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10/04/2014 - Archive on the Move

Disruption of the National Office

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30/05/2013 - Celebration of Learning and Creativity

Bedfordshire learning addicts get together

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21/05/2013 - Launch of Free University Brighton

Free educational events run by the community for the community

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20/05/2013 - News from the EUCIS-LLL conference in Vilnius

What is EUCIS-LLL and why does it matter to ECA members?

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18/05/2013 - Celebrating Adult Learners

Adult Learners’ Week 18 – 24 May 2013

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10/05/2013 - Men Inspired by Woman’s Hour

Reflections on the first WEA annual lecture

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29/04/2013 - Raising the ‘Learner Voice’ in European debate

ECA contribution to ‘Learning for a better world’.

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25/04/2013 - People Power 2013

Inspirational conference

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18/04/2013 - ‘A New Curriculum for Difficult Times’

ECA responds to newly published report

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15/04/2013 - What do YOU need?

A message from the ECA National Executive Council

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02/04/2013 - 14th May EUCIS-LLL Conference in Vilnius

European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning Annual Conference (EUCIS-LLL)

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06/03/2013 - Parliament Week 2013 Partner Briefing Report

Thursday, 28th February, Portcullis House, Westminster, London

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05/03/2013 - Learning Through A Lens

Adult Learners’ Week photo competition

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28/02/2013 - New look for the Democracy Matters Website

Please visit http://www.democracymatters.org.uk/

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21/02/2013 - Stirling Launch Promises ‘REAL’ Success

Inaugural meeting of new Grundtvig project

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15/02/2013 - Community Learning in Rural Areas

NIACE report for BIS and Defra published

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04/02/2013 - Learning for a better world

The initial conference of the UK contribution to the EU Agenda for Adult Learning.

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22/01/2013 - FE Guild Consultation

Dates and locations for consultation events being held throughout February 2013.

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21/01/2013 - The Case for the Good Life – and Adult Education

Review of ‘How Much is Enough? The Love of Money and the Case for the Good Life’

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18/01/2013 - EAEA Grundtvig Award 2013 for Adult Learning

Call for applications to celebrate innovation and excellence in adult education.

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16/01/2013 - Deadline Approaching for Craft Skills Awards Applications

Help celebrate individuals, companies, organisations and groups who demonstrate good practice in developing craft skills including learners and tutors

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11/12/2012 - LSIS Funding to Cease

Provision of services to end by August 2013

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02/12/2012 - Adult Learners’ Week Awards 2013

Nomination deadline 13th December 2012

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30/11/2012 - A Delegate’s View

Report of ECA Annual Conference on Manchester Community Central website

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06/11/2012 - Parliament Week 19th - 25th November

ECA sponsored exhibition in Leicester

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17/10/2012 - Learning for Local Democracy

Why do we need it & how do we do it?

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28/08/2012 - 2012 UK Older People's Day Survey

Information needed on skills sharing from those aged 50+

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23/07/2012 - Initial Teacher Training Fee Awards Scheme

4 days left to submit provider registration forms

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19/07/2012 - Europe in my Region Photo Competition

Chance to win up to €1,000 worth of digital camera equipment, plus a trip for two to Brussels

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17/07/2012 - Community Learning Trust Pilots Announced

15 partnerships to start work in August 2012

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10/07/2012 - Launch of the European Year 2012 Awards

Honouring the best initiatives that promote active ageing and solidarity between generations

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18/05/2012 - ECA Celebrates National Inspire Day

Olympic Garden Designer visits project participants

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14/05/2012 - Lynda Walker

Champion of Adult Learning

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11/05/2012 - Craftworks Toolkit Launched

Online resource for crafts related careers

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09/03/2012 - Inspirational Start to new ECA project

Association launch their new ‘Inspire Mark’ project ‘Going Green for Gold’ with help from BBC celebrity.

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01/12/2011 - Award for Alex!

ECA’s Alex Withnall wins award for book on older learners

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15/11/2011 - ECA welcomes a new member

Centre for Youth and Community Development

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01/11/2011 - ECA Draws Old and Young Together

Read about the ECA's Big Draw event here

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13/09/2011 - ECA Eastern Region Meeting

Opportunity to discuss latest BIS consultation on Informal Adult and Community Learning – non members welcome.

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02/09/2011 - Learning Museum Network Project

Read the latest newsletter here

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02/09/2011 - Request for resources

Materials needed for new community empowerment website

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22/08/2011 - New Challenges, New Chances

Next Steps in Implementing the Further Education Reform Programme

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14/07/2011 - Flexi-Path Success

Project receives high evaluation score

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24/06/2011 - Democracy – does it still matter?

