FinALE's third transnational project meeting was held on April 5th, 2017 in Porto, Portugal. At the meeting, the partners discussed the progress and further steps of the project.
Participants of the FinALE project workshop.
In parallel, the first multiplier event was held. It focused on positive and problematic aspects of measuring outcomes in adult education, especially with regard to ensuring funding with policy makers.
In spite of the many best practices that showcase the benefits of adult learning, little research has been done yet to investigate the correlation between adult education and its impact on the economy. However, more and more often, funding for adult learning schemes depends on the availability of data that gives clear indications on the cost-benefit-ratio of learning. At the same time, people warn that focusing on the economic outcomes of adult education might lead to neglecting the intrinsic value of non-formal adult learning.