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Key figures of adult education will meet in Tallinn for two days

27. June 2018 - 12:09

The General Assembly of the European Association for the Education of Adults will convene in Tallinn today and tomorrow - 27 and 28 June - to reward the winners of the Grundtvig Award project competition and hold the international conference on Partnership and Cooperation.

The conference seeks to find unconventional forms and methods of cooperation because successful adult education initiatives and projects cannot be implemented in an isolated world. Cooperation and partnership are becoming increasingly important in contributing to the supply of innovative and improved services and boosting the number of adults in lifelong learning. More than 90 adult educators from 31 countries will be attending the conference.

The key speaker is the Head of the Finnish Snellman Summer University Soili Meklin who will talk about the possibilities of digitalisation in adult education and provide good examples of the ecosystem created at the university that allows maximum use of digital facilities for learning. The speech by the Head of Adult Education Department of the Ministry of Education and Research Terje Haidak will focus on cooperation between government agencies and the third sector.

Further, innovation and quality in adult education will be recognised and valued at the celebration that marks the end of the Grundtvig Award competition - the best national, international and European projects will be rewarded for the 15th time already.

The main objective of the European Association for the Education of Adults that brings together 123 members from 42 countries is to intensify international cooperation and share experience for the purpose of finding new ways to promote adult education. The members of the Association founded in 1953 include non-profit associations, education authorities, institutes and adult education divisions of universities.

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