Outcomes and products of the OED network

OED Network provides adult education institutions tools and information on how to develop successful outreach and enhance empowerment and diversity activities.

Good practice collection

The OED network has collected and analysed European good practice examples tackling the overlap of social inclusion and active citizenship. Good projects and organisations were identified after a common grid. Outreach methods and approaches were analysed and main trends and success factors identified. The network therefore provides an overview of the field within a European context though looking at outreach strategies to marginalised groups.


OED Network has developed a grid in order to analyse quantitative and qualitative data looking at enhancing and hindering indicators/factors for outreach as well as enhancing diversity and empowerment within adult education institutions.


Outreach - Empowerment - Diversity: Collection, Presentation and Analysis of Good Practice Examples from Adult Education Leading towards an Inclusive Society

Methodological guidelines

Adult education can be a key for transformation, challenging unjust power structures, enabling participation and overcoming marginalization. The OED guidelines aim to support managers, course designers and practitioners in adult education institutions in their work with socially and educationally disadvantaged groups. It is based on examples of good practice collected from 14 European countries and reflects the experiences of adult educators working in the field.

To download the guidelines, click on the language version of your choice: ENFRDEESBG. Order your printed copy here.

Policy recommendations

The OED Network formulated a number of policy recommendations aimed at policy-makers on the European level but also on the national levels. The recommendations propose improvements in the integration of marginalised groups in and through adult education and in their active citizenship, empowerment and participation in lifelong learning.


To download the recommendations, click on the language version of your choice: ENFRDEBGESTKHE. Order your printed copy here.