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After the new Belarusian Code of Education entered in force as well as relevant regulations took effect, the term “adult education” has broadened its meaning considerably. At the time it means not only a system of advanced training but also any organized educational process for adults (including non-formal education). All this creates new opportunities and sets new tasks that include ensuring effective cooperation between different social stakeholders, development of regional systems of further and non-formal adult education and their optimization according to the needs of the regions etc. The project “Learn to Act” is designed to contribute to accomplishing this mission.
The project’s concept was elaborated within the EU thematic programme “The European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI)”. The project “Learn to Act” is funded by the European Union and co-funded by DVV International (from the funds of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the Representative Office of the German Adult Education Association (“Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband e.V.”) in the Republic of Belarus in cooperation with the Association of Life-Long Learning and Enlightenment (ALLLE) and Folk High School in Cham (Germ. – Volkshochschule im Landkreis Cham e.V.).
The overall project’s objective is to support realization of the right to life-long learning and participatory decision-making processes. The specific objectives include:
The project’s target groups include:
The territory of the implementation is the Republic of Belarus (Brest, Vitebsk, Gomel, Grodno, Minsk, Mogilev regions)
Duration of the project: From February 1, 2016 to January 31, 2019
The expected results and outputs are grouped into 3 components:
1. Target CSOs improved technical and project management skills; broadened training programs with the emphasis to the needs of marginalized population groups.
2. CSO-network for non-formal and civic education is developed and advocates for non-formal education and the fulfilment of rights of their target groups.
3. The idea of liaison and cross-sector cooperation is supported by local and regional stakeholders and promoted through best practice examples and common efforts.
These results and outputs are to be achieved by the following activities: