Depth and context for new trends and phenomena in societies and the world of adult education.
Online guide helps to see the world behind news
Better awareness of global development issues encourage journalists and public to challenge their world view and be more critical towards news.
Where are you heading, EU?
Two Finnish EU experts debate about the state of the EU in 2017.
Tools to tackle anxiety and depression
If you suffer from depression or anxiety, you might want to try out a “Learn to tackle” course. Instead of distant professionals, here the instructors are volunteers, who have been there themselves.
India’s hidden mental health problem
Life in India is changing from a traditional family-focused to more urban, work-orientated, which can cause burn-outs and rising levels of anxiety. Adult education could bring relief to the situation, but many obstacles lie ahead.
Refugees and migrants as a motor to renew democracy and adult education
More autonomy to adult educators on curriculum. More encounters between migrants and natives. More support for progressives within migrant communities. Bernd Käpplinger proposes ideas for adult education in the migration age, in response to Magnus Dahlstedt’s earlier Elm article.
Volunteering against human trafficking – disagreeing with the like-minded
Volunteers at the anti-trafficking organisation RealStars are rewarded with work experience and new skills. Sometimes this may mean testing one’s own views of right and wrong.
Body at gym, mind at therapy
Does our society impose such severe pressures of self-development and competition on its citizens that, to be successful, they need to resort to psychotherapy?
Freeing citizens’ energies: “Cooperative pacts” in Italy
In a time of general disaffection with institutions and political class, Italians are developing new forms of citizenship to create an authentic relationship with the state and public goods.
Nu Sta Djunto – Action instead of words
Nu Sta Djunto, a movement based in greater Lisbon, was created in 2013, after the massive anti-austerity demonstrations of 2012. Following the principles of solidarity, unity and horizontality, Nu Sta Djunto steps in where the state fails.