The Blayney Blades Moving On programme were winners of the prestigious AONTAS STAR Award in 2018, the prize included an opportunity to take part in an ERASMUS+ KA1 programme. The initiative, based in Castleblayney Co Monaghan, helps learners to develop knowledge and skills through adult education with a focus on sports and recreation.
As an EU Member State, Ireland has access to EU funding programmes like Erasmus+ which support people to acquire new work skills, contributing to active citizenship, and personal development. Such programmes allow AONTAS to support our members to promote and profile the work of adult learning in Ireland. It also provides members with an opportunity to learn from our EU neighbours and bring new ideas back to Ireland.
Niamh O’Reilly, AONTAS CEO
The ‘Moving On’ Programme, Blayney Blades celebrated their recent achievement of winning an AONTAS STAR Award on Tuesday 10th April by hosting a celebratory lunch for past and present students in the Iontas centre, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan.
2018 marks ten years of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). As invited guests by the European Commission AONTAS will be represented at the 10 year celebratory conference in Brussels on 15th and 16th March.