Par­lia­men­tary Sec­re­tary Ian Borg presents cer­tifi­cates at Adult Learn­ing awards cer­e­mony

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Par­lia­men­tary Sec­re­tary Ian Borg pre­sented cer­tifi­cates to suc­cess­ful par­tic­i­pants at the Adult Learn­ing awards cer­e­mony.

Dur­ing his speech, Dr Borg said that this elec­tronic plat­form for adult learn­ing in Europe is a new ini­tia­tive by the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion, funded through ERAS­MUS plus pro­gramme. This plat­form has pro­vided a con­crete sup­port to adult ed­u­ca­tors and providers to gain ac­cess to valu­able re­sources that help im­prove the qual­ity of adult ed­u­ca­tion.

He ex­plained that such ac­tions com­ple­ment the Ed­u­ca­tion and Life­long learn­ing ac­tions that are in­tended to be funded through Malta ESF Oper­a­tional Pro­gramme for the 2014-2020 pe­riod, for which a bud­get of al­most €47.4 mil­lion is al­lo­cated for ini­tia­tives in train­ing and life­long learn­ing.

Par­lia­men­tary Sec­re­tary Borg said that the Euro­pean So­cial Fund Oper­a­tional Pro­gramme is a clear demon­stra­tion of the em­pha­sis there is on hu­man cap­i­tal as an im­por­tant part of the devel­op­ment of Mem­ber States. The ul­ti­mate ob­jec­tive is that no one is to be left be­hind. In fact, this was also re­flected in this week’s bud­get, which sets the am­bi­tion for Malta to be­come a learn­ing na­tion. He con­cluded by stat­ing that ed­u­ca­tion will be very much on the agenda of the Mal­tese Pres­i­dency of EU Coun­cil in the first half of 2017.

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