The ‘Adult Education Mobility Charter’, created by the AE-PRO project, is a support framework of learning mobilities for all participants and activities. It supports any agreement between participants and activities and has a wider ambition to foster cooperation between individuals, organisations and institutions.
Access, participation and active experiences in the field of adult education should be reconsidered in order to gain more knowledge and share good practice. Every person (educator, teacher, trainer, stakeholder, etc.) engaged in adult education, especially younger staff, should have the opportunity to learn and develop their skills as part of their continuing professional development (CPD).
Currently only a few have the opportunity to attend and participate in activities which are otherwise open to everyone working in the adult education sector.
Endorse the Charter!
Adult education providers are invited to support the Charter. By doing so, they take a public commitment to say that they respect the standards and values defined in the Charter. For potential mobility applicants, this is a strong signal that the learning mobility will take place according to standards that both parties agree with. In parctice, endorsing the Charter means that your organisation is included in a list of supporters on the website of the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA). See the list of organisations that have already signed.
To officially endorse the Charter, please contact the EAEA project Manager.
The objectives of the Charter
1. European dimension
The Charter supports the mobility and cooperation between European countries and adult education organisations within those countries. It strengthens the role of adult education in confronting European challenges through cooperation and exchange between adult education organisations and adult educators.
2. Organisational dimension
The Charter promotes appropriate forms of mobility and funding. It aims to improve the quality and efficiency of education and training systems, as well as “foster cooperation between individuals, organisations and institutions”.
3. Individual dimension
The Charter increases the mobility of adult education (for younger) staff and improve its conditions. It helps to ensure that mobility participants always have a positive experience both in the host country and in their country of origin on their return, and to provide guidance on mobility arrangements for learning or other purposes, such as professional betterment, to all participants in order to enhance personal and professional development.