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06 December 2017

Workshop in Brussels: Uncovering funding trends for adult education

The financing of adult education has a variety of dimensions: from the fragmented nature of the…
31 July 2017

FinALE Workshop in Porto: Adult Education has Long-term Impact on Economy and Society

In spite of the many best practices that showcase the benefits of adult learning, little research…
04 April 2017

Partner Meeting in Porto

FinALE's third transnational project meeting was held on April 5th, 2017 in Porto, Portugal. At the…
29 September 2016

Partner Meeting in Copenhagen

29-30 September 2016: second project coordination meeting in Copenhagen to discuss the (almost)…
07 September 2016

Conference in Zurich: Aspects of Financing Adult Learning

An international conference was held on 7 September 2016 at the Zurich Pedagocial University (PH)…
12 February 2016

Kick-off Meeting in Hannover

On February 11th and 12th, 2016, the project partners met in Hannover, Germany to start the…
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Introduction to the Project

The Finale project was created to provide a comprehensive analysis of financing adult learning in Europe

In the context of demographic change and increasingly complex needs of society, adult education is a crucial instrument for promoting social cohesion. However, adult learning is often underfunded, compared to other sectors of the education system. More often than not, adult education throughout Europe faces the challenge to secure its financing, and, where possible, improve it. However, we know too little about funding tools and how to invest in order to get the best results. There is a need for better foundations for decision-making in financing adult learning.

For adult education providers in Europe, there is an urgent need to find answers to questions such as:

  • Why is investment in adult education necessary?
  • How should the financing be measured so that the measurement is comparable across countries?
  • Which fields of adult education should be supported?
  • How does funding of adult educaton impact the lifelong learning of individuals?
  • What is European best practice of funding adult education?

The Finale project brings together nine partner organisations from eight European countries. Over a period of two years, they have analysed existing funding opportunities and developed recommendations for ensuring sustainable funding in the future.

The project is co-funded via the Erasmus+-programme of the European Union.

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