According to the increasing rates of unemployment and poverty a significant share of the European population can be considered at-risk-of-social exclusion. In order to combat social exclusion adult education seemed to be a possible tool, which can increase social inclusion among adult learners. This study explores factors relating to training programs considered as adult and continuing education which enhance social inclusion for vulnerable adults and their life environment. The results indicate that after following the training programs as part of continuing learning, the participants show a significant increase in activation and internalization as well as participation and connection (as processes of social inclusion). Moreover, non-parametric correlation analysis and logistical regression analysis shows that the training design feature transfer possibilities is significantly related to the increase of almost all social inclusion variables. Besides this direct surroundings and learning contents and activities only significantly relates to the increase of social inclusion variables of activation and internalization and care to the social inclusion variables of participation and connection.
Overcoming Poverty Together: The New†Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Plan, 2014-2019, builds on the momentum of New†Brunswickís initial economic and social inclusion plan launched in 2009. It serves as a roadmap for the province to move towards economic and social inclusion for all. The plan is based on information gathered during the Overcoming Poverty Together 2 (OPT2) public engagement. This process provided an opportunity for New†Brunswickers to come together to discuss issues surrounding economic and social inclusion. These discussions led to a five-year action plan for the province to pursue. It is not a ìhow toî plan but, rather, a ìwhat can be done collectivelyî plan to reduce poverty and improve the quality of life for all people living in our province. This is what gives the plan its uniqueness.