Friday, 26 May, 2017

Grundtvig

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The Grundtvig Adult Education Programme 2012

The Grundtvig Programme which forms part of the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) focuses on education for adults, whether through formal, non-formal or informal methods such as autonomous, community or experiential learning. Grundtvig activities are open to any group or institution within the LLP countries, involved in adult education, from community groups to museums to universities.
The upcoming deadlines for 2012 are:
Grundtvig Learning Partnerships Projects

A framework for practical co-operation activities between organisations working in adult education. Deadline for applications is 21 February 2012.
Grundtvig Workshops

Enables organisations to host workshops which bring together adult learners from several countries for an innovative learning experience relevant to their personal development and learning needs. Deadline for applications is 21 February 2012.
Grundtvig Senior Volunteering

This action supports bilateral projects which enables senior citizens to volunteer in another European country in a non-profit activity, as a form of informal (and mutual) learning. Deadline for applications is 30 March 2012.
Grundtvig In-Service Training

This action support those involved in the delivery of adult education in the formal and non-formal sectors to undertake a training course in a participating country of the LLP. Deadlines for this activity are:
30 April 2012 for training activities starting on or after 01 September 2012
17 September 2012 for activities starting on or after 01 January 2013
Grundtvig Visits and Exchanges

This action supports those involved in the delivery of adult education in the formal and non-formal sectors to undertake a work placement, job shadowing activity or attendance at a conference or seminar. The deadlines for this activity are:
30 April 2012 for training activities starting on or after 01 September 2012
17 September 2012 for activities starting on or after 01 January 2013

Grundtvig Assistantships
Enable present or future staff involved in adult education, whether formal or non-formal, to spend a period of 12-45 weeks assisting at an adult education organisation in another European country. Deadline for applications is 30 March 2012.
For further information and application forms please consult the Leargas website www.leargas.ie or contact dshannon@leargas.ie for further information.

Sowing the learning seeds

Grundtvig logoAONTAS was involved in a Grundtig project called "Sowing the Learning seeds".

The overall aim of the 2-year 'Sowing the Learning Seeds' (SLS) project was to increase the participation of adult learners as a result of well-operating networks and learning campaigns.

Adult education organisations use different approaches to and means for raising peoples' awareness of the essence and possibilities of lifelong learning. The most important of them appear to be learning campaigns such as Adult Learners' Weeks (ALWs) and other learning festivals. The key players of these events are the organisers who come from institutions of diverse profiles, and outstanding learners.

In order to more efficiently run these events and to better reach various target groups it is inevitable to acquire new skills and experience and to establish informal cooperation networks that are enabled to operate in a more enhanced and organised manner.

As a result, the SLS project consisted of six workshops and a seminar that took place between October 2010 and July 2012 and focussed on five themes: volunteer involvement, use of media channels, involvement of outstanding learners, outreach to target groups and networks and partnerships promoting adult education.For more information about this project please visit: http://pro.acs.si/sls/

Information about the Grundtvig Programme

The Grundtvig action of the Socrates programme is supported by the European Commission. It promotes the European dimension of adult education and provides support for four main types of activity:

European co-operation projects

These are large transnational projects involving at least one partner from a minimum of three countries participating in SOCRATES working together on a theme of common interest with a view to developing a product, a training course, or a new methodogical approach.

European learning partnerships

These are process-driven locally based transnational projects between a minimum of three partners in three countries with a view to sharing experience and expertise and enhancing provision in the participating organisations/instiutions.

Mobility

This action provides opportunities for those working in adult education institutions and organisations to undertake a training course or a placement in another country participating in the programme with a view to the ongoing professional development of the participant.

Networks

These are large-scale projects, which bring together clusters of projects working on a thematic area of common interest with a view to developing sustainability and impacting significantly on the sector.

Léargas - The Exchange Bureau is Ireland's National Agency for the management of National, European and International co-operation programmes involving:

  • Education and Lifelong Learning
  • Vocational Education and Training
  • Youth and Community Work
  • Guidance in Education

Through the Grundtvig programme the Léargas Education Service regularly supports adult learners and adult educators from all sectors of adult education to participate in contact seminars, thematic seminars and partner-finding fairs. The aim of these meetings, which are fully supported by Léargas, are to set up links with groups across Europe with a view to future project work under the E.U.'s Grundtvig programme.

Further information on Grundtvig and other European initiatives may be obtained on the Léargas website at www.leargas.ie