FinALE - Financing Adult Education

Project Leader

EAEA European Association for the Education of Adults

Project Partners

AONTAS, National Adult Learning Organisation (Ireland)
Dansk Folkeoplysnings Samrad (Denmark)
Individual Learning Company (UK)
Kerigma, Instituto de Inovação e Desenvolvimento Social de Barcelos (Portugal)
Niedersächischer Bund für freie Erwachsenenbildung e.V. (NBEB) (DE)
VHS Verband Österreichischer Volkshochschulen (Austria)
SVEB The Swiss National Umbrella Organisation for Adult Education (Switzerland)


FinALE is a project that aims at analysing the financing of adult education. The main objective is therefore to monitor, analyse and improve adult education policies and mechanisms in funding adult education.

The partnership will look at:

• why to invest in adult education

• indicator-based funding

• where to invest

• best practices in funding tools

• learners’ stories

The consortium will then make policy-recommendations about these issues based on a civil society approach.

Duration: 31/12/2015 – 30/12/2017 (24 months)

Meetings, seminars and conferences

First Steering Committee meeting: Hannover (Germany), 11-12 February 2016

The first meeting took place in Hannover, Germany and lasted 2 days. The meeting launched the first phase of the project; outline the aims and objectives of the project; and provided presentations on: the workplan, the division of tasks, the financial arrangements, the communication plan, etc.