Report on Democracy Matters meeting, 23rd June, 2011, London

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17/06/2011 - CUE East Awards

Public Engagement Beacon event

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17/06/2011 - Adult and Community Learning Fund

Unprecedented number of bids received by NIACE

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24/03/2011 - Untapped Potential

ECA response to the National Inquiry on Colleges in the Community

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22/03/2011 - ECA member becomes record breaker

Open University materials most popular on iTunes U.

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11/03/2011 - ‘Train the Facilitator’ training opportunity

Places still available on Parliamentary Outreach course

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08/03/2011 - Where could European funding take you?

Deadline for Transversal Study Visits approaching

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21/02/2011 - Adult Education & The Big Society Event

3rd March 2011, Peoples History Museum, Manchester

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16/12/2010 - ‘How do we support learning for democracy and social action?’

Democracy Matters event, Central Hall, Westminster on 6th December 2010.

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26/10/2010 - ECA President Emeritus helps celebrate 10 years of Grundtvig

Prof. Brian Groombridge's involvement with the programme showcased.

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22/10/2010 - ECA 2010 AGM and Members Forum

Only 11 days left to book your place

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01/10/2010 - The ECA applauds the new BBC strategy for learning

ECA Vice-Chair reports on the BBC’s launch event

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28/09/2010 - President praises Prince.

ECA President Emeritus writes of his visit to ‘a garden party to make a difference’

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27/09/2010 - Successful launch of Flexi-Path Toolkit

Flexi-Path approach welcomed by adult education practitioners

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20/08/2010 - Flexi-Path Toolkit Launch

Helping senior adult educators to validate their competences.

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19/07/2010 - Latest edition of LLinE features article by ECA President Emeritus

'Out of the twilight zone' – the arts and wellbeing in the third age

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14/07/2010 - Confintea VI

The final report from the Sixth International Conference on Adult Education has now been published.

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06/07/2010 - Revolutions 5

Read the July edition of Revolutions here

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18/06/2010 - Skills Minister promises a renewed commitment to adult learning

“I am absolutely committed to adult learning”

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21/05/2010 - Adult Education brings hope and promise of a better society

Minister for Skills and Lifelong Learning - “Learning is a vital part of our lives”

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20/05/2010 - Transformation Fund Showcase Event and Awards Presentation Ceremony

Proof that learning does not have to be about getting back into work!

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18/05/2010 - Seeking Talent In Tallinn

The third partner meeting for the EU funded Flexi-Path project took place in the Estonia capital, Tallinn, on 13th – 14th May 2010.

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14/05/2010 - Unseen, Unequal, Untapped, Unleashed

The potential for community action at the grassroots

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04/05/2010 - Manchester 360° Adult Learners Week Special

Manchester 360° has released a special Adult Learners Week e-bulletin.

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09/04/2010 - Involved in a European project?

Have you visited the eduate website?

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02/04/2010 - Revolutions 4

Read the April edition of Revolutions here

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28/03/2010 - Adult Learning beyond the General Election

NIACE briefing note sets out the policies of the 3 main parties

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09/03/2010 - Revolutions Three

Read the March edition of Revolutions here

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04/03/2010 - UK Climate Impacts Programme

Adapting To Climate Change - 2010 programme of training events

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26/02/2010 - Building Learning Communities

Launch of joint publication by Museums, Libraries & Archives Council and the Local Government Association to support communities through the recession

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18/02/2010 - When Father painted the parlour

Grim stories behind the wallpaper

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12/02/2010 - Revolutions Edition Two

See the second edition of Revolutions here

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28/01/2010 - Launch of Online basics

Helping to connect offline adults

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22/01/2010 - Revolutions

See the first edition of the Learning Revolution newsletter here

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12/01/2010 - Teddybear article published in Europe

A case study of the successful Grundtvig project has been published in LLine.

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03/01/2010 - ECA Chair & CEO in New Year Honours List

The ECA would like to congratulate its Chair & CEO Bernard Godding on being awarded an MBE.

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19/12/2009 - Call for Evidence Published

The Role of Third Sector Innovation: Personalisation of Education and Learning

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07/12/2009 - Climate Summit Begins

Today marked the opening of the two week UN Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen.

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30/11/2009 - Democracy Matters!

Third sector groups band together to promote democracy

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26/11/2009 - Lifelong Learning Networks

Update from the ECA’s Vice-Chairman

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19/11/2009 - ECA Chair attends Cooperation Fair in Ostend

Strengthening the ECA’s European initiatives.

