By entering 2014, we've now reached the 100-year mark since the start of World War One. At EAEA and DVV, we see this as a chance to reflect on the past while also looking towards the future – and the potential for prolonged peace and cohesion in Europe. We represent a wide network of Adult Education providers and NGOs all across Europe, some of whom are already planning events and activities for 2014, focusing on World War I. With this initiative, EAEA and DVV International provide a way of linking such undertakings, as well as creating opportunities for sharing and working together.

The main objective of the initiative is to link various WWI related activities (organised by adult education providers) together in order to create dialogue, research and discussion. Together, we can link the history of World War I to the current situation in Europe – what can we learn from the past and how do we want to shape our mutual, European future?

If you represent an organisation within the field of adult education and if you want to know more about the initiative, please download our WWI Initiative proposal, and join the initiative by filling out the form here.

There are no fees or obligations linked to joining the initiative – and all activities entered before fall will be in the running for the 2014 Grundtvig Awards.

If you have any questions or require further information, you are welcome to contact Raffaela Kihrer at EAEA: raffaela.kihrer (at)