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Adult Education as a Means for Active Participatory Citizenship

Objective

The existing research and policy reports show that adult education policies and practices are designed and carried out in ways and using means which are not always appropriate to vulnerable minority groups. In the EduMAP Project the diversity of societal participation and the wide range of cultural contexts and communicative practices among learners will be acknowledged. In particular, the educational needs of young people with low levels of basic and functional literacy, with deficient language and cultural skills (foreign newcomers, ethnic minorities), those who have dropped out of school and those not in education or training due to handicap, are in the focus of the project. The main research question is: What policies and practices are needed in the field of adult education to include young adults at risk of social exclusion in active participatory citizenship in Europe?
Through the implementation of six work packages, EduMAP will help European, national and local policymakers, educational authorities and educators to tailor adult education policies and practices to meet the needs of young adults with low levels of education or who are otherwise in a vulnerable position. The project will provide comprehensive analyses and practical insights on the efficacy of the European adult education system in preventing social exclusion and compile an inventory of successful initiatives and communicative practices in and outside the EU. Communicative ecologies in the field of adult education will be mapped and analysed, and the findings will be utilized to create innovative platforms for enhancing dialogue between the providers and potential users of educational initiatives. An IDSS will be developed for the use of policymakers and other stakeholders. The fundamental aim is to help policymakers and educational agencies to ensure that the young generations as a whole are able to acquire the skills needed to fully participate in European societies and the labour market.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment
  • /humanities/languages and literature/languages - general
  • /social sciences/educational sciences/pedagogy/teaching

Call for proposal

H2020-YOUNG-SOCIETY-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Address
Kalevantie 4
33100 Tampere
Finland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 763 300

Participants (9)

TALLINN UNIVERSITY
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 153 978,75
Address
Narva Road 25
10120 Tallinn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FOREDATA OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 194 173,75
Address
Kassalantie 30
38200 Sastamala
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHER VOLKSHOCHSCHUL-VERBAND EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 324 995
Address
Obere Wilhelmstr 32
53225 Bonn
Activity type
Other
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 115 128,75
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SZEGEDI TUDOMANYEGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 117 437,50
Address
Dugonics Ter 13
6720 Szeged
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ROYAL MELBOURNE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SPAIN SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 10 092,50
Address
Carrer De Roc Boronat 117
08018 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ANKARA SOSYAL BILIMLER UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 143 478,75
Address
Hukumet Meydani 2 Ulus
06030 Ankara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 414 557,50
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 260 970
Address
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU Loughborough
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments