Each year, the EAEA celebrates innovation and excellence in adult education. The EAEA Grundtvig Award highlights project results that produce new ideas, new partnerships, new methodologies and a new understanding how we can work in adult learning. In 2017, the EAEA Grundtvig Award will be given to a project successful in engaging new learners.
One of the key challenges in adult education is often described as the ‘Matthew effect’ – those who have will be given more and those who don’t will have less. This means that those who already have higher levels of education are more likely to participate in adult education. Partly this is due to the fact that they are more likely to be in the kinds of jobs where their employers offer training through their companies, but also because they more likely have positive experiences with learning and are therefore more likely to participate voluntarily.
Adult education organisations have been very creative in reaching out to new learners, and this year’s EAEA Grundtvig Award will celebrate these initiatives. This is particularly important within the policy context – the Council Recommendations on ‘Upskilling Pathways’ have just been launched, and one of the objectives is to reach out to new groups of learners.
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Projects that have either a transnational element or a strong national or local partnership with a diverse range of stakeholders.
Projects implemented on national or regional levels that have a strong national or local partnership with a diverse range of stakeholders and show innovative ways of working with new learners.
We welcome nominations from European Commission (Grundtvig/Erasmus+) funded projects or projects which are funded elsewhere.
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You may submit a description of your project in one of the following languages: English, French, German, Italian or Spanish. Entries must be received by filling in the electronic form until Sunday 16th of April 2017.
If you have any printed or similar (DVDs, etc.) evidence, please send it by email to Aleksandra Kozyra or by post to:
To the attention of Ms Gina Ebner
Rue de l'Industrie 10
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Aleksandra Kozyra.