REALM consortium was made up of the following 2 organisations beside AER:
• Representing Hampshire County Council (HCC) in Brussels, Southern England Local Partners – the lead organisation and responsible for project management and financial accountability of the budget as well as for providing understanding of EU policy in field of education and culture, among others, and for identifying suitable project opportunities for its home based partners
• Brussels Education Services (BES), a private consultancy with experience of running conferences, of undertaking project evaluations, and of assisting education and training providers – intermediary role between education and training providers and the European institutions.
You can find all the regional partners on the project website.
REALM ‘Regional Adult Learning Multipliers’ project contributed to enhance adult learning agenda as well as to support a better formulation and delivery of EU policies in field of adult learning.
4 seminars were held on the nature of flagship policy, its effects on adult education and its implementation. The focus was on the following topics:
• European Platform against poverty and the European Year 2012 of Active Ageing
• Youth on the Move and New Skills and Jobs
• Innovation Union and Digital Agenda for Europe
• Resource Efficient Europe & an Industrial Policy for the Globalisation Era.
REALM project was funded under the EU Lifelong Learning Programme, Grundtvig – Accompanying Measures between November 2011 and October 2012. Grundtvig Programme was launched in 2000 and now part of the overarching Lifelong Learning Programme. The Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) supports learning opportunities from childhood to old age in every single life situation. The Grundtvig sub-programme focused on the teaching and study needs of adult learners, as well as developing the adult learning sector in general.
This project was the result from the need to better connect adult learning and EU policy development. Every region is responsible for rolling out the Europe2020 strategy. REALM project, therefore, focused on adult learning, and addressed the relevance of each of the seven designated Flagship Initiatives to this target group through special workshops and further best practice exchange initiatives.
What is AER’s role and how to get involved?
|Regions were invited to contribute good practice case studies to REALM website. Regions were encouraged to apply for 15 paid travel places for 15 adult learning specialists to attend the 4 seminars in Brussels during 2012. A network of regional practicioners was established by the end of the project.
AER’s role was the project dissemination and advertising of the project outcomes. Thus, AER drew in relevant regions to REALM seminars and facilitated their inclusion via the best practice website.
|You can find more information on Southern England Local Partners website.
|This project was funded with support from the European Commission through Lifelong Learning Programme.
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