Executive Board in group picture: George Koulaouzides from Hellenic Open University, Alex Stevenson from Learning and Work Institute / Sefydliad Dysgu a Gwaith, Anna Skocz from STOP, Lauri Tuomi from the Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation, Uwe Gartenschlaeger from DVV International, Balázs Németh from University of Pécs, Marta Jendeková from AIVD, Dearbháil Lawless from AONTAS, Oleg Smirnov from Integration and Development Center for Information and Research (via Zoom), Gustav Fridolin from Swedish Interest Organisation for Popular Movement Folk High Schools and Dina Soeiro from Coimbra Higher Education School – Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra.

New Executive Board elected

At the General Assembly on 6 June in Zagreb, EAEA members elected a new Executive Board and President.

Uwe Gartenschlaeger, Director of DVV International (Germany) continues his presidency to the third and final term. Bernhard Grämiger from SVEB (Switzerland), Karin Tudal from La Ligue (France), and Klaudius Šilhár from AIVD (Slovakia) finished their term on the Board. The EAEA Executive Board consists of 12 members and was elected for the period 2023-2025. 

Klaudius Šilhár, Bernhard Grämiger and Karin Tudal receiving photo albums from Uwe Gartenschlaeger.

The new board members are:

John Evers, Austria
Verband Österreichischer Volkshochschulen

Dearbháil Lawless, Ireland
National Adult Learning Organisation (AONTAS)

George A. Koulaouzides, Greece
Hellenic Adult Education Association (HAEA)

Marta Jendeková, Slovakia
Association of Adult Education Institutions in the Slovak Republic (AIVD SR)

Dina Soeiro, Portugal
ESEC Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra

Alex Stevenson, UK
National Learning and Work Institute (England and Wales)

Oleg Smirnov, Ukraine
Integration and Development Center for Information

Anna Skocz, Poland
NGO Trainer’s Association/Stowarzyszenie Trenerskie Organizacji Pozarządowych sTOP

Lauri Tuomi, Finland
The Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation (KVS)

Gustav Fridolin, Sweden
Swedish Interest Organisation for Popular Movement Folk High Schools (RIO)

Balázs Németh, Hungary
University of Pécs

Text: EAEAPhotos: EAEA

08.03.2024 projects

Sharing and Learning from National Initiatives for Upskilling Pathways

The Partner UP project organised a development group on February 27, 2024, to enhance cooperation and trust-building among stakeholders for the implementation of the Upskilling Pathways recommendation. The online meeting aimed to provide participants with a space to share their upskilling initiatives, facilitate peer learning, and potentially establish correlations.

29.02.2024 Erasmus+

Digital information path for EU funding available now

A new online tool enables adult learning and education organisations and providers to find EU project funding instruments that are relevant to their needs and meet the operational capacity of the organisations. The tool was developed in the framework of the Erasmus+funded small-scale partnership Path2EU4AE, coordinated by CONEDU and implemented in partnership with EAEA, Auxilium, and Maribor adult education centre.

15.02.2024 Hall of Fame

Call for nominations to the Hall of Fame

The International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame has opened a Call for Nominations.