EAEA (European Association for the Education of Adults) is a European NGO with 121 member organisations from 43 countries working in the field of adult learning and representing more than 60 million women and men learners Europe-wide.
The main roles of EAEA are:
- Policy advocacy for lifelong learning at a European level
- Provision of information and services for our members
- Development of practice through projects, publications and training
- International co-operation with other stakeholders in the field
The EAEA promotes the social inclusion aspects of the Lisbon Strategy; it promotes adult learning and the widening of access and participation in formal and non-formal adult education for all, particularly for groups currently under-represented. The purposes of learning may be competence development for personal fulfilment and in employment related fields; for social change and active citizenship; for sustainable development and gender mainstreaming; for cultural and intercultural awareness and knowledge.