Project coordinator

The European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA)

The European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) is the voice of non-formal adult education in Europe. EAEA is a transnational, non-profit association with 120 members in 43 countries. EAEA promotes adult learning and access to and participation in non-formal adult education for all, particularly for groups currently under-represented. EAEA promotes learner-centred approaches that take people’s lives into account and enable them to acquire all kinds of competences, with particular attention to basic and transversal skills.


European Association of Regional and Local Authorities for Lifelong Learning

The European Association of Regional and Local Authorities for Lifelong Learning (EARLALL) is a Brussels-based network of regions aiming to contribute to EU policy-making and cooperate in projects in the field of lifelong learning. Based on the unique strengths of every region and local authority, EARLALL facilitates regional collaborations and partnerships, as well as an open and rapid exchange of knowledge in a context of trust and confidence. EARLALL believes that regions and local authorities have a privileged role in designing and implementing strategies related to it, since they are indirect contact with educational institutions, the business environment and, most notably, citizens.

Adult Education Association Baden-Württemberg (VHS Verband)

The Adult Education Association Baden-Württemberg (VHS Verband) is the professional and interest association of the 170 Volkshochschulen and their more than 700 branch offices in the German Bundesland Baden-Württemberg. Volkshochschulen are by far the most important providers of adult education in Germany. They are usually run by municipalities or other public authorities. In Baden-Württemberg, more than 2 million adults visit classes at the Volkshochschulen every year.


Glokala is a Folk high school based in Malmö. Starting from the notion of ‘thinking globally and acting locally’, the school provides secondary education, language courses for new inhabitants, vocational training for teaching assistants and special courses connected to urban culture and social change. Glokala is also well connected with local associations in the field of sustainability, climate awareness, asylum rights and community development.

Department of Education of the Basque Government

The Department of Education of the Basque Government has the faculties established by the law ”Statute of Autonomy” concerning both formal education and non-formal education and does so in a lifelong learning perspective. This holistic approach improves synergies and transfer of knowledge and practices among the different education sectors.

Polish NGO Trainers’ Association (STOP)

The Polish NGO Trainers’ Association (STOP) aims to improve the quality of the learning process in non-formal education. The association gathers 200 trainers and experts (e.g. team management, organization management, activities for equality and support for minorities, activities in environmental protection, activation, and animation of the local community). The NGO Trainers’ Association (STOP) delivers many activities in youth and adult education, especially the training of trainers, educators, facilitators. The majority of courses that their graduates provide are addressed to NGO representatives, disabled persons, women, older people, people from rural areas, all groups threatened by social exclusion.


YUVA is a sustainable development NGO that tackles poverty, sustainability and human rights issues holistically, through adult education. They have two main programmes, Human Development Program under which they serve vulnerable groups and provide language, vocational and life skills, and Global Citizenship Program under which they organise ecological literacy trainings, capacities building activities on global citizenship education and our climate awareness campaign for NGOs and municipalities.