Toolbox

CREATE and CREATE 2 Evaluate ToolBox is developed with a view to ensure that local and regional policy makers from across Europe will be able to use the policy tools to better plan, design, implement and monitor Adult Education policies with a clear vision of sustainability of public funding in AE. The CREATE and CREATE 2 EvaluateToolBox will comprise a series of practical tools for policy makers to ensure evidence-based policy making and better align AE policies and programmes with local socio-economic development. The CREATE and CREATE 2 EvaluateToolBox will be made available for free in 7 different language versions to ensure the widest visibility and adoption.

The CREATE and CREATE 2 EvaluateToolBox contains policy tools and resources in support of regional/local policy makers to formulate better and more relevant Adult Education and Training solutions and programmes. The CREATE and CREATE 2 EvaluateToolBox will also allow regional/local policy makers to better align and integrate AE interventions with local economic development strategies.



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Valorisation and Follow-Up to Evaluation. Some Success Factors



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Measuring the Wider Benefits of Adult Learning – Focus Group Guidelines for Learners and Training Providers
Why this tool?

Although widely recognized that participation in adult training benefits go beyond the educational and economic outcomes and previous research clearly shows positive associations between AE participation and desirable personal and social outcomes, relevant data is rarely collected on a regular basis. 
This tool aims to encourage assessment of wider impact (personal and social benefits such as improved welbeing, social status and relationships, physical and mental health, pro-social behaviors and active citizenship) resulting from the impementation of AE policies and programs and  participation in AE (including mid-term and longer-term benefits). 
It is true that the process of involving participants and stakeholders into evaluation beyond the time of the training and the direct scope of learning requires deployment of more resources and a higher level of complexity. However, carrying out effective impact assessment and bringing together the perspectives of learners and AE stakeholders has the potential to reveal highly valuable insights on a topic that is currently under-addressed and increase the quality of further AE policies and programmes.


What purpose does this tool solve?

This tool is a set of two focus group guidelines to be carried out with AE stakeholders (especially training providers) and AE participants.
 Its aim is to assess the wider benefits of participation into AE (under a specific program/action/policy), from learners’ and training providers’ perspective, but also to support you, as a policy maker, to obtain a broader view and build deeper understanding  of the real-life impacts, beyond economical and educational, and to explore areas that were not yet fully addressed – including possible unexpected benefits.



How to use this tool?

This tool consists of 2 interview protocols, one to be carried out with AE learners and one with the representatives of the training providers.
 Each focus group protocol includes a back-ground questionnaire to be filled-in prior to discussion by each participant, an introductory text and 3-4 questions to be used by the focus group moderators. 
For each step of the discussion we foreseen orientative timing – however, an experienced moderator will adapt to the situation, depending on the progress of discussions, and will also be able to adapt the wording to the level of the learners participating into discussions.
In order to keep the tool light and easy to use, we excluded any theoretical background or general reccomendations concerning how to organize a focus group. However, if such guidance or inspiration is needed, this material could represent a good starting point.

We highly recommend carrying out the focus groups after at least 6 months from the completion of the training, to allow the beneficiaries to take action and therefore get a more realistic view of the mid-term and possible longer-term benefits. A time frame between 6 to 12 months from the completion of the training would ensure balance between the risk of losing contact with the learners and allowing enough time for the real life results to settle.
Another reccomendation would be to use tool in combination with other tools such as questionnaires, interviews and data from other sources such as databases and reports to help improve the validity of results and minimize chances of biased estimations when interpreting.
Depending on the size/scope of the programme for which you want to measure the impact, you can opt for organizing the focus groups with more than one target group of 5-8 participants for each cathegory.



Content list

Focus Group for Learners 
o    Introduction and preliminary explanations (purpose of study, research method, confidentiality and recording, ground rules)
o    Pre-discussion questionnaire
o    Questions

Focus Group for Training providers
o    Introduction and preliminary explanations (purpose of study, research method, confidentiality and recording, ground rules)
o    Pre-discussion questionnaire
o    Questions
 




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Checklist for providers: Evaluation of provider inclusion in Adult Education Policy Making



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Value added stemming from the participation in AE.



