What is Adult Education Erasmus+?

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What is Adult Education Erasmus+? Adult Education Erasmus+ is a European Union program focused on providing adult learning opportunities and promoting cooperation in the field of adult education across Europe. Adult Education Erasmus+ provides resources and cross-border partnerships to help improve accessibility, quality and focus of adult learning opportunities across European countries. It is a key tool for promoting lifelong learning and an inclusive, cohesive Europe.

What is Adult Education Erasmus+

  • It is part of the broader Erasmus+ program which supports education, training, youth and sport in Europe.
  • It offers funding opportunities for organizations involved in adult education, such as adult learning providers, education authorities, companies, social partners and civil society organizations.
  • The funding supports projects and partnerships aimed at improving the quality of adult education across EU countries. This includes developing new curricula, teaching methods, materials and courses.
  • It promotes pan-European networks and exchange of best practices in areas like literacy, digital skills, entrepreneurship, healthy living and active citizenship.
  • Participants can apply for funding to support adult education staff to undertake professional development abroad through study visits, job shadowing, courses etc.
  • It aims to increase participation in adult learning of all kinds, whether for career development, active citizenship, or personal fulfillment.
  • The program has a strong focus on social inclusion, outreach to disadvantaged groups, community learning and enabling intercultural dialogue through adult education.
  • Between 2021-2027, the program has a budget of over €2.2 billion to fund adult education initiatives across the EU.

The next deadline for Adult Education Erasmus+ projects is on 04 October 2023. Learn more here.

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  1. Jennifer OHalloran 25th July 2023 at 6:28 pm

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