Athens Lifelong Learning Institute

Who we are

The Athens Lifelong Learning Institute is a research and education institute, based in Athens, Greece. Its mission is to foster and enhance innovation processes mainly in education and lifelong learning, human capital development, knowledge society and social inclusion. The Institute exhibits an active interest in many social issues such as sustainability, social participation, civic engagement and human rights and has attempted through the implementation of innovative learning methodologies to enhance active participation and citizens’ engagement in social and economic life.

What we do

The Athens Lifelong Learning Institute contributes to the education ecosystem through R&D activities, creating open education programmes, collaborating and promoting collaboration with advanced scientific organisations and organizing educational events. It has a long experience in the development of educational curricula and programmes that keep abreast of new developments, social demands and European priorities and endorses a firm belief that real-world problem-based learning and innovative teaching methods inspire curiosity and improve learning ability, especially for disengaged and disconnected learners. The Athens Lifelong Learning Institute has managed to establish a unique expertise in devising innovative learning and empowering methodologies that enable all people to actively participate in the social, political, cultural and economic life within their community. The guiding principle in the methods developed by the Athens Lifelong Learning Institute is to adapt existing systems and structures to the diversity of human needs – not the other way around. The main topics we pragmatize in, are:

  1. Human Rights and Justice
  2. Adult Education and Lifelong Learning
  3. School Education
  4. Digital Transformation
  5. Sustainability and Sustainable Development

The services of the Athens Lifelong Learning Institute benefit, on average, weekly, more than 200 persons (practitioners, trainers, trainees, volunteers, children and youth) and more than 20 national and transnational partner organisations.

Best practices

  • European Safe Online Initiative- The main focus of the European SafeOnline Initiative is the improvement of media literacy levels of children and young people through the extensive media literacy education of their parents.
  • Proud– The PROUD project (Promoting Supported Independent Living as an alternative care practice for unaccompanied minors) is a European project, funded by the AMIF Programme (Transnational actions for Integration of Third-Country Nationals in the EU Member States and supporting legal migration).
  • E-engAGEd – aims to bridge generational divides and enhance digital, social, and political engagement among young adults (aged 18-25) and older adults (aged 50+) through an innovative intergenerational learning approach.
  • Prison Safe-The Prison Safe project aims to provide current and useful training to correctional staff regarding the safe and respectful management of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer and questioning (LGBTIQ) offenders.