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18/11/2009 - Leading the way on Informal Adult Learning

National Advisory Forum Representation

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17/11/2009 - Honour for Prof. Brian Groombridge

The ECA’s congratulates its President Emeritus on his election to the International Adult & Continuing Education Hall of Fame.

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03/11/2009 - Fun with Autumn Fruits

The ECA joined in both the Family Learning and the Learning Revolution Festivals by holding a family learning event.

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27/10/2009 - Launching Liberating Leadership

Challenge old perceptions and explore new perspectives

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22/10/2009 - ECA campaigning leads to Treasury Consultation

The Government opens up debate around Charity Pooled Investments

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22/10/2009 - ECA Conference and AGM - a success

The ECA held its annual conference and AGM on Saturday 17th October at The Resource Centre, London.

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12/10/2009 - ECA drives forward the Learning Revolution in Manchester

Partnership launches Festival of Learning website

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05/10/2009 - ECA welcomes European adult education experts to Norwich.

Adult Education specialists from across Europe met in Norwich last week as the national Adult Learning Festival was launched.

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18/09/2009 - Transforming Adult Learning

The ECA will be taking part in the Learning Revolution Festival this October.

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13/07/2009 - Politics can be fun, seriously!

New European project follows Educational Centres Association’s success with TEACh

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29/06/2009 - Thinking Ahead to Copenhagen

The ECA is to act as the trans-national co-ordinator for a newly formed thematic network on Climate Change.

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12/06/2009 - Swarthmore Celebrates Centenary

Part of the ECA’s history will be celebrated at an event in Leeds.

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11/06/2009 - All Aboard for Change

Successful initiative from Every Action Counts now goes wider

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08/06/2009 - Disappearing DIUS

The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills has been merged with the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory reform.

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28/05/2009 - Campaigning is OK!

A new guide to support for community action and advocacy has been published.

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21/05/2009 - Transformation through Adult Learning

ECA Chair & CEO Bernard Godding was delighted to be a guest at the 18th Adult Learners Award Ceremony.

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11/05/2009 - Hilary Benn praises ECA

Environment Secretary Hilary Benn praised the ECA in his keynote speech at the Every Action Counts celebration event.

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23/04/2009 - Government Action follows Teddybear Success

New funding for intergenerational projects has been announced.

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20/04/2009 - ‘Take Part’ in Citizenship Learning

Pathfinder programme builds on shared achievement.

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16/04/2009 - Launch of Flexi-Path project website

The Leonardo da Vinci project can now be found online.

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03/04/2009 - Whitechapel Gallery's heritage explored

The revamped Whitechapel art gallery re-opens on the 5th April 2009

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27/03/2009 - ECA join the Learning Revolution

ECA Chair & CEO Bernard Godding attended the official launch of the DIUS White Paper ‘The Learning Revolution’ on the 23rd March.

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29/01/2009 - FLEXI-PATH -Mapping the Competencies of European Adult Education Professionals

ECA Chair, Bernard Godding and other Adult Education experts from across Europe have met in Bonn to launch a new vocational qualifications project.

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19/01/2009 - Boosting Creativity and Innovation in Europe: Official launch of the European Year 2009 in Prague

The Czech Presidency of the EU launched the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009 on 7 January with the slogan "Imagine, Create, Innovate"

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27/11/2008 - Report from Finland

Brian Groombridge reports from Finland following the success of Teddy bear.

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05/08/2008 - Have you Visited nln.ac.uk Yet?

A great resource for post-16 e-learning materials

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05/08/2008 - The Environment and the Arts: Hand in Hand

Why not go out into your garden and do your bit?

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31/07/2008 - Tributes to Robin (Chris) Springham

We celebrate the life of the long term ECA member

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31/07/2008 - The ECA celebrates even more TEDDYBEAR success

The TEDDYBEAR project is featured in both of ECOTEC's latest GRUNDTVIG handbooks

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10/07/2008 - GreenStock 08

A great Norwich-based day out for all the family

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03/07/2008 - Breathing Places Success

Breathing Places Dawn Chorus Activities attract 3,700 people!

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26/06/2008 - ALREADY HOOKED

Introducing Mi Vida Loca, an interactive mystery for beginning Spanish learners and brusher-uppers.

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23/06/2008 - ECA Celebrates Double European Success

Following from last years Teddybear success, the TEACh project is featured in the latest official Grundtvig publication.

