International Learning Times

14th February 2014

The second UK International conference exploring ways of increasing participation of low skilled adults in learning – organised by NIACE as UK Coordinator for the EU Agenda on Adult Learning, together with Scotland’s Learning Partnership (SALP) – is taking place in Edinburgh 12-14 May.

International Learning Times is free to attend and will bring together researchers, adult educators, policy makers, adult learners and employers to improve and strengthen partnership working across Europe. Funded as part of a programme of work on behalf of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills and the European Commission for the European Union’s Agenda for Adult Learning, the conference will explore and investigate a range of policies, tools and techniques that support the EU’s Agenda.

This follows on from last year’s sold-out conference in Cardiff – Learning for a Better World – which was complemented by a special edition of Adults Learning that is available to download for free.

Joyce Black, Head of Life Skills at NIACE, said:

“Together with all of its partners, NIACE is working to meet the European Agenda’s aspirations of making lifelong learning a reality. Improving the quality of education and training, promoting active citizenship through adult learning and enhancing innovative learning environments is a key element of our work. Within our role as UK coordinator in particular, we will continue to work with our partners and stakeholders to promote adult learning across the UK, as well as to highlight the European dimensions – sharing good practice within the UK and the EU and sharing policy messages between member states.”