• April 15, 2024

Official launch and first steps of the Eureca project.

A partner group from Poland, the Czech Republic, Spain, Portugal and Italy started the project ‘EURECA – European URban ECology Academy’ in the framework of the Erasmus+ adult education programme at …

CARE: The consortium joined the Closing Meeting of the CARE project

On February 2nd, 2024, the consortium joined the Closing Meeting of CARE, a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme, which brings together seven partners from four countries (Spain, Italy, Portugal, Belgium). …

OFF LINE How to quit with Social Media

After two years of implementation, the OFFLINE How to quit with Social Media Erasmus+ project came to an official conclusion. Partners gathered together on 19 January, 2024 in Lecce (IT) to …

OPSIZO Diversity & Inclusion in Microenterprise Launch of the Open Education Resource Platform

OPSIZO Project launched the online Open Education Resource Platform, that represents a repository of the project’s outputs, results, news and contacts, and will be the OER platform for target groups to …

Free Matrix to Assess Digital Readiness at European VETs

A new Multidimensional and Multifunctional Matrix is now made available for free, aimed at both the educational and organizational level at Vocational Educational Training institutions in the EU. The matrix will …

A multidimensional and cross-disciplinary resource for local AE policy making

Mapping the Impact, Validation and Evaluation of Adult Education Policies has identified that EU wide AE Evaluation is highly fragmented and lacks common definitions and standards. This makes it very difficult for policy makers to control and assess the effectiveness of current AE policies. Plain coherent and straightforward policy development is needed. Any AE evaluation framework should ensure that cross organisational policy coherence occurs in vertical and horizontal terms. Vertical coherence requires that the different levels of government – national, regional, and local – follow common policy objectives and align systems of funding, accreditation and quality assurance. Horizontal coherence implies that there is understanding and coordination across policy areas within national or regional or local government.
The challenge for the wider adult learning community is to articulate targets and indicators for adult learning that capture the humanistic conceptions and practices of nonformal adult learning. The articulation of such a metric would ensure that this domain of adult learning can no longer be considered as ‘invisible’ by the state.
With reference to findings and evidences provided by partners, the CREATE 2 Evaluate ToolBox is conceived to ensure that local and regional policy makers from across Europe will be able to use the policy tools to better plan, design, implement and monitor Adult Education policies with a clear vision of sustainability of public funding in AE.
The CREATE and CREATE 2 EvaluateToolBox comprises a series of practical tools for policy makers to ensure evidence-based policy making and better align AE policies and programmes with local socio-economic development. Resources elaborated and published by partners are available in free, open and multilanguage version so as to ease and sustain the visibility and dissemination of training and education opportunities stemming from the model.
The ToolBox is structured in six different areas, each area includes specific resources and references that sustain local policy makers in better strategizing the alignment, consistent and coherence of local lifelong learning plans to EU long-term objectives and horizons.
Consistency of the objectives and outcomes
• Checklist to assess consistency of the objectives and outcomes of the AE trainings and programmes with the overarching strategies and agendas adopted by the EU

Programme creation at the policy/public administration level
• Checklist for providers: Evaluation of provider inclusion in Adult Education Policy Making
• Evaluation of Creativity in Adult Education Policy Making Matrix
• Focus Group Questions
• Survey for providers
• Survey for Public Administration Staff

Inclusivity of AE policies and availability of AE programmes
• Checklist to assess: Inclusivity of AE policies and availability of AE programmes in geographically excluded areas
• Dimensions of Diversity in Adult Learning

AE trainings and programmes delivery
• Individual Interview with participant: Methods, equipment and personnel in Adult Education and adjustment to the target group.

Value added stemming from the participation in AE
• Measuring the Wider Benefits of Adult Learning – Focus Group Guidelines for Learners and Training Providers
• Value added stemming from the participation in AE.

Continuity of programme evaluation and use of its results to improve AE policies
• Valorisation and Follow-Up to Evaluation. Some Success Factors
• Critical Success Factors: A Case Study
• Tips for policy makers seeking stakeholder engagement

All resources developed by the CREATE2Evaluate partnership are available via the official OPEN EDUCATION RESOURCE Platform of the project: www.create2evaluate.eu