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Survey for Public Administration Staff



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Survey for providers



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Checklist to assess consistency of the objectives and outcomes of the AE trainings and programmes with the overarching strategies and agendas adopted by the EU



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Focus Group Questions



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Evaluation of Creativity in Adult Education Policy Making Matrix



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Dimensions of Diversity in Adult Learning



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Checklist to assess: Inclusivity of AE policies and availability of AE programmes in geographically excluded areas



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Tips for policy makers seeking stakeholder engagement



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Critical Success Factors: A Case Study



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Individual Interview with participant: Methods, equipment and personnel in Adult Education and adjustment to the target group.



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Title: The EPALE Resource Centre
Keywords: Further Education, Adult Education,Vocational Education, Best Practice, Tools, Strategies, Policies, Practioners, Practises, Life Long Learning, LLL, Programme Delivery, Europe
Description:
"The EPALE Resource Centre is a repository of materials to keep practioners, managers and policy makers up to date with adult education best practices and reference documents. The EPALE Resource Centre publishes case studies of innovative adult education approaches, reports and policy documents, magazine and newspaper articles, Blogs and ariticles of interest. The EPALE Resource Centre provides searchable open education resources and training / learning materials for practioner everyday work."

Link: https://ec.europa.eu/epale/en/resource-centre?page=2
Phase of the policy cycle: Evaluation



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Title: The Digital Teaching Professional Framework
Keywords: Further Education, Adult Education, Vocational Education, Toolkit, Tools, Strategies, Policies, Practioners, Practises, Life Long Learning, LLL,Programme Delivery, UK, Europe
Description:
The Digital Teaching Professional Framework (https://www.et-foundation.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/181108-Print-DTPF-Infographic-A3.pdf) is a competency framework for teaching and training practitioners across all parts of the FE sector, including for learning providers in the workplace, community settings and prisons. The framework sets out different teaching contexts and activities, and the main components that comprise each of these. Each component is mapped to relevant parts of the European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators, the ETF's Professional Standards and Jisc's six Digital Capabilities. It is produced by the Education and Training Foundation, a the UK government-backed charity for the Further Education and Training sector.

Link: https://www.et-foundation.co.uk/supporting/support-practitioners/edtech-support/digital-skills-competency-framework/
Phase of the policy cycle: Evaluation



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Title: Advanced Practitioner Toolkit - Professional Development Cards toolkit
Keywords: Education, Adult Education, Toolkit, Tools, Strategies, Policies, Practioners, Practises, Life Long Learning, LLL,Programme Planning, UK, Europe
Description:
Advanced Practitioner Toolkit - Professional Development Cards toolkit was produced to support the work of Advanced Practitioners (APs). It builds on an original set of cards used to develop the skills of teaching and learning coaches who, using a peer to peer coaching model, work with staff to improve specific aspects of their delivery. it was produced by the Excellence Gateway (https://www.excellencegateway.org.uk/), an Education and Training Foundation resources portal where visitors can search for or browse over 7,000 resources, covering a broad range of topics and including guidance, effective practice, teaching materials, research and CPD materials.

Link: https://www.excellencegateway.org.uk/content/etf2826
Phase of the policy cycle: Evaluation



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Title: Key Competences for Adult Learning Professionals study
Keywords: Adult Education, Policy Makers, Policies, Competencies, Practioners, managers, Life Long Learning, LLL, Reference, Benchmark, Europe
Description:
At European and national levels there is not always a clear view of the competences needed to fulfil the professional tasks in adult learning, partly due to the diversity of the field. The aim of the Key Competences for Adult Learning Professionals study is to develop a set of key competences which can function as a reference for Europe and which can be used by Member States to build capacity of adult learning practioners and managers. This is a resource to contribute to the development of a reference framework of key competences for adult learning professionals.

