Awareness Raising for Adult Learning and Education (ARALE)
The ARALE Project aims to collect awareness raising and advocacy activities for adult education in Europe directed at the general public, at specific target groups and at policy-makers.
The main objectives of the project are to create:
- A coherent summary and of campaigns across Europe, which increases the knowledge about adult education Incentive and expertise for the adult education community to initiate more campaigns
- A stronger support for the European agenda on adult learning through the application of advocacy campaigns
- Further tools to improve people´s participation in lifelong learning, which means an increase in the lifelong learning benchmark through campaigns directed at the general public
Adult education institutions and providers
The project results are:
- Kick-off meeting in Copenhagen on 4 February 2013
- Final meeting in Estonia on 21-22 November 2013
How to raise awareness on adult education?
Learn more about best practise examples on how to raise awareness on adult education by chosing the target group you’re interesting in and clicking on our examples.
Organisations from all around Europe contributed to our survey to find best practise examples on awareness raising activities on adult education. Whether you plan to convince policy-makers, to target the general public or specific target groups, click on the links below to see concrete examples and find inspiration for your own future awareness raising activity on adult education.
This project has been funded with the support of the European Commission, Grundtvig Accompanying Measures. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
General public – The ARALE survey analysed awareness raising activities targeting the general public.
Specific target group – The ARALE survey analysed awareness raising activities targeting specific target groups.
Policy-makers – The ARALE survey analysed awareness raising activities targeting policy-makers.
Best practices: general public
The ARALE survey analysed awareness raising activities targeting the general public.
|Croatia||Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education||Lifelong Learning Week in Croatia||The Agency organises and carries out the annual Lifelong Learning Week in Croatia. It promotes adult education by addressing the citizens directly. In 2013, the Agency organised the Lifelong Learning Week opening ceremony, International Literacy Day and Lifelong Learning Fair and co-organised two conferences.|
|Denmark||DFS/DAEA||Learning Saturday||“Learning Saturday” is a one-day version of the Adult Learners´ Week. Its objectives are to make the broad spectrum of learning possibilities for adults known to a wider audience and to form local partnerships between adult education providers.|
|Ireland||AONTAS : the National Adult Learning Organisation||Adult Learner´s Festival||The Adult Learners’ Festival is a nationwide celebration of adult learning coordinated by AONTAS. Events are taking place nationwide, including anything from information sessions, taster workshops, sample lectures to small gatherings of people who love to learn.|
|Norway||Norwegian Association for Adult Learning (NAAL)||Adult Learner’s Week||NAAL is the Norwegian coordinator of Adult Learners’ Week.|
|Portugal||In the city of Torres Vedras||Andar na Rua||The Portuguese project “Andar na Rua” encourages citizens to walk in the streets together as a way to empower them and to give them ownership of the city while learning about it.|
|Scotland||SwapWest||Formula Mentoring||The project seeks to address engagement with adult learners from our most socially and economically deprived communities and their progression to “go one step up” with their education, using mentors.|
|Slovenia||Slovenian Institute for Adult Education (SIAE)||Lifelong Learning Week||The Slovenian Institute for Adult Education work in close cooperation with about 30-35 regional and thematic coordinators, mainly adult education centers to organise the Lifelong Learning Week (LLW) in Slovenia every year since 1996.|
|The Netherlands||Learn for Life||Annual Learning Festival||Learning festival.|
Best practices: policy-makers
The ARALE survey analysed awareness raising activities targeting the policy-makers.
Best practices: specific target groups
The ARALE survey analysed awareness raising activities targeting specific target groups.