Problem: Development of grassroots participation and local problem solving capacity.

The target group of the project is informal adult education fieldworkers, who provide and generate knowledge and skills of rural population (small towns and villages), low skilled persons of Lithuania, Poland as well as immigrant communities in Norway and Sweden. The project team will include: informal education trainers, tutors, facilitators, teachers, local community fieldworkers and volunteers, mentors in family learning, health trainers, arts therapists, social workers, academics, business consultants, trade unionists, and politicians from Lithuania, Poland, Norway and Sweden. They will share their experience and knowledge of informal, adult learning and self-education skills through the method of study circles and live action role-plays as well as other modern educational skill, using arts and music. The partnership will result in: creation of the network of study circles in Lithuania, Poland, Norway and Sweden; increase of the use of ICT and innovative methods for lifelong learning; strengthening of local democratic participation. The experience of empowering of the rural and low skilled population will be used for developing of universal study materials on democratic potential of study circles, which can be used for quality “spread of democracy” according to EU New Neighborhood and Development policy goals.

The general aims of the project are: the exchange different educational methodologies in field of adult’s education, the exchange of strategies for stimulation of low skilled learners demand for learning, the development of capacities of adult educators and share of international experience; the empowering of self-help activities in rural areas; the implementation of study circle method in Lithuanian, Polish context; the improvement of institutional cooperation on local level.

Workshop in Ukmerge, Lithuania (April 2009)

Workshop in Oslo, Norway (January 2009)


Senterpartiets Studieforbund
Centrum Edukacji i Badań Społecznych
Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan

Assistance: GRUNDTVIG

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