Link: http://www.academia.edu/236719/Key_Competences_for_Adult_Learning_Professionals_Contribution_to_the_development_of_a_reference_framework_of_key_competences_for_adult_learning_professionals
Phase of the policy cycle: Evaluation



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Title: Becoming Adult educators in the European Area Study
Keywords: Adult Education, Policy Makers, Policies, Competencies, Practioners, Managers, Life Long Learning, LLL, Reference, Benchmark, European Area
Description:
BAEA (Becoming Adult educators in the European Area) is a collaborative ERASMUS project composed of researchers from several institutions and countries. The publication presents research outcomes on specific knowledge, skills, role, identity, competence and qualification in the adult educator professional area. This is a resource as a reference framework for adult learning professional key competences. All national reports and other project related documents are available for download at: www.dpu.dk/baea.

Link: https://marin.quiklyn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/baea-becoming-adult-educators-european-area.pdf
Phase of the policy cycle: Evaluation



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Title: The EAEA (European Association for the Education of Adults)
Keywords: Adult Education, Further Education, Training, Policy Makers, Policies, Practioners, Managers, Competencies, Life Long Learning, LLL, European Area
Description:
The EAEA (European Association for the Education of Adults, https://eaea.org/) is a European NGO with 133 member organisations in 43 countries. The EAEA represents more than 60 million learners Europe-wide. EAEA's main roles include advocacy work, establishing networks, offering information, and providing resources. Resources (https://eaea.org/our-resources/) cover influencing policy, capacity building, and key documents in the adult education field. EAEA is a resource to the sector and a source of resources.

Link: https://eaea.org/our-work/projects/lse-database-good-practice-second-chance-systematic-development-functional-elementary-education-adults/
Phase of the policy cycle: Evaluation



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Title: EURYDICE
Keywords: Adult Education, Training, Policy Makers, Policies, Practioners, Managers, Benchmark, Europe
Description:
"The Eurydice Network seeks to provide European level education policy makers with European-level analyses and information to assist them in their decision making focusing primarily on the way education in Europe is structured / organised at all levels. The Eurydice Network report ""Support Mechanisms for Evidence-based Policy-Making in Education"" (2017) provides an overview of the ways and practices of evidence-based policy-making in the education and training sector. "

Link: http://eurydice.indire.it/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Evidence_based_policy_making_in_UE.pdf
Phase of the policy cycle: Evaluation, Policy formulation, Programme planning



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Title: Upskilling Pathways (European Commission)
Keywords: Adult Education Policy Resource, Basic Skills, Literacy, Further Education, Inclusion, EQF, EU
Description:
European Commission website for Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion details the Upskilling Pathways - New opportunities for adults programme. Upskilling Pathways is designed for adults to address minimum levels of numeracy, literacy and digital skills. It aims to support adults in reaching a secondary education degree or equivalent. The publications section (https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=22&langId=en) contains resources.

Link: http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=1224&langId=en and https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=22&langId=en
Phase of the policy cycle: Evaluation, Implementation, Policy formulation, Programme planning



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Title: European Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training (EQUAVET) - Policy Briefings
Keywords: Adult Education, Policy Resource, Briefings, EU
Description:
EQAVET provides a collaborative sustainable platform or community of practice for quality assurance in Vocational Education and Training (VET). This section of the website provides Policy Briefings useful for planning and implementation. Available in English and German.

Link: https://www.eqavet.eu/Materials-Resources/Policy-Briefings
Phase of the policy cycle: Evaluation, Implementation, Policy formulation



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Title: European Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training (EQUAVET) - Materials and Resources
Keywords: Adult Education Policy Resource, Research Source, Equality Assurance Framework, EU
Description:
EQAVET provides a collaborative sustainable platform or community of practice for quality assurance in Vocational Education and Training (VET). The website provides videos, links, policy briefings, publications and other insights that can influence policy and practice at national and local levels.

Link: https://www.eqavet.eu/Materials-Resources/Publications
Phase of the policy cycle: Evaluation, Implementation, Programme planning



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Title: Adult Education Survey
Keywords: Adult Education Policy Resource, Policy Making Analysis Tool, Funding, Database Research, EU
Description:
The Adult Education Survey (AES) features a database covering adult participation in education and training (formal, non-formal and informal learning) between the ages of 25 and 64. It is a central resource for EU lifelong learning statistics and a useful tool for policy-making. Its publications are available at https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/publications/all-publications.

