The 16th annual Grundtvig Awards were given to projects which successfully embrace the life skills approach in adult education. The winners were announced on 26 June 2019. The award ceremony took place in the Brahe Pavillon in Copenhagen and was a part of the EAEA General Assembly and Annual Conference.
The EAEA Grundtvig Award was launched in 2003 in order to recognise and celebrate excellence in adult education. It highlights project results that produce new ideas, new partnerships, new methodologies and a new understanding of how we can work in adult learning. It celebrates initiatives fostering life skills approach in adult education. The winners of the award were selected in two categories: national or regional and European projects.
Open IT Up has been the winner of the European category due to several points: The project targeted both adult learners and educators and provided learning and working materials for both of them. The digital tools produced in many languages ensure a wide dissemination for the results.
For the partnership, this award means the significance given by the EAEA to acquiring life skills in adult education and, more important, in informal and non-formal environments. Such a goal should go beyond this project and become the essential part of adult education all over Europe
To learn more about the project, visit www.openitup.eu