Adult Education – It is Never too Late to Learn

Program: Erasmus+ KA204

Reference Number: 2018-1-EE01-KA204-047093

Beneficiary Organization: Haapsalu Vocational Education Center (Haapsalu Kutsehariduskeskus)

Short Description

The aim of the project was to improve the quality and accessibility of Adult Education through increasing the skills of the people who are responsible for putting it into practice – adult educators, Adult Education specialists, key-persons in local Adult Education field. The project is brought to life by Haapsalu Vocational Education and Training Centre, who is the local coordinator and main provider of Adult Education in the area. Due to the statistics, about 15% of the population of Estonia take part in Life Long Learning. There are still a lot of people especially in the age group 50+ and the low-skilled or low-qualified adults who are living in countryside who are difficult to reach. The project concentrates on the topics which are relevant in every country and international experiences extend and develop educators’ competences and improves the quality and accessibility of Adult Education in every participating country. To get the best results every country involved different parties who are responsible for Adult Learning, like entrepreneurs, local associations, unemployment agencies and other informal education providers who work together with VET and Adult Education institutions.


The main activities that took place were:

3 Transnational project meetings for the project managers and adult education specialists from every participating organization to discuss the activities, share responsibilities, evaluate the project, share feedback from the participants and work with the Toolbox. 

5 Learning/Teaching/Training activities, 4 participants (teachers, trainers, adult education specialists) from each country –. Every host country organized one Activity with teaching program for 5 days. Every Training Activity was focused on a certain topic due to the strengths and experiences of the organizations. During every training activity that took place in every partner’s country:

  • The host country gave an overview of the Adult Learning possibilities at their school and generally in their country.
  • Several visits took place to the local organizations and enterprises who provide Adult Education Practical workshop for the participants to share the best practices of running the informal and leisure courses. 
  • The result was to collect the best practices how to improve the quality and accessibility of Adult Education. 

The most crucial output and impact was the Toolbox for the Adult Educators. 

Duration: 01/10/2018– 30/09/2020 (24 months)


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