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19/06/2008 - The ECA's AGM date is announced

11th October is confirmed as the date for the 2008 AGM

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17/06/2008 - New Writing Worlds 08, Human:Nature

Sunday 15 June saw the launch of New Writing Worlds 08, Human:Nature

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12/06/2008 - Education and the Environment: Still hand in hand

2005-2014: The Decade of Education for Sustainable Development

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12/06/2008 - Get ready for the Big Draw

This years Big Draw event is being held from 1st-31st October

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10/06/2008 - Historic Leiden hosts Historic Conference

The History of the Settlements will be explored in an upcoming Conference

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03/06/2008 - Salzburg Talks Unexpectedly Cancelled

The 51st Salzburg Talks will not be going ahead

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20/05/2008 - ECA website improved and redesigned

Further work on the website has been undertaken

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15/05/2008 - Adult Learners' Week 17th-23rd May 2008

The Eastern Counties embrace the environment for Adult Learners' Week

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15/05/2008 - Adult Learners' Week 17th-23rd May 2008

As Adult Learners' Week approaches the ECA announce their contribution.

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09/05/2008 - The ECA Conference inspires Vision, Passion, and Action

The ECA's conference, held on 6th May, is a huge sucess.

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01/05/2008 - Ministerial Support for ECA Conference

Joan Ruddock , Minister for Climate Change, Biodiversity and Waste welcomes the ECA's initiative.

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15/04/2008 - More time for Conference Bookings as Consultation Period Extended

The Informal Adult Learning Consultation period has been extended to 12 June

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12/04/2008 - Farewell to Rob Eschle

We Mourn the Death of Former Eastern Region Chair

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18/03/2008 - Project Worker Required

Family Learning for Sustainable Living

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18/03/2008 - Every Action Counts featured in Student Newspaper

UEA's fortnightly newspaper 'Concrete' has run a feature on the ECA's EAC Activities.

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11/03/2008 - Silver Lining to College Closure

Naomi Godding attends the closure of Bretton Hall College.

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26/02/2008 - Change today, Choose Fairtrade

25th February to 9th March is fairtrade fortnight, and you could get involved.

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22/02/2008 - The ECA and Every Action Counts supports LeicestHERday

The Annual LeicestHERday was held at Walker's Stadium in Leicester on Friday 7th March.

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15/02/2008 - ECA Members celebrate the life of their remarkable colleague, Mary Babris.

Active ECA member Mary Babris has died, aged 77 . ECA Chair Bernard Godding reflects on Mary's life.

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15/02/2008 - Howard Gilbert’s fond recollections of the life of Mary Babris

Former Chair of the ECA, Howard Gilbert shares his recollections of the life of active ECA member Mary Babris.

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15/02/2008 - 51st Salzburg Talks for Principals in Adult Education - schedule announced

And the theme has been chosen as; "Citizenship in a Globalized Society; Challenges for Adult Education?"

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31/01/2008 - Cloth and Culture NOW

The Sainsbury Centre is hosting new exhibition focusing on the importance of textiles in different cultures. The ECA was invited to the opening night

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21/01/2008 - New Edition of the ECA News published

The January edition of the ECA News has been sent out to members this week

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17/12/2007 - ECA supports Voluntary Arts England

Voluntary Arts England Information & Research Officer Paul Devlin tells us more about their role in Adult Education.

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15/12/2007 - Could 'Virtual Vouchers' replace evening classes?

The idea of switching money from traditional evening classes to "virtual vouchers" was floated by the Government today

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10/12/2007 - Every Action Counts volunteers share their enthusiasm

3 Norfolk based community champions promote the sustainability project at The Forum, Norwich.

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03/12/2007 - The ECA steps up to the Big Green Challenge

The ECA attended the launch of the Big Green Challenge campaign at the UEA on Friday, 30th November.

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03/12/2007 - Brian Groombridge contributes to Government FORESIGHT

President Emeritus of the ECA, Professor Brian Groombridge, joins the Chief Scientist's FORESIGHT high level stakeholder group

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20/11/2007 - ECA Celebrates the life of former Vice President Andrew Fairbairn.

Bernard Godding worked for Andrew Fairbairn at the time he was Director of Education in Leicestershire

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20/11/2007 - A Note Regarding Environmental Education - from the Chair of the NEC

National Chair Bernard Godding explains why he believes Every Action Counts

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19/11/2007 - Celebration for New Deaf Teachers

The ECA joins the celebrations with its newest member the Alban Neve Deaf Association (ANDA)

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19/11/2007 - NEC Regional Elections- The results are in!

Nominations have been received to fill many of the vacancies on the Committee that were notified in September.

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19/11/2007 - Exciting Eurostar Journey

Susie White was invited by Every Action Counts as a VIP on the first Eurostar train to Paris from the new St Pancras International station.

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18/11/2007 - The Wildlife Trust AGM

Bernard Godding, Chair of the ECA, was invited to take part in the Wildlife Trusts Annual Conference on 13th November.

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