Link: https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/microdata/adult-education-survey
Phase of the policy cycle: Policy formulation, Programme planning



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Title: Eurodiakonia - Toolkit on European Funding and Project Management
Keywords: Adult Education Policies, Policy Making, Toolkit, Funding, Research, EU
Description:
The Eurodiaconia Toolkit on Funding and Project Management (2016) is an interactive instrument for users to easily access funding information with a special focus on European funding instruments and foundations. It helps its members to: 1. develop a fundraising strategy 2. learn about relevant EU funds and identify the most suitable programmes 3. access funding from foundations 4. write good project proposals. Eurodiaconia is a network of social and health care organisations founded in the Christian faith and promoting social justice. Available in English.

Link: https://www.eurodiaconia.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/toolkit-funding.pdf
Phase of the policy cycle: Implementation, Programme planning



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Title: Policy Toolkit for Policy Making in Northern Ireland - From Consultation to Announcement
Keywords: Policy Making, Consultation, Process, Northern Ireland
Description:
The Policy Toolkit for Policy Making in Northern Ireland offers an overview of the key steps and key phases in the policy development process. It is divided into individual workbooks, which are structured around the key stages of the policy process to enable policy-makers to dip into the guidance as appropriate. This document offers an overview of central stages of the policy making process from consultation to announcement. Available in English.

Link: https://www.executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/ofmdfm_dev/Workbook%205%20-From%20Consultation%20to%20Announcement.pdf
Phase of the policy cycle: Policy formulation



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Title: Policy Toolkit for Policy Making in Northern Ireland - Impact Assessment
Keywords: Policy Making, Evaluating Impact, Sustainable Policy, Northern Ireland
Description:
The Policy Toolkit for Policy Making in Northern Ireland offers an overview of the key steps and key phases in the policy development process. It is divided into individual workbooks, which are structured around the key stages of the policy process to enable policy-makers to dip into the guidance as appropriate. This document offers ideas to successfully analyse the impact of policy strategies. Available in English.

Link: https://www.executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/ofmdfm_dev/workbook-four-changes-involving-sustainable-development-2.pdf
Phase of the policy cycle: Evaluation, Policy formulation



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Title: Policy Toolkit for Policy Making in Northern Ireland - Identifying and Apraising Policy Options
Keywords: Policy Making, Design, Analysing Ideas, Identifying Options, Northern Ireland
Description:
The Policy Toolkit for Policy Making in Northern Ireland offers an overview of the key steps and key phases in the policy development process. It is divided into individual workbooks, which are structured around the key stages of the policy process to enable policy-makers to dip into the guidance as appropriate. This document offers ideas for identifying and evaluating ideas and options in the policy making process. Available in English.

Link: https://www.executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/ofmdfm_dev/Workbook%203-Identifying-and-Appraising-Policy%20Options.pdf
Phase of the policy cycle: Evaluation, Policy formulation



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Title: Policy Toolkit for Policy Making in Northern Ireland - Developing and Analysing Evidence
Keywords: Policy Making, Design, Data Analysis, Northern Ireland
Description:
The Policy Toolkit for Policy Making in Northern Ireland offers an overview of the key steps and key phases in the policy development process. It is divided into individual workbooks, which are structured around the key stages of the policy process to enable policy-makers to dip into the guidance as appropriate. This document offers ideas for developing and analysing evidence useful in the policy creation process. Available in English.

Link: https://www.executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/ofmdfm_dev/Workbook%202-Developing-and-Analyzing-the-Evidence%20Base.pdf
Phase of the policy cycle: Evaluation, Policy formulation



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Title: Policy Toolkit for Policy Making in Northern Ireland - Justification and Set Up
Keywords: Policy Making, Design, Initiation, Consultation, Gap Identification, Northern Ireland
Description:
The Policy Toolkit for Policy Making in Northern Ireland offers an overview of the key steps and key phases in the policy development process. It is divided into individual workbooks, which are structured around the key stages of the policy process to enable policy-makers to dip into the guidance as appropriate. This document offers ideas for the initial stages of the policy process, identifying the need for policy action, engaging staekholders, etc. Available in English.

