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Continental Exchange project

The Continental Exchange project of DVV International is covering six countries in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe: Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine and is being implemented from 2022. Its main objective is to improve policy frameworks for Adult Learning and Education (ALE) and to strengthen ALE centres' contribution to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) based on national and regional best practices, experience and international expertise.

For achieving this, the project works closely with DVV International country offices in the region and its core partners on the meso- and macro-levels. This includes cooperation with national networks, associations and platforms of like-minded organisations and experts in the region engaged in establishment/development of enabling environment for ALE and ALE-Centres offering needs-oriented training for their communities.

Building awareness of key actors in ALE from civil society and governments on global and regional policy documents and processes such as Sustainable Development Goals, CONFINTEA VII (Marrakech Framework for Action), European Agenda for Adult Learning 2021-2030 (NEAAL 2030), European Skills Agenda and others is one of the core components of the project. 

Enhancing and deepening regional exchange of best practices in establishing and developing ALE-Centres in cooperation with local authorities is consolidating existing expertise among partners of DVV International in the countries and creates opportunities for further development within the region. Formats of exchange include international conferences, working group meetings, documentation of best practices, study trips and others.

Capacities of key actors from civil society in the region in establishing and developing ALE-Centres are being developed by piloting part of the Curriculum managerALE programme and organising Regional Academy for ALE-Advocacy, which aims at joint learning and professional exchange facilitated by the leading European and international experts in the field. These activities include needs assessments, creation of video lectures, trainings and workshops, working group meetings and others.


For more details and information on the project, please contact:

Ravshan Baratov, Head of the Continental Exchange project

Marionela Dabija, Project coordinator Continental Exchange project

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