Methodologies ADult Education in EU (MADE in EU)


The project “MADE in EU” aims to contribute to the goals of the "Europe 2020", promoting inclusive growth and cohesive society, through the exchange of best practices, experiences, methodologies and strategies in adult education, in the framework of technological, economic and migratory change, that are transforming both our society, both the labor market, which requires new skills and constant knowledge updates.

Small ‘vulnerable” groups of adults excluded or de-motivated to take part in lifelong learning (target groups) will be identified as well as training needs of these target groups in terms of key and soft skills (communication skills, digital competence; learning to learn social and civic competences, sense of initiative and entrepreneurship, cultural awareness and expression).

The objectives of the “MADE in EU” project are:

  •  to exchange good practices, examine and experiment with methods and strategies in order to develop new effective methods and tools for adult learning;
  •  analyze the causes and contribute to reducing the barriers between those who are included or excluded from education permanently;
  •  to promote the acquisition of skills in adults, with particular attention to groups at risk of social exclusion, as a way to promote the welfare and participation in social and democratic life;
  •  to raise the awareness of local actors in the various countries involved on the need for effective action to adult learning.

 Activities to be implemented:

  1. Analysis of the causes of social exclusion and in local contexts of the partners involved and the role of training / education in adults who are at risk of social exclusion.
  2. Studies on adult education models in the various countries involved and exchange of good practice on adult learning using non-formal methods;
  3. Set up of a group of adult learners and a questionnaire in order to identify their training needs, about the basic and digital skills.
  4. Development and implementation of "training modules" for adult education linked to the key and digital skills (in particular by using the peer to peer approach, the andragogical method, and learning by doing);
  5. Creation of innovative tools that can be used for adult education based on non-formal education methods (website content; Guidelines -booklets and apps).
  6. Dissemination of results and good practices emerged from the project and research on possible connections between formal and non-formal education for adults
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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
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