RegALE: Regional capacity for Adult Learning and Education

RegALE aims to increase impact and sustainability of regional/local adult education (AE) organisations by setting up or reinforcing networks among them and with regional/local authorities.

The most significant project outcome will be an increase of the partners’ capacity (and of their target groups/members) to respond to their challenges, to build cooperation structures, and promote an adult education culture in cities/regions.

The project milestones are:

  • Background report on the challenges and opportunities of AE in cities/regions
  • Repository of good practices that promote a learning culture at local/regional levels
  • Peer learning and capacity building activities
  • Peer learning webinars
  • Case studies to showcase the piloting experiences
  • Road map to develop a learning region/city
  • Policy recommendations for national and European policymakers

Target groups of the project:

  • Regional and local authorities dealing with lifelong learning policies, in particular with adult education provision
  • Adult education associations (including their staff)
  • Public administrators and technical advisors working at regional/local level dealing with adult policies and practices
  • Adult education trainers
  • Policymakers operating at European and national level (including EU institutions)


  • European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA), Belgium
  • European Association of Regional and Local Authorities for Lifelong Learning (EARLALL), Belgium
  • Varaždin County, Croatia
  • Vestland County Council (VCC), Norway
  • Hellenic Association of Adult Education (HAEA), Greece
  • AONTAS, Ireland
  • Estonian Non-Formal Adult Education Association (ENAEA), Estonia
  • Learning and Work Institute, UK
  • Volkshochschulverband Baden-Württemberg e.V. (VHS BW), Germany
  • University of Florence – Department of Education, Languages, Interculture, Literatures and Psychology (Forlilpsi), Italy
  • Lucca Municipality, Italy

Previous partners

  • Vuxenutbildningen Borås, Sweden
  • University of Siena-Department of Sciences of Education, Human Sciences and Intercultural Communication, Italy

Associated partners: Region Västra Götaland (Sweden), Ministerium für Kultus, Jugend und Sport Baden-Württemberg (Germany), Norwegian Association for Adult Learning (Norway),  Tuscany region (Italy), Municipality of Larissa (Greece), Municipality of Thermi (Greece), Forum for Adult Learning in Northern Ireland (UK)