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The project

The European Grundtvig workshop "ADULT LITERACY WITHIN EUROPEAN IDENTITY" took place in Iasi, Romania, on 17- 28 June 2014 and was funded by European Commission through Life Long Learning Programme.

The workshop aims to bring together participants involved in adult literacy education to improve their practical competences of teaching and organizational management and to share pedagogical practices of adult literacy.

The project was prepared and coordinated by multi qualified Kasta Morrely specialists with recognized results achieved in previous international projects.
The workshop "Adult literacy within European identity" was addressed to staff and professionals working in the field of adult literacy education, interested to develop their competences and pedagogical work in the field of adult literacy.

The workshop:
- supported the development and sharing of innovate quality teaching practices in literacy of adults and adults with special needs;
- developed competences and pedagogical methodology for teachers and staff involved in adult literacy;

The workshop promoted and applied principles of active participation. The participants shared pedagogical methods and know-how of innovative methods and techniques in providing literacy education to adults and adults with special needs, studied and developed original methods of adult literacy.

Participating countries:
Bulgaria, Turkey, Scotland, Cyprus, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Spain.

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Adult Literacy in Europe

According to Survey of Adult Skills published on 8 October 2013
by the OECD and European Commission:

-  20% of the   EU   working age population has   low literacy and numeracy skills: the figure is higher among the unemployed who are likely to be caught i n a   'low-skills trap' because they do little or no adult learning ;
-  25% of adults lack the digital skills needed to effectively use ICT (addressing this is one of the objectives of the Commission's new  Opening up Education  initiative);
-  There are striking differences between countries in   skills provided through formal education: recent school leavers with an u pper secondary qualification in some Member States have similar or better skills than higher education graduates in others;
-  Lifelong learning policies must aim at sustaining skills over time given the gaps between generations revealed by the survey and the significant economic and social benefits of higher skills.

The survey was conducted in 2011/2012 in 23 countries, among them 17 EU Member States, representing more than 80% of the EU28 population.

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