European InfoNet Adult Education

European InfoNet Adult network aims at disseminating information and reporting on trends, project/research results, developments, best practice and news in the area of adult education from all European member states as well as EU institutions is the core activity and objective of the unique journalistic service "European InfoNet Adult Education".

Objectives

The project aimed at:

  • Providing a comprehensive, constantly growing database (InfoService) with reports (news, articles, background articles, interviews, etc.) related to adult education (currently around 600 articles);
  • Providing a thematic information letter (InfoLetter), issued every two months as a PDF file with links to the InfoService database;
  • Having a network of correspondents (journalists / experts) all across Europe;
  • Cooperating with important organisations and networks.

Products

Around 40 correspondents from all over Europe, working in the field of adult education, create reports about various topics for InfoNet in accordance with high quality criteria, which can also be republished in other media. The product of their work is freely available via an online database in English.

Furthermore, InfoNet distributes a digital newsletter (InfoLetter), focusing on one main theme. Each InfoLetter reaches about 7500 readers, while the interest is increasing. InfoNet III will maintain this successful service and make further improvements based on the experiences. It covers now almost every European countries by partnership (29) and some freelance partners. Also innovative elements like a new quality management system, Web 2.0 elements and cross area, -country and reports about developments outside Europe will be included.

Partners

International and European organisations

  • European Association for the Education of Adults EAEA (Brussels/Helsinki)
  • Nordiskt Nätverk för Vuxnas Lärande, Nordic Network for Adult Learning International and European Organisations (Oslo)
  • Deutscher Volkshochschulverband dvv international, German Adult Education Association international (Bonn): Europabüro für katholische Jugendarbeit und Erwachsenenbildung, European office for catholic youth and adult education (Brussels)

National umbrella and service organisations

  • Irish National Association of Adult Education AONTAS (Ireland):
  • Verband Österreichischer Volkshochschulen (VÖV), Adult Education Centres in Austria (Austria):
  • Dansk Folkeoplysnings Samråd (DFS), Danish Adult Education Association (Denmark)
  • Asociatia Nationala a Universitatilor Populare (ANUP), National Association of folkhighschools (Romania):
  • Deutsches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung (DIE), German Institute for Adult Education (Germany)
  • Andragoški center Slovenije (ACS), Slovenian Institute for Adult Education (Slovenia)
  • Kansanvalistusseura KVS Foundation, Adult Education Foundation (Finland)
  • Asociácia inštitúcií vzdelávania dospelých v Slovenskej repub (AIVD), Association of Adult Education Institutions in the Slovak Republic (Slovak Republik)
  • Latvijas Pieaugušo izglītības apvienība (LPIA), Latvian Adult Education Association (Lativa)
  • Katholische Erwachsenenbildung Deutschland (KEB Deutschland), Catholic Federal Association for Adult Education (Germany) – Coordinator
  • Caixa de Mitos LDA (Portugal)
  • Mtü Eesti Täiskasvanute Koolitajate Assotsatsioon (ANDRAS), Association of Estonian Adult Educators (Estonia)
  • Lietuvos suaugusiųjų švietimo asociacija (LSŠA), Lithuanian Association of Adult Education (Lithuania)
  • Katolikus Ifjúsági és Felnőttképzési Szövetség (KIFE), Catholic Youth and Adult Education Association (Hungary)
  • Syndesmos Ekpaidefsis Enilikon (MKO), Association For Adult Education (Greece)
  • Voksenopplæringsforbundet (VOFO), Norwegian Association for Adult Education (Norway)

Universities / Training centres / Others

  • Akademie Klausenhof (Germany):
  • Artéduc (Netherlands)
  • adpi formation (France)
  • Die Berater : The consultant (Austria)
  • Centre for the Adv. of Res. and Dev. in Ed. Technology (CARDET)
  • Egitim ve Genclik Calismalari Enstitusu Dernegi (EGECED), Institut of Education and Youth Studies Association
  • Schweizerischer Verband für Weiterbildung (SVEB), Swiss Federation for Adult Learning (Switzerland)
  • Ministry for Health, The elderly and Community Care Malta,
  • Studiefrämjandets Riksförbund, The Study Promotion Association (Sweden)
  • Centrum vizualizace a interaktivity vzdělávání, s.r.o. (CEVI), Centre for Visualisation and Interactivity in Education Ltd. (Czech Republic)
  • INTEGRA Association,
  • Wyzsza Szkola Filozoficzno-Pedagogiczna “Ignatianum”
  • “Ignatianum” (Poland),
  • Università Popolare di Roma (Upter), Folkhighschool of Rome (Italy)

Further correspondents

  • Prof. Dr. Katarina Popovic (Serbia)
  • Petra Herre (Germany)
  • Dr. Gertrud Wolf (Germany)
  • Eva Tanczos (Hungary)
  • Jim Soulsby (UK)

Previous mandates:

This service has been developed as media network since 2005 (InfoNet I and II) and independent journalistic reporter, which now aims to maintain and extent this exchange and network.