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12 February 2016

Project Kick-off Meeting

On February 11th and 12th, 2016, the project partners met in Hannover, Germany to start the…
07 September 2016

Meeting in Switzerland

Partner Meeting in Switzerland: 7-9. September 2016, or in the first week of October
29 September 2016

Partner Meeting in Copenhagen

29-30 September 2016: Second partner meeting in Copenhagen to discuss the (almost) finalised…
Next events
04 April 2017

Workshop "Financing ALE in Europe" and partner meeting

The first multiplier event will be held in Porto, Portugal, on 5 April 2017. It will be accompanied…
06 December 2017

Meeting and Multiplier Event in Brussels

December 2017: Final event and multiplier in Brussels, Belgium
 
 
 
 
 
 

Introduction to the Project

The Finale project was created to provide a comprehensive analysis of financing adult learning in Europe

In a context of demographic change and increasingly complex needs of society, adult education is a crucial instrument for promoting social cohesion. However, often adult learning is underfunded as compared to other sectors of the education system. For example in the German province of Lower Saxony the proportion of adult education at public funding of education is less than one percent. However, the problem is not limited to Germany. Adult education throughout Europe faces the challenge to secure its financing, or where possible improve it. Adult education providers themselves must cooperate accross Europe to lay the foundations for better decision-making in financing adult education, and to share best practice.

For adult education providers in Europe there is, therefore, urgent need to find European answers to questions such as:

  • Why is investment in adult education necessary?
  • How should the financing be measured so that the measurement is comparable across countries?
  • Which fields of adult education should be supported?
  • How does funding of adult educaton impact the lifelong learning of individuals?
  • What is European best practice of funding adult education?

The Finale project brings together partner organisations from six European countries, and organisations working Europe-wide. Over a period of two years they will co-coperate to analyse existing funding opportunities and to develop recommendations for ensuring sustainable funding in the future.

The Finale project started in February 2016. Operative work is planned to run for two years. Results will be published and remain available for the public. The project is co-funded via the Erasmus+-programme of the EU under the Key Action "Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices".


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