EPALE is a multilingual open membership community funded by the European Commission, as the latest development in an ongoing commitment to improving the quality of adult learning provision in Europe. You can read more about the EU policy on adult learning here.

The site is particularly designed to be of interest to teachers, trainers, researchers, academics, policy makers and anyone else with a professional role in adult learning across Europe. Almost 2000 of you took part in our survey about how EPALE could cater to your needs, and now your answers are helping to shape the platform.

We have listened to your preferences and have installed a brand new calendar function on the site. From here you will be able to find events from across Europe that relate to adult learning. We have also created a Newsroom, where you can find out about the latest developments and trends in adult learning, and sign up to our newsletter to stay in the know.

Soon there will be more useful tools on the site, including user profiles and a partner search area, as well as rate buttons that will help us to develop the site by finding out more about what you like.

As the site grows you will be able to exchange your news, views, ideas and resources with other adult learning professionals throughout Europe, right here on the EPALE site.

EPALE will be organised around five important adult learning themes. The themes, chosen by you, include learner support, learner environments and life skills. We will also keep you up to date on adult education policy developments, and best practices in improving quality in your work.

We are committed to involving you throughout the development of EPALE, so that it meets your expectations and gives you what you need to stay up to date with developments in adult learning across Europe.

EPALE has a strong editorial policy that also centres on the adult learning community. We want all of our users to feel welcome on the site, and to trust the information that is presented on this platform. You can read ourfull editorial policy statement here (PDF, 135.1 KB).

Please note: The news, views and resources published on the EPALE site are not endorsed by the European Commission.

Reference : http://ec.europa.eu/epale/