Education is widely accepted as "the process of nurturing the personality of the person" and "investment in human resources". Education involves the creation of behavioral changes, that is to say, current learning, not only in the case of formal education but also in non-formal and informal education. One of the most important skills that individuals need to have in order to be able to exist and improve their living conditions in today's technology and information age is life-long learning. It is not possible to fit learning into limited time and physical environments or to set an end for learning.
Lifelong learning is a skill that individuals have to have in order to keep their lives on good terms. Individuals with this ability can access any kind of opportunity that they meet in their lives. The European Union refers to lifelong learning as "all of the educational activities aimed at developing knowledge, skills, and competences". Lifelong learning is also an important element in ensuring active citizenship, social cohesion, and equal opportunity. On the basis of active citizenship and social integration take place developed social skills.
Social skills are the most important and functional skills for individuals to live effectively and independently in society. It is very important to have social skills, to establish positive relationships, to maintain these relationships and to get positive feedback among people for the individuals. Scientific and technological developments and transformations in information and communication technologies have transformed the 21st century to the information age. In the 21st century, the importance of investing in the development of education and human resources has increased for economic and social development.
Educational studies have been accelerated to offer quality educational activities to children, youth and adults in order to gain the knowledge, value, and skills needed in 21. Century. Investment in education, training and human resources is the key to national and international development strategies. It is emphasized that qualified individuals who emerge with increasing quality of education will bring social integration and prosperity, growth and development together.
The KA204 project includes training modules based on informal and non-formal teaching techniques that enable adults to improve their social and adaptation skills, to change their attitudes and behaviors both in personal development and participation in balanced social and cultural development.
The Project address the following mutually reinforcing goals:
- To increase the number of adults with knowledge, good manners, social skills, and competence to contribute to social welfare and harmony,
- To give the opportunity to adults to improve their attitude, understanding, and trait for their own self-actualization needs,
- To develop democratic life consciousness through individual and social development and to contribute to social change
- To develop and increase the awareness of European values in education by providing equal and accessible opportunities to all adults,
- To contribute to the development of adults’ basic digital competencies.