Social Partnership Centre, together with partners from Italy, Greece and Poland, is implementing Erasmus + funded International Strategic Partnership project “Methodology ADULT Education in the EU” (MADE in EU), project no. 2017-1-LT01-KA204-035228.
The international project “Methodology for ADULT Education in the EU” aims to exchange best practices in the development and implementation of adult education programs among five partner organizations working in this field: Social Partnership Center (Lithuania), GODESK S.R.L. (Italy), Informamentis Europa (Italy), EEO Group (Greece) and Euro-Idea Fundacja Spoleczno – Kulturalna (Poland). Project duration – 2 years, starting in September 2017. During this period, each participating partner organization in its region will study adult education issues, identify obstacles for adults to improve, collect study groups – about 20 adults, studying barriers to certain social exclusion, teaching methods adapted to these groups, and testing new training models. Partner organizations will also analyze the results of the training and publish the conclusions on the international platforms related to project communication.
The first meeting of the project partners took place in Vilnius 1st to 3rd December 2017. During the meeting, the future cooperation was discussed, the existing good country experience in adult education was presented, as well as ways and means of organizing project activities in each country were outlined. In both Lithuania and partner countries, meetings with local institutions will be organized during the project implementation period in order to improve the quality of adult education, to adapt existing programs to reduce the incidence of social exclusion for people with fewer opportunities for learning.
In Lithuania, we plan to work with adults who are suffering from social exclusion. Priority will be given to refugees and migrants, who experience learning difficulties in Lithuania due to cultural differences. It is also intended to include people with lower education and professional experience, and those who are in economic difficulties. All these individuals will have three training sessions during the project period to increase their social, socio-cultural and economic competences as well as increase their motivation for further education, and thus reduce social exclusion.