Klaudius Šilhár

President of Association of Adult Education Institutions in the Slovak Republic / AIVD Slovakia

Nominated by Association of Adult Education Institutions in the Slovak Republic / AIVD Slovakia

  • President of Association of Adult Education Institutions in the Slovak Republic;
  • Assistant lecturer at the Department of Andragogy, Comenius University in Bratislava.

How would you like to contribute to the work of EAEA? How would you like to bring in your experience and expert knowledge in adult education?

  • Build strong connection of EAEA with partners and organisations in Visegrad Four countries and reinforce membership in the region;
  • Support advocacy work of EAEA in the region;
  • Foster networks between research and practitioner communities in adult education in Europe;
  • Support professionalisation and networking of adult educators in Europe.

What are your motivations to candidate? Is there anything that you would like to improve or change in EAEA?

I believe that enhancing the cooperation of civil society and strengthening of adult education could preserve and develop democracy and citizenship. This is needed nowadays. I want my children to live in democracy.

Which other information about you would you like to share with the EAEA members?

I have been working in adult education since 2000, for 12 years at the Academy of Education (biggest AE center in Slovakia), 3 years in private companies (die Berater, Trexima), 6 years in Comenius University.

Since 2011 I am the president of umbrella organization - Association of Adult Education Institutions in the Slovak Republic.

Educational background: Doctorate in andragogy with a dissertation on Specificity of Quality Management Systems in Adult Education Institutions.