Sandra Marques from Lisbon City Council’s Department for Training and Development receives the EAEA membership certificate from EAEA's President Per Paludan Hansen
11.09.2019

Four new members join EAEA

EAEA’s has welcomed four new associate members who received their membership certificates at the General Assembly 26.6. in Copenhagen. The new members come from Austria, Germany, Lissabon and the Nordic countries.

Mia Andersson Wikholm, ABF Norden

ABF Norden (The Workers educational association of the Nordic Countries, ABFN) represents several member organizations in the Nordic Countries, each having a long history in liberal adult education within the labour movement: ABF Sweden, AOF Denmark, AOF Norway, TSL Finland, ABF Åland and ASì Island.

The two flagships activities of ABFN are educational programs The Geneva School and The Nordic School. The Geneva School is aimed at active members of trade unions, and it works towards a better understanding of international co-operation, focusing on the work of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The Nordic School is a course about the possibilities and challenges of the Nordic model.

The Viennese Adult Education Center Ltd (VHS Wien) has 130 years of tradition in Viennese adult education. VHS is an important part of the city of Vienna, its history, culture and educational landscape. The educations centres provide around 13,500 courses and 30,000 educational counselling sessions per year. VHS takes part in several international projects and is also involved in FuturelabAE-project together with EAEA, developing change-oriented adult education in the fields of democracy and digitalisation.

Association of Adult Education Centres in Schleswig-Holstein (The Landesverband der Volkshochschulen Schleswig-Holsteins e.V.) represents 140 adult education centres in Northern Germany, with a headquarters in Kiel. The association provides support services to it’s members and helps them to deliver quality-assured adult education. The association takes part in several national and international projects, and seeks to further develop their international co-operation, offering their staff opportunities to learn from colleagues in Europe.

Jean Marie Thill, VHS Vienna

Lisbon City Council’s Department for Training and Development (Departamento de Desenvolvimento e Formação da Câmara Municipal de Lisboa – DDF) has a mission to transform Lisbon into a city of Learning by leveraging knowledge, developing skills, addressing the digital divide and creating opportunities for success for all its citizens. DDF offers training in a wide variety of subjects, for example architecture, engineering, finance, languages, transport, gardening and social work. DDF is a member in several international networks and has took part in international projects as well.

Michael Kölln, VHS Schleswig-HolsteinSandra Marques, Lisbon City Council’s Department for Training and Development

28.11.2022 advocacy

A wider access to Erasmus+ programme is needed in Eastern Europe

EAEA urges the EU to offer more opportunities for participation of Eastern European non-EU countries in the Erasmus+ programme.

28.11.2022 advocacy

2022 - a year that will shape the adult learning and education of the future?

2022 has, so far, been a very eventful year for adult learning and education at the European and international levels. Together with civil society partners, EAEA has been bringing the voice of adult learners into the discussions and negotiations on several key adult learning policies.

18.11.2022 access

Call for urgent action to mitigate the impact of the energy crisis and inflation on ALE provision

European adult learning and education organisations are ringing the alarm bell: the energy crisis and inflation in Europe are spreading far and wide and are starting to show their negative impact on the adult learning and education (ALE) sector. EAEA calls for urgent action to mitigate the impact of the energy crisis and inflation on ALE provision and to ensure access to learning opportunities for all adults.