Link: https://www.executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/ofmdfm_dev/Workbook%201-Justification-and-Set-Up.pdf
Phase of the policy cycle: Policy formulation



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Title: Policy Toolkit for Policy Making in Northern Ireland
Keywords: Adult Education Policies, Policy Making, Tools, Toolkit, Northern Ireland
Description:
The Policy Toolkit for Policy Making in Northern Ireland offers an overview of the key steps and key phases in the policy development process. It is divided into individual workbooks, which are structured around the key stages of the policy process to enable policy-makers to dip into the guidance as appropriate. Available in English.

Link: https://www.executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk/articles/policy-making
Phase of the policy cycle: Policy formulation



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Title: Cabinet Office - Open Policy Making Toolkit
Keywords: Adult Education, Publication, Poicy Development, Policy Making Tools, UK
Description:
This open policy making toolkit, by the UK Cabinet Office, includes information about Open Policy Making as well as the tools and techniques policy makers can use to create more open and user led policy. Available in English.

Link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/open-policy-making-toolkit
Phase of the policy cycle: Evaluation, Policy formulation



Tools

Title: In-Depth Analysis of Adult Learning Policies
Keywords: Adult Education, Publication, Success Indicators, Poicy Development, EU
Description:
"""An in-depth analysis of adult learning policies and their effectiveness in Europe"" European Commission Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion publication, 2015. Page 152 offers a very useful Analytical Framework detailing the AL policy process. "

Link: https://publications.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/c8c38dc9-89d0-11e5-b8b7-01aa75ed71a1/language-en
Phase of the policy cycle: Evaluation, Implementation, Policy formulation



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Title: EU Commission - Towards More Effective Adult Learning Policies
Keywords: Adult Education, Publication, Success Indicators, efficiency, Learning Policy, EU
Description:
European Commission Paper on the challenges and perspectives of Adult Education by the European Commission. See page 2 Six Steps Towards More Effective Adult Learning Policies, page 3 a concise matrix of success factors, The European Agenda for Adult Learning and The New Skills Agenda for Europe. Available in multiple languages.

Link: https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/towards_more_effective_adult_learning_policies.pdf
Phase of the policy cycle: Evaluation, Implementation, Policy formulation, Programme planning



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Title: Emagister (SPAIN)
Keywords: Adult Education, Publications, Courses, Vocational Training, Search Tool, Spain, Global
Description:
Emagister is a comparison site of under/postgraduate/VET courses from different universities, institutes and training centers accesible inover 14 countries with a catalog of more than one million courses and 100,000 training centers. As a tool, it offers users a search engine to compare between different courses by price, duration, and level or degree. it also provides access to opinions of thousands people who have taken courses.

Link: https://www.emagister.com/
Phase of the policy cycle: Evaluation, Implementation, Policy formulation, Programme planning



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Title: Migrant Skills
Keywords: Adult Education, Vocational Education, Migrants, Skills, Recognition, Mapping, Europe
Description:
"""Migrant Skills"" is a multilingual EU Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals and is intended for use by organizations offering assistance to Third Country Nationals. It helps to map the skills, qualifications and work experiences of the third country nationals and to give them personalized advice on further steps, e.g. a referral to recognition of diplomas, skills validation, further training or employment support services. Available in multiple languages."

Link: https://ec.europa.eu/migrantskills/#/
Phase of the policy cycle: Implementation, Policy formulation



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Title: Cabinet Office - Open Policy Making Toolkit - Generating New Ideas
Keywords: policy design, ideas, UK
Description:
This open policy making toolkit, by the UK Cabinet Office, includes information about Open Policy Making as well as the tools and techniques policy makers can use to create more open and user led policy. This site offers tools to help generate and evaluate new policy ideas. Available in English.

