The RegALE (Regional capacity for Adult Learning and Education) project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme (KA3), was launched by means of an online pre kick-off meeting on 27 January with all the partners. The meeting was hosted by the EAEA (European Association for the education of Adults), project coordinator, and EARLALL. Its purpose was for the partners to get to know each other better and begin the project work.
The RegALE project aims at setting up or reinforcing networks of adult education organizations and creating synergies with regional and local authorities in order to increase their impact and sustainability. This will be achieved by increasing the partners’ capacity (and of their networks, stakeholders, partners and members at their level of action) to respond to their challenges, build cooperation structures, and promote an adult education culture in communities, cities and regions.
Project partners include the EAEA (coordinator), EARLALL, Varaždin County, Vestland County Council, Hellenic Adult Education Association (HAEA), AONTAS, Estonian Non-formal Adult Education Association, the Learning and Work Institute, vhs Baden-Württemberg, Adult Education Borås, and the University of Siena. During the meeting, partner representatives to be involved in the project introduced themselves briefly and identified key expectations and fears for the years to come.