The project “Support of adult education in Belarus” is the central project of the Representative Office of the German Adult Education Association in the Republic of Belarus. Implementation of the project started in 2009 and coincided with launching of the Representative Office . The project is being financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Within this very project that aiming at developing effective system of adult education the majority of the events are held by the Representative Office and partners.
The main objectives: to empower the representatives of the elderly generation to play an active role in local decision making; to improve the capacity of state and non-state actors to adequately represent specific needs and interests of seniors. Target groups: specialists from governmental and non-governmental social and cultural organizations working with seniors; seniors aged 55 and older in the Minsk and Brest regions.
A major prerequisite of a region’s sustainable development is its readiness to change, adapt to existing conditions and, therefore, learn. This idea is reflected in the concept of a “learning region” that is extremely popular in many countries of the world. This relatively new phenomenon became known in Belarus too. The concept became a basis for the project “Learning region: education for all generations” that was launched in December 2012.
The main goal of the project: Development of the inclusive and pluralistic society, including local communities in Belarus through creation of a supportive network for initiatives in the sphere of culture and history in rural and underdeveloped regions. Objectives: To give rural residents an opportunity to participate in the political dialogue on issues of culture; to strengthen the position of NGOs, state institutions and local communities in the promotion of the Belarusian national identity and development of the rural areas through the support of local historical and cultural diversity.