This project runs from August 2016-August 2018.
Bildningsalliansen (FI) is the umbrella for non-formal adult education providers offering study circles, courses, lectures, and folk high schools in Swedish. As an umbrella BA is responsible for providing further training of teachers in adult education, of advocating for adult education, and for developing services to the sector. BA is also active in NVL, Nätverk för Vuxnas Lärande.
Folkuniversitetet Göteborg (SE) is a Swedish liberal adult education organisation, consisting of five regional offices attached to the universities of Stockholm, Uppsala, Göteborg, Lund and Umeå. Our activities stretch from offering non-formal courses and study circles in a variety of subjects, to secondary schools for youths and formal adult education commissioned by the municipalities. We also carry out labour market activities, such as job coaching commissioned by the labour bureaus or projects funded by the ESF.
Sivis (FI), The Association for Educational Activity, maintains an adult education centre called Opintokeskus Sivis (Study Centre). It is owned by an umbrella NGO of 67 Finnish NGOs. We reach over 150,000 learners annually. Our organisation supports members’ educational activities pedagogically and financially, and offer courses and projects especially in the field of active citizenship (including ICT skills), NGO management and training skills. These activities include taught courses (ca. 5,500 annually) and peer learning groups (ca. 1,700 annually). We also offer vocational education, publish textbooks and other educational materials, and organise arts events. A key target group of our activities are trainers of volunteers.
Association of Non-formal Education (LT) in Lithuania (LiNA) unites practitioners working in the field of non-formal education. At national level LiNA has for years played an expert role advocating for the recognition of non-formal education within the youth work and education sectors. LiNA is designing and implementing recognition systems based on the Open Badges standard since 2013. Recently the association is focusing on building trust and endorsements for open badges through cooperation with employers and stakeholders of education. LiNA is also involved in a range of projects building badge based recognition systems.