ALDA at the Life Long Learning Week – discussing quality education
On Tuesday 9 December, ALDA’s project manager Aldo Xhani brought in ALDA’s expertise in the debate on quality education in the Round Table on "Efficient and equitable funding of education: a target beyond reach", organised by EUCIS-LLL at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).
The meeting reunited key stakeholders in the field of education such as representatives of the European Parliament, the EESC, the EUCIS-LLL and many other organizations active in the field, to discuss the challenges to education in today’s economic crises timeframe and exchange experience on how to keep a quality education scheme despite the financial cuts experienced in several member states across Europe.
Investing in basic skills, tackling early school leaving and further developing adult education are key measures to decrease poverty risks levels and meet the objective of the Europe 2020 strategy. Further tools such as the ECI “Investing in education”, digital learning and migrant integration were also analysed and promoted as means to foster economic boost and bring the young generations out of the “lost generation” perspective.
ALDA brought in its expertise in the non-formal education field by equipping youngsters and adults with key tools and skills to be active members within the community as well as to increase their integration in the labour market.