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

16.08.2022 EAEA Grundtvig Award 2022

Financial literacy for women

“There is a rising global interest and huge need for financial literacy” says Athina Psariai from Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (IED). Psariai introduces the FLOW project, which focuses on financial education of marginalised women and received honourable mention at the EAEA Grundtvig Awards 2022.

11.08.2022 EAEA members

Learning and employment opportunities in a society of equals: meet Learning and Work Institute

“Our vision is for a prosperous and fair society in which learning and work provide opportunities for everyone to realise their potential and ambitions throughout life”, says Alex Stevenson, Head of Essential and Life Skills at the Learning and Work Institute. In interview with EAEA, Stevenson gives insight into the work of the institute. This article is part of EAEA’s campaign introducing our members to the wider adult education community.

09.08.2022 disabled

Brave New Words: Creating learning pathways for special learning disorders

“Critical thinking and autonomy are core values of transformative learning”, says Sonia Nicoforo Project Manager of CEIPES. Brave New Words, the winning project of Grundtvig Awards in the Transnational Category focuses on cultivating innovative learning through 3D Printing and Augmented Reality in the field of Special Education.