Education as a Driver for Change

Erasmus+ project  


Attending the Erasmus + in-education transnational meeting in the GRETB Training Centre .

Left : Right  Alfred Berndl – ISOP Austria, Eithne Nic Dhonnchadha – AEO GRETB, Silivia Goehring –  ISOP Austria, Tricia Hartley – Campaign for Learning UK,  Caroline Manahl  & Juliet Tschank – ZSI Austria, Sheila Holland Fox & Kevin Kelly – Tuam Adult Learning Centre

The following partners were involved in the Erasmus+ project “Education as a Driver for Change.”  The focus of the transnational partnership was to provide access to new learning opportunities.

ISOP – Austria, Campaign for Learning – UK, GRETB – Ireland, Zentrum für Soziale Innovation – Austria

Project Outline:

The main aim of the “ – Education as a Driver for Change” project was to increase the enrolment in education of educationally and socially disadvantaged people who have not accessed education via the usual channels. Three different strategies have been developed and tested and the findings are intended to contribute to the further professionalisation of adult education.

Strategy 1: Aimed to activate the social environment, which has a major influence on educationally disadvantaged people engaging/re-engaging in education. developed special training for the new multipliers to raise awareness, to help them to understand the importance of their role and to support them in becoming active within their own social environment to identify potential participants.

Strategy 2: When it comes to education, people think mostly in terms of formal schooling including degrees, certificates, apprenticeships or traineeships. The main aim of this strategy was to acknowledge informal competencies, informally achieved skills and knowledge from the everyday life of socially and educationally disadvantaged adults. The recognition of those skills will help empower socially and educationally disadvantaged adults to gain a better understanding of education and access educational opportunities.

Strategy 3: This strategy was aimed at employees of adult education organisations and how their administration systems, educational programmes and training in adult education are matched to the needs of the socially and educationally disadvantaged.  Existing systems and educational opportunities were studies for those who are educationally disadvantaged and they were compared with the findings of current science and research.

The results of “Education as Driver for Change” are now available on:

gretb erasmus



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