Professionalization of Adult Education Centres in Europe

With the financial support of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), DVV International in Ukraine supports partner Adult Learning and Education Centers in the development and implementation of needs-oriented education programmes aimed at enhancing people's economic, social responsibility, and life skills, which, finally, should influence functional literacy, unemployment, poverty reduction and improving the quality of life in local communities.

Political dialogue and lobbying at the local, national, regional and international levels lead to greater consideration of AE in policies and budgets

In this area, the DVVI Ukraine concentrates on further advocacy for the development of the legal provision for Lifelong Learning (LLL) and Adult Education (AE) in Ukraine through expert support in designing of a special national law “On Adult Education”. At the same time the goal is to stimulate discussions and to raise awareness of local self-governments of cities and new amalgamated territorial communities (ATC) about the necessity to include support to adult education structures in their local strategies and social-economical plans. On this level more attention will be paid to awareness-raising campaigns promoting LLL and AE as a human right and value, and a resource for local development. It will be based on the local success stories with the broad usage of various media.

Partners and networks in the country and the region are strengthened in their institutional capacities

The primary efforts are aimed at building strong local structures for the provision of demand-oriented educational programmes for all levels of the population with particular focus on vulnerable groups. Among the actual tasks we strive to develop different capacities  of adult education centres, such as a certain management capacity, the ability to perform needs and market analyses, to reach out to potential learners, to attract and manage qualified trainers, to network with other partners, to maintain a motivating learning environment and to ensure sufficient funding. Special attention will be paid to building networks on the local level to diversify the sources for partner’s sustainability.

Adult educators are trained and educated

We contribute to the professionalization of adult educators offering educational programmes devised to base their work on specific adult teaching methods improving the quality of educational services and, thus, their effectiveness for participants.  

With the involvement  of international experts training course programme based on the needs of Ukrainian adult educators is being implemented

Improved and increased adult education offers

We focus on improving the quality and diversification of our partner’s educational services, especially for the socially disadvantaged (unemployed, IDPs, socially disadvantaged youth, rural women, prisoners, and former prisoners, etc.). We support our partners in developing and delivering needs-oriented educational programmes aimed at empowering people economically and socially with high-value competencies and life skills, which finally should influence literacy, employment, poverty reduction, and raising the quality of life in local communities.

The activities are implemented jointly with partner organizations in 6 regions of Ukraine.

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