Liberties tutor Niamh Mc Call will travel to Luxembourg today (01.06.17) to take part in a professional study visit organised by AONTAS, the National Adult Learning Organisation.
The trip is taking place as part of the ERASMUS+ ‘Making an Impact at European Level’ project, an EU-funded project that supports the professional development of adult education workers.
Ms Mc Call, from Dublin, works in the Warrenmount Community Education Centre and will attend a conference organised by the European Basic Skills Network (EBSN). At national level, she is heavily involved in the Community Education Network, run by AONTAS.
Commenting in advance of her trip, Ms Mc Call said: “I’m really excited to visit Luxembourg where I will be hosted by the European Basic Skills Network (EBSN), an association known for promoting excellence in policy design and implementation in basic skills training for adults.
We have a lot in common with our host organisation and this will provide an excellent opportunity to exchange information and learn more about best practice in relation to second chance education, social inclusion and integration. I am also looking forward to networking and showcasing the work of Warrenmount Community Education Centre on a European stage.”
Speaking about the visit AONTAS CEO Niamh O’Reilly said: “This EU project aims to strengthen the work of the AONTAS Community Education Network by giving them an opportunity to visit partner organisations across Europe, where they can learn about best practice in adult and community education.
AONTAS is delighted to offer this opportunity to community groups from across Ireland so they can bring back new ideas to their own organisations and communities.”