DVV International has been an active in advocating for strong adult education systems since the early 2000s in South-East Europe (since 2000 in Bosnia and Herzegovina and since 2005 in Kosovo), South Caucasus (since 2002 in Georgia and Armenia), and since 2010 in the Eastern Neighbourhood countries (Ukraine, Republic of Moldova, Belarus). As follower, starting from December 12 untill December 16 2022, Regional Advocacy Academy will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, in order to gather representatives of key partners of DVV International from national associations/alliances/NGOs working on the promotion of ALE in the six countries of the regional project and the best European and international ALE advocacy experts.
On 4th of October 2022 the Eastern Neighbours Regional project organised its first event in cooperation with the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA). The online Workshop provided an opportunity for local civil society organisations (CSOs) and public agencies from Armenia, Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Ukraine and Moldova to receive a general overview of the CONFINTEA processes, discuss approaches for advocacy and share ideas on implementing the Marrakesh Framework for Action (MFA) recommendations.
The International Conference conducted on 9-10 November 2022 in Chisinau (Republic of Moldova) presented and discussed successful cases of promoting Adult Learning and Education (ALE) through community-based centres and efficient cooperation with local authorities. The Conference served as a communication and discussion platform for interested specialists working in ALE and lifelong learning with an emphasis on the non-formal education sector from 12 countries of Europe.