AONTAS gives its members the opportunity to contribute a grassroots perspective and influence the national agenda for adult and community education at a top level.

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WHY JOIN AONTAS

Be informed

WHY JOIN AONTAS

Be informed

  • Up-to-date information on adult education policy and its impact on the sector
  • Valuable information about returning to learning through the One Step Up Information Referral Service
  • Receive free AONTAS publications including the Adult Learner Journal, and access to our  reaserach in the field of adult education
  • Keep up to date on current topics in the feild of adult learning on our AONTAS Blog
  • Stay updated on international developments in adult education

Be heard

WHY JOIN AONTAS

Be heard

  • Promote the work of your organisation through our website, our bi-monthly newsletter "AONTAS Alert" and social media
  • Submit your articles to the Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education: The Adult Learner Journal
  • Promote your organisation by participating in the AONTAS Adult Learners' Festival - a nationwide celebration of adult learning

Be influential

WHY JOIN AONTAS

Be influential

  • Influence policy to address the issues you face as a Learner or adult education practitioner
  • Participate in campaigns which raise the profile of adult and community education and keep it on the political agenda
  • Be part of an organisation that represents your concerns to policy makers such as The Department of Education and Skills, SOLAS, QQI and other bodies that impact on your organisation
  • Showcase your practice in our submissions and position papers
  • Support your learners to become learner ambassadors and to act as advocates for adult learning, through our learner support work

We increase participation, influence policy, showcase best practice in adult learning

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AONTAS is committed to influencing European and International policy which ultimately impacts national education policy.

OUR INTERNATIONAL WORK

Community Education Network

Raising the Voice of Community Education

The Irish Community Education Network was established in 2007 and has given a voice to, and improved the visibility of independent community education provision.

The Community Education Network comprises over 100 community education organisations which work collectively to gain recognition for community education, raise its profile and lobby to ensure it is adequately resourced.

MORE ABOUT THE CEN

OUR Strategic Plan

Our Strategy outlines three goals that will guide the work of the organisation until 2018:

1
Advocating and Lobbying for development of a quality service for adult learners
2
Promoting the value and benefits of adult learning
3
Building Organisational Capacity
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