The project partners are developing a matrix to assess the existing conditions of sustainability aspects, hands-on tools and policy recommendations in ALE organisations. It will be made available here once finalized, planned by September 2023. 

How does the Sustainability Matrix for Adult Learning Institutions Work?

Assess your sustainability within the following areas:

Environmental sustainability of the institution

Adult education providers develop and implement work practices that support environmental sustainability. They enable circular and environmentally friendly use of resources in their institutions.

Green skills of trainers and staff

Adult education providers promote green skills and support staff and trainers to take action through sustainability policies, strategies, programmes and practices.

Engagement of learners

Adult education organisations provide a space for innovative and co-creative green curricula and support sustainability in a learning community. Learners understand this process of learning. They take ownership of it and act in relation to environmental challenges.

Awareness-raising and involvement of people

Adult education providers enable sustainable lifestyles and involve people in a green transition, through various activities, such as advocacy, campaigning, festivals and community projects. This includes efforts to ensure that sustainability is seen as an integral part of lifelong learning.

Partnerships for sustainability

Adult education providers initiate or join partnerships to have a relevant societal impact for a green transition – reaching new target groups and opening up for new possibilities and collaborations.