Adult learning can transform lives. The EPALE (Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe) Awards 2018 is an initiative organised to recognise the work done by professionals in adult education. The second edition of the awards aims to raise the profile of adult education in Malta. Nominations are now being accepted until 31 July 2018.

The biennial Awards are organised by the Directorate for Research, Lifelong Learning and Employability within the Ministry for Education and Employment and they celebrate
adult learning in Malta with the use of creative and inclusive learning methods.

The EPALE Awards are the perfect opportunity to emphasise the value of adult learning to a variety of audiences and to help spread the voice and visibility of adult learning.

Nominations will be received from learners, educators, public and private entities and civil society engaged in adult learning. Individuals and organisations who have shown dedication and commitment to improve themselves and their community through learning can submit a nomination.

The Directorate is looking for people, projects and organisations that show the use of creative and inclusive learning methods that achieve outstanding results with the
potential to be replicated and/or of inspiration to others. Nominations should reflect the priorities as stated in the EU Agenda for Adult Learning in Malta and the Lifelong Learning Strategy in Malta.

Nominations for the EPALE Awards 2018 will be received for the following categories:

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
Adult Learner Award
Adult Educator Award
Volunteer in Adult Education Award
PROJECTS/ORGANISATIONS
Adult Learning Project Award
Digital Project Award
WORK-BASED LEARNING AWARD
The deadline for nominating individuals and projects is Tuesday, 31st July 2018. The EPALE Awards evaluation board includes a number of local and foreign key experts working in the adult education field.

The award winners will be announced during the EPALE Awards Ceremony which will take place on the 23rd October 2018.

For the EPALE Awards 2018 guidelines and nomination form please contact Mahira Spiteri via email epale@gov.mt or phone +356 2598 2278.

The Directorate is the National Support Service for EPALE, which is an online platform community for professionals working in the adult education sector. The European Commission funds EPALE in an ongoing effort to improve the quality of adult learning in Europe.

 

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