Category Archives: Policy corner

How could adult education be more efficient in preventing unemployment and social exclusion among young adults? Does the adult education make enough for preventing political frustration among young people at risk of exclusion? What should be done to motivate vulnerable groups to take actively part in the social, economic and political development of the society? How could active societal participation be enhanced among immigrants and other vulnerable groups?

The blog discussion aims to support dialogue between researchers, policy-makers, educational authorities and educators. The section includes posts in various languages from our researchers to foster discussion. The discussion is open to everyone interested in the themes of the project.

You are very welcome to make comments or start new discussions!

To start a new discussion on the site, please, contact the site’s moderator Mr. Jaakko Hyytiä (jaakko.hyytia(at)

How access and collection of data, resource management and related competences can provide insights to improve the quality and efficiency of adult education provisions to vulnerable groups

On the 17th of January, I attended the EDUMAP final conference in Brussels representing the Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP), which is a European network of civil society organisations covering all…

Adult education and learning communities: Barcelona’s democratic education model

Imagine an adult education (AE) school where students are in the driver’s seat: a school where attendees prefer to be called “participants” because they do not only attend diverse courses,…

Educación de adultos y comunidades de aprendizaje: un modelo de educación democrática en Barcelona

Imagina una escuela de educación para adultos (EA) donde las y los estudiantes tienen el control: una escuela donde prefieren ser llamados “participantes” porque no solo asisten a diversos cursos,…

Yetişkin Eğitiminin kronik ve güncel sorunları kapsamında bir kamu aktörü olarak İŞKUR

Türkiye’de yetişkin eğitiminin aktörleri, başta kamu kurum ve kuruluşları, özel kuruluşlar, STKlar, yerel yönetimler, meslek odaları, üniversiteler ve uluslararası örgütler olmak üzere büyük çeşitlilik arzetmektedir. Bunların içerisinde Milli Eğitim Bakanlığı…

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Power of numbers and how to represent them to benefit the vulnerable

(Link to the previous post: EduMAP at the Finnish Educational Research Association (FERA) Conference on Education, Tampere, 15-16 November 2018) Authors: Paula Kuusipalo (Tampere University Faculty of Education and Culture)…

Prof. Murat Erdoğan at Kartepe Summit

Adult Education is an essential tool for social integration of refugees: EduMAP findings presented by Prof. Murat Erdogan (TAU) and Dr. Onur Unutulmaz (ASBU) at Kartepe Summit

Text by Onur Unutulmaz The Kartepe Summit is an annual meeting in Turkey where representatives of academia, civil society, and political institutions from across the country and abroad meet to discuss…

Combining qualitative and quantitative data in the EduMAP IDSS

I wrote a blog post on the challenges we have faced during the development of the EduMAP IDSS back in April. A lot has happened since.

How to bring vulnerable young adults to adult education opportunities using social media channels?

One goal of the EduMAP project has been to develop better adult education access strategies for young vulnerable adults using social media.

Confidence, communication and courage: discussing EduMAP’s findings with ESOL learners in London

Last week, EduMAP’s Natasha Kersh and Nathalie Huegler were given the opportunity to discuss research findings with learners of an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) programme at an…

Judit Tóth (University of Szeged): Adult Education should be prioritized in Hungary

Judit Tóth delivered the presentation „The shortcomings of adult education and opportunity to become an active citizen” at the Innovation – Innovative, Learning public administration Conference workshop held in Budapest…