AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival 2022: 7-11 March 2022

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AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival will take place from the 7th – 11th March 2022. The festival is an opportunity to have a positive impact in your community and workplace, promote the value of lifelong learning, reinforce existing relationships in the community and establish new ones.

This year’s theme, ‘Learn Your Way’ – #LearnYourWay, is all about how we learn differently. We want to highlight the different learning options available for adults in all walks of life, as well as the different reasons adults return to education. From meeting new people with similar life experiences to gaining new skills, online courses to in person workshops, we want to highlight how learning is available for everyone.  We would like to encourage your Public Participation Network and the adults you support to get involved in whatever way you can.

Our week-long nationwide campaign will focus on:

  1. Strengthening the value and visibility of the Irish adult learning sector – AONTAS will run a nationwide online campaign and will host a number of key events during the week, including the AONTAS STAR Awards and a Policy Event
  2. Encouraging participation – Host an event, showcase the impact your network has on the community and highlight local learning opportunities
  3. Sharing positive learner experiences – Encouraging and supporting learners to share their experiences of returning to learning and highlight the many different pathways available


For more information on how you can be part of this year’s Festival please visit https://www.aontas.com/community/adult-learners-festival/event-ideas where you’ll find:

  • Information on this year’s Adult Learners’ Festival
  • Ideas on events that you can run during the week
  • Our Festival Toolkit that includes a guide on event planning
  • AONTAS-led programme of events
  • How AONTAS will support you to promote your work and events

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