The initial conference of the UK contribution to the EU Agenda for Adult Learning.

NIACE Dysgu Cymru are hosting the Learning for a better world, the initial conference of the UK contribution to the EU Agenda for Adult Learning in Cardiff on 25th – 26th April 2013.

The role of adult learning and skills to enhance Europe's economy and society is central to the work of the European Union, its member states and other participants in the Lifelong Learning Programme. 'Rethinking Education: investing in skills for better socio-economic outcomes', made a compelling case for investment. The 'European Agenda for Adult Learning', adopted by Council Resolution in November 2011, similarly stresses the need for adult educators to make a case for investment, better analyse learner participation and motivation, and develop robust strategies to engage adults who have benefited least from initial education systems.

NIACE as UK National Co-ordinator for the Agenda is running a number of innovation projects and peer learning activities in 2013 and 2014. This conference provides a platform for activity over the coming eighteen months. It will bring together adult learning practitioners, policy makers, learners and researchers from a variety of levels-- transnational, UK wide, national, regional and local.

The aim is to contribute to the EU Agenda and think about the UK's contribution in three main areas: -

The programme will be held at Holiday inn Cardiff City, Castle Street, Cardiff CF10 1XD and will run over 24 hours with workshops, seminars, keynote speeches, exhibitions and cultural visits. The conference opens on 25th April at 12 noon for registration with lunch at 12.12pm and starts at 1.30pm. On 26th April the day will start at 8.45 for coffee and networking with the conference running from 9:00am until 12.15pm with lunch at 13.15pm. Participants will receive a full conference report. A full programme for the event will be available shortly.

Date Added: February 4th 2013