The community college Norden (Kreisvolkshochschule Norden) is an institution recognized by the Lower Saxony Adult Education Act. The college has been active as an adult education institution for more than 40 years and works as a Service Agency for Cultural Work, Cultural Education, Qualification and Employment Promotion. As an adult education institution, it is active in the northern part of the district of Aurich in Ostfriesland on the german North Sea coast.
The community college Norden wants to internationalize because of certain social and educational developments (including the Europeanisation of adult education, increasingly heterogeneous and intercultural target groups, multinational teams). Its long-term goal is to establish a regional education network with international competence teams in the fields of general, political and cultural education as well as digitization, which jointly initiate projects in adult education, develop, implement and evaluate new approaches.
As a first step members of staff who are strategically or operationally involved in program development, should gain an insight into the educational, management and leadership structures of other European adult education institutions in their departments and make first contacts. Thus they will gain knowledge and experience, to develop intercultural, social and professional skills. Besides the educational manager of the college, four executives from general, political and cultural education will take part in this job-shadowing project. During the projects running time of 19 months seven mobilitys in four countries (Norway, the Netherlands, Finland and Latvia) are planned. They will that mound up to 57 days with 5-12 days for each stay abroad.