In November last year AONTAS (the Irish Voice of Adult Learning) and their partner organisation Learning & Work Institute (England and Wales), Scotland’s Learning Partnership, and The Forum for Adult Learning Northern Ireland collectively launched NALAB, the Network for Adult Learning Across Borders (NALAB). The launch was part of the AONTAS Lifelong Learning Summit, which was held as a celebration of their 50th anniversary.

The new network will advocate for educational equality for adults across the five jurisdictions sharing best practice and challenges in both policy and practice – reminding policy makers that adult and community education has a proven track record of increasing social inclusion; fighting sectarianism, xenophobia and racism; supporting economic prosperity; and empowering individuals to be part of active and engaged communities. And it is cost effective.

Click here to read about what NALAB plans to do.