The successful participation of adults in lifelong learning depends crucially on the availability of qualified staff in the adult and continuing education sector.
The three-day conference is designed to highlight the key role of staff in adult and continuing education (ACE) in ensuring provision of high quality learning offers for adults in the field of formal, non-formal and informal learning.
The conference pursues three aims:
- present the state of art of professional development of ACE staff in Europe in different working fields;
- initiate a European dialogue between ACE researchers, practitioners, project leaders, policy makers and educational administration representatives about the current state of art and ways to improve the situation;
- formulate recommendations for the improvement of the situation and discuss them with policy makers.