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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe


How does EPALE relate to the Grundtvig programme?

The Grundtvig programme was part of the EU’s Lifelong Learning Programme from 2007-2013. It supported individuals and organisations involved in non-vocational adult education to participate in European training activities and projects.

EPALE was born out of the need expressed by Grundtvig stakeholders to have a space for exchanging ideas and practices in order to develop their professional practice. Grundtvig events and networks offered a space to discuss the idea of EPALE and start its development.

We encourage networks and projects supported by the Grundtvig programme to register as users of EPALE. However, EPALE also hopes to reach other adult learning professionals who are not already involved in European projects.

The EPALE platform will offer interactive features, enabling users to link with others all around Europe, engage in discussions and exchange good practice. The site will also publish/refer to resources created under Grundtvig in the library of resources. Projects will be encouraged to publish their events and share any good practices or resources they have created on the platform.