Link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/open-policy-making-toolkit/testing-and-improving-policy-ideas
Phase of the policy cycle: Evaluation, Policy formulation



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Title: Cabinet Office - Open Policy Making Toolkit - Piloting New Ideas
Keywords: policy design, testing ideas, piloting, UK
Description:
This open policy making toolkit, by the UK Cabinet Office, includes information about Open Policy Making as well as the tools and techniques policy makers can use to create more open and user led policy. This site offers tools to help test and evaluate new ideas in the early stages of the policy process. Available in English.

Link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/open-policy-making-toolkit/4-delivery-prototyping-and-improving-ideas
Phase of the policy cycle: Evaluation, Policy formulation



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Title: Cabinet Office - Open Policy Making Toolkit - User Needs
Keywords: policy design, testing, user needs analysis, UK
Description:
This open policy making toolkit, by the UK Cabinet Office, includes information about Open Policy Making as well as the tools and techniques policy makers can use to create more open and user led policy. This site offers tools to help understand user needs. Available in English.

Link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/open-policy-making-toolkit/designing-policy-and-ideas
Phase of the policy cycle: Evaluation, Policy formulation



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Title: Cabinet Office - Open Policy Making Toolkit - Analysing the Policy Problem
Keywords: policy design, policy problem, analysis, UK
Description:
This open policy making toolkit, by the UK Cabinet Office, includes information about Open Policy Making as well as the tools and techniques policy makers can use to create more open and user led policy. This site offers useful tools to help identify and clarify a policy problem. Available in English.

Link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/open-policy-making-toolkit/understanding-policy-problems-and-user-needs
Phase of the policy cycle: Evaluation, Policy formulation



Tools

Title: Cabinet Office - Open Policy Making Toolkit
Keywords: Adult Education, Publication, Policy Development, Policy Making Tools, UK
Description:
This open policy making toolkit, by the UK Cabinet Office, includes information about Open Policy Making as well as the tools and techniques policy makers can use to create more open and user led policy. Available in English.

Link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/open-policy-making-toolkit
Phase of the policy cycle: Evaluation, Policy formulation



Best practice

Title: Tools for teaching and leading
Keywords: Methods. Tools, Resources, Articles, Links, Life Long Learning, group work, Adult Education, Private Training
Description:
This site, Metodes.lv, developed and hosted by Toms Urdze - an adult educator with vast experience in developing training courses in Latvia and abroad - hosts articles (https://www.metodes.lv/en/english/articles/), method descriptions and other materials/tools (https://www.metodes.lv/en/english/methods-and-tools/) related to teaching, leadership, planning and problem solving (English and Latvian). It is a free resource targeting teachers, trainers, leaders and other people working with groups. On this platform he shares the main outcomes of several publications, including a collection of teaching methods and a handbook for adult educators.

Link: https://www.metodes.lv/en/english/
Phase of the policy cycle: Implementation, Policy formulation



Best practice

Title: Project outreach Empowerment Diversity (OED).
Keywords: Training, Education, Awaremness, Resources, Inclusion, Diversity, Marginalisation, European, Project, Life Long Learning
Description:
The ImplOED – Implementing outreach, empowerment and diversity project (https://www.oed-network.eu/) offers policy-makers and adult educators tools to engage socially and educationally disadvantaged adults in lifelong learning by changing policy and practice. The network suggests approaches in reaching out to disadvantaged groups, promoting diversity in organisations, improve teaching methodology, promote active citizenship through participatory strategies and the development of better policies aimed at integration and lifelong learning. A range of resources, publications, networks, and media are available at https://www.oed-network.eu/?page_id=93. 

