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EPALE podcast - Empowering adults with basic skills needs


This podcast takes a closer look at relevant EU (and non-EU) initiatives addressing social inclusion, employment, and skills to see how they can empower adults with low-, (or no) qualification. First, the latest updates on the EU approach to micro-credentials are discussed. Then, we focus on the Swiss implementation experiences on the education voucher system. Learning about how the Swiss policy addresses adult basic skills development can serve with an example for European Member States on how they can steer their efforts in implementing the individual learning accounts for the benefit of this vulnerable target group.

Contributing experts:
  • William O´Keeffe - DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
  • Sofie Gollob - Swiss Federation for Adult Learning (SVEB)

The moderator of the podcast is Tamás Harangozó on behalf of the European Basic Skills Network.

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