Each year the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) celebrates innovation and excellence in adult education. The Grundtvig Award highlights projects that produce new ideas, new partnerships, new methodologies and a new understanding of how we can work in adult learning.
The theme of the Grundtvig Award 2010 was "Innovative Approaches in Adult Education and Learning – Key competences for social inclusion".
The European Commission has identified eight key competences: communication in the mother tongue; communication in the foreign languages; mathematical competence and basic competences in science and technology; digital competence; learning to learn; interpersonal, intercultural and social competences and civic competence; entrepreneurship; and cultural expression. All these competences can contribute to the better integration of socially excluded people. EAEA thinks that there are additional (mainly interpersonal and social) competences, which can contribute to social inclusion (e.g. being able to deal with change, managing crises in one's life, knowing and defending one´s rights, etc.).
EAEA is proud to present 12 projects in this brochure which have been selected for their key competences for social inclusion. Sharing these examples of good projects in adult education – whether formal or non formal, is the main objective of this publication.