Link: https://www.oed-network.eu/?page_id=93
Phase of the policy cycle: Implementation, Programme planning



Best practice

Title: Career consultants EKS
Keywords: Career Guidance, Employment, Training
Description:
EKS is a training and consulting organization with a range of services. Eleven authors from three countries and from different organizations of different sectors worked on the The Diverse World of Career Guidance workbook (http://www.ekscr.cz/sites/default/files/obrazky/soubory/publikace/thediverseworldofcareerguidance.pdf), and, Getting to Know the World of Work (http://www.ekscr.cz/sites/default/files/obrazky/soubory/publikace/downloadpublication.pdf) - a resource for guidance councellors

Link: http://www.ekscr.cz/sites/default/files/obrazky/soubory/publikace/thediverseworldofcareerguidance.pdf and http://www.ekscr.cz/sites/default/files/obrazky/soubory/publikace/downloadpublication.pdf
Phase of the policy cycle: Implementation



Best practice

Title: AiKomPass
Keywords: Vocational Skills, Skill Recognition, Informal Learning, Training, Personal development, Germany
Description:
"AiKomPass" is a tool for visualising and documenting skills for employees in the metal-working and electrical industries. The project was sponsored by the regional Ministry for Finance and the Economy in Baden-Württemberg and trade unions and aims to promote professional advanced training in the state's metal-working and electrical industries. In English and German.

Link: https://www.aikompass.de/
Phase of the policy cycle: Implementation



Network / Forum

Title: Nordic network for adult learning (NVL)
Keywords: Adult Education, Providers, Resources, Network, Nordic
Description:
Nordic network for adult learning supports Nordic co-operation, disseminates experiences and innovations. The task of the network is to enhance competence and foster mutual learning through Nordic, European and worldwide networks. One of their goals is to raise wider awareness for and promote interest in adult learning. Available in Nordic languages and partly in English. The report Quality in Validation of Prior Learning (https://nvl.org/Content/Quality-in-Validation-of-Prior-Learning) and, Inclusion and adult learning - for active participation in society and working life (https://nvl.org/Content/Inklusion-og-voksenlaering-for-aktiv-deltagelse-i-samfund-og-arbejdsliv) are valuable resources.

Link: https://nvl.org/Content/Quality-in-Validation-of-Prior-Learning and https://nvl.org/Content/Inklusion-og-voksenlaering-for-aktiv-deltagelse-i-samfund-og-arbejdsliv
Phase of the policy cycle: Evaluation, Implementation, Policy formulation, Programme planning



Network / Forum

Title: Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungsstttene.V. (Association of German Educational Providers)
Keywords: Adult Education, Youth, Providers, Political Education, Democracy, Democratic Values, LLL, Resources
Description:
The Arbeitskreis Bildungsstätten, AdB  "Working Group of German Educational Institutions - Independent institutions for political education and youth work" has a strong focus on political education of both adults and youth. AdB aims to connect providers through awareness campaigns and events. Resources are publications (https://www.adb.de/publikationen), booklets (https://www.adb.de/themenhefte), project documentation (https://www.adb.de/projektdokumentationen), Awareness raising materials (https://www.adb.de/materialien), and journals (https://www.adb.de/zeitschrift_ab). The site is available in German and English.

Link: https://www.adb.de/publikationen
Phase of the policy cycle: Evaluation, Implementation, Policy formulation, Programme planning



Network / Forum

Title: Regionalbro fr berufliche Fortbildung Baden-Wrttemberg (Regional Office for Vocational and Professional Training)
Keywords: Regional, Vocational Training, VET, Germany
Description:
This is a network of 13 regional education providers in Baden-Württemberg. The website provides information on the broad spectrum of vocational training available and also offers personal resouces via https://www.regionalbuero-bw.de/cms/index.php/nuetzliches Useful links.

Link: https://www.regionalbuero-bw.de/cms/index.php/nuetzliches
Phase of the policy cycle: Implementation



Network / Forum

Title: (European Association of Regional and Local Authorities for Lifelong Learning) EARLALL
Keywords: Adult Education, Vocational Education, Policies, Life Long Learning, Networks, Europe
Description:
EARLALL (European Association of Regional and Local Authorities for Lifelong Learning) is an international non-profit association established in 2001 under the initiative of regional governments willing to build a solid cooperation in the field of lifelong learning. Available in English.

