AE-PRO, European Adult Education (Young) Professionals Learning Platform, is a three-year project coordinated by EAEA and supported by 8 partners from various countries.
This project builds on Grundtvig in-service European training for (younger) adult education staff delivered by the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) from 2011-2013. The training introduced staff to European developments in adult education; encouraged staff to learn about one another's organisations; and facilitated networking and cooperation between both staff and their organisations. Following on from the success of the training, this project will realise a growing need across Europe for adult education staff to learn more about European developments and adult education in other countries. This is because:
This project brings together a network of organisations from 9 countries. The network aims to:
The network will:
First Steering Committee meeting: Brussels (Belgium), 18-19 February 2014: The first meeting took place in Brussels, Belgium and lasted 2 days. The meeting launched the first phase of the project; outline the aims and objectives of the project; and provided presentations on: the workplan, the training development, the division of tasks, quality criteria, and the development of an online peer learning platform.
Second Steering Committee meeting: Leicester (UK), 5-6 November 2014: The second meeting took place in Leicester, UK and lasted 2 days as well. During the meeting, partners worked on the course design, could see the progress of the online platform, discuss the mobility charter and the communication and recruitment strategy.
Third Steering Committee meeting: Malmö (Sweden), 19-20 May 2015: A first evaluation of the beginning of the course as well as trainings for the upcoming sessions took place during this meeting.
Fourth Steering Committee meeting: Porto (Portugal), 26-27 November 2015: Evaluation of the 2015 course and discussions on the 2016 course and the project follow-up took place at this meeting.
Fifth Steering Committee meeting: Brussels (Belgium), 18 January 2016: During this partner meeting, partners designed in detail the 2016 course.
Sixth Steering Committee meeting: Brussels (Belgium), 13-14 October 2016: During this last meeting, some training participants were invited to give feedback on the training. The consortium evaluated the project and though about its future steps.
The project will have a direct impact on the professionalisation and quality of adult education staff across Europe.