National round table «Community empowerment through adult learning and education»

Aimed at raising policy-makers awareness of civic adult education programmes as a driver for socio-economic development

The National round table was carried out in Kyiv within the project “Regional Voices Civic Adult Education for Community Empowerment in Ukraine and Belarus”. The aim of the project is the promotion of democratic values on the local level in Ukraine and Belarus through systematic civic adult education initiatives.

6 civil society organizations from Ukraine and 3 from Belarus elaborated civic adult education programmes based on the educational needs of socially vulnerable groups of society.  Programmes` participants implemented civic initiatives aimed to solve community issues to improve the quality of life in their communities. 

During the national round table outcomes and outputs of the project have been presented. Experts from German Volkshochschulen attended the event and shared their experience in the field of CAE and cooperation with local and regional self-governing bodies.

German Volkshochschulen is the largest provider of educational services for all generations.  Around 6,5 millions of people across the country  attend workshops and courses yearly,

German experts emphasized that today's task of Volkshochschulen is to find ways of solving issues such as the integration of migrants, the fight against inequality and the low standard of living of older people through education and involvement of people. State support of Volkshochschulen at the federal level and the understanding of the importance of lifelong learning contribute to overcoming these problems.





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