Link: http://www.earlall.eu/
Phase of the policy cycle: Implementation, Policy formulation, Programme planning



Network / Forum

Title: Latvian Adult Education Association (LAEA)
Keywords: Adult Education, Vocational Education, Best Practice, Association, Resources, Networks, Latvia
Description:
Latvian Adult Education Association, LAEA, is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation, which unites adult education providers in Latvia to promote development of non- formal adult education systems and life-long learning policy making, thereby promoting development of a civic, democratic and open society in Latvia. The LAEA Resource centre has a particulaly valuable list of tools and resources http://laea.lv/sakums/resursu-centrs.aspx.

Link: http://laea.lv/sakums/resursu-centrs.aspx
Phase of the policy cycle: Evaluation, Implementation, Policy formulation, Programme planning



Platform

Title: DIE
Keywords: Adult Education Research, Publications, System Analysis, Best Practice Case Studies, Germany
Description:
The DIE - Deutsches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung (German Institute for Adult Education - Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning) conducts research into the field of adult teaching and learning, continuing education programmes and institutions as well as on the political and institutional contexts of lifelong learning. Publications available In English and German.

Link: https://www.die-bonn.de/institut/wir-ueber-uns/default.aspx?lang=en
Phase of the policy cycle: Evaluation, Implementation, Policy formulation, Programme planning



Platform

Title: Fundacin Estatal para la formacin en el empleo (SPAIN)
Keywords: Vocational Training, Informal Learning, Personal development, E-learning, Spain
Description:
Fundacion Estatal helps employers and workers through access to free training to improve skills for the labor market and productive sectors. The website page https://www.fundae.es/Recursos%20digitales/Pages/BuscadorPublicaciones.aspx presents training resources, https://www.fundae.es/Recursos%20digitales/Pages/Enlacessugeridos.aspx provides a list of 64 organisations worldwide providing similar services, https://www.fundae.es/Recursos%20digitales/Pages/Documentaciontramites.aspx provides documentation templates, plus an e-learning platform http://e-learning.fundae.es/

Link: https://www.fundae.es/Recursos%20digitales/Pages/Enlacessugeridos.aspx
Phase of the policy cycle: Evaluation, Implementation, Policy formulation, Programme planning



Platform

Title: Bndnis fr Lebenslanges Lernen (Alliance for Lifelong Learning - BLLL)
Keywords: Adult Education, Networks Best Practice, Lifelong Learning Forum, Germany
Description:
The "Bündnis für Lebenslanges Lernen" (Lifelong Learning Alliance) is a network of 40 umbrella associations, organizations and individual institutions from general, vocational and academic further education training, as well as the participating ministries of Baden-Württemberg. Members work to build and promote sustainable structures and networks in order to strength the state's adult education sector. Is a valuable netwoking tool. Available in German and English. 

Link: https://www.fortbildung-bw.de/fuer-anbieter/buendnis-fuer-lebenslanges-lernen/
Phase of the policy cycle: Evaluation, Implementation, Policy formulation, Programme planning



Platform

Title: ESREA
Keywords: Adult Education, Vocational Education, Best Practice, Life Long Learning, LLL, Europe
Description:
ESREA (European Society for the Research on the Education of Adults) promotes and disseminates theoretical and empirical research on the education of adults and adult learning in Europe through research networks, conferences and publications. ESREA is comprised of members, both individuals and institutions, who are involved or interested in research on the education of adults. Available in English.

Link: http://www.esrea.org/publications/books-from-the-networks/
Phase of the policy cycle: Evaluation, Implementation, Policy formulation, Programme planning



Policy

Title: UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning - Collection of Policies and Strategies
Keywords: Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, Publications, Strategies, Policies, European, Global, UNESCO
Description:
UNESCO Institute of Lifelong Learning providesa collection of lifelong learning policies,strategy lists, full-text links to laws /policies / strategies and plans on lifelong learning from 51 UNESCO Member States and intergovernmental organizations. A valuable resource.

Link: http://uil.unesco.org/lifelong-learning/lifelong-learning-policies
Phase of the policy cycle: Implementation, Policy formulation, Programme planning




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