a reality for all’.
The partner search facility will support the creation of new European projects and the exchange of adult education expertise. It is expected that, in turn, this will foster the development of staff skills and competences, a key EPALE objective.
The facility is open to individuals and organisations seeking to create short or longer-term collaborations, as well as those seeking to form partnerships on specific activities across Europe such as Erasmus+ funded projects.
Madeleine Rose, deputy director of the Erasmus+ UK National Agency, said: “We welcome the EPALE Partner Search as a new way to help adult education organisations develop their European links. It promises to be a useful tool in finding partners for Erasmus+ Key Action 1 Mobility or Key Action 2 Strategic Partnerships projects.”