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02/04/2013

Call for applications: EAEA Grundtvig Award 2013 for Adult Learning

This year's theme is "Active citizenship and transnational solidarity - Adult Education as a tool against nationalism, chauvinism and xenophobia". Each year, the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) celebrates innovation and excellence in adult education. The EAEA Grundtvig Award highlights project results that produce new ideas, new partnerships, new methodologies and a new understanding how we can work in adult learning.

EAEA Grundtvig Award 2013

In 2013, EAEA is looking for projects that tackle Active citizenship and transnational solidarity - Adult Education as a tool against nationalism, chauvinism and xenophobia. 2013 is the European Year of Citizens and as adult educators we see this as a platform to promote and discuss civic education and active citizenship.

This year, we propose to focus on a specific aspect of civic learning - adult education as a tool against nationalism, chauvinism and xenophobia. The crisis in Europe has contributed to a decrease in European cohesion. We believe that this question is also valid for outside of Europe - can adult education promote transnational solidarity and fight nationalism and xenophobia? We believe that adult education can be a powerful tool, and we are now looking for projects that prove this point.

We are looking for projects that confront these tendencies and find new ways to promote transnational (and European) solidarity and cohesion. We are seeking excellent projects that can be examples for other adult education institutions. 

Why participate?

All participants gain:

  • The certificate of attendance;
  • Appearance in the EAEA Grundtvig Award publication that will be distributed in EAEA´s events and networks;
  • International visibility in EAEA´s social media channels and EAEA website.

The winners gain:

  • Fame and honour;
  • The certificate of attendance;
  • A concrete EAEA Grundtvig award (a piece of art or handicraft ….);
  • An invitation to a person of the winning organisations to the EAEA General Assembly 2013 and the EAEA Grundtvig Award Ceremony including travel and accommodation;
  • Key slot in the EAEA Grundtvig Award publication that will be distributed in EAEA´s events and networks;
  • International visibility of the project in EAEA´s social media channels and EAEA website also after the ceremony;
  • Appearance in EAEA´s press-release after the competition.

How participate?

Categories:

We will award excellent adult education and learning projects with the topic Active citizenship and transnational solidarity - Adult Education as a tool against nationalism, chauvinism and xenophobia in two categories:

1. European projects:

  • EU + candidate countries need to have a transnational partnership in at least 3 countries
  • All other European countries need to have either a transnational element or have a strong national partnership with a diverse range of stakeholders

2. Projects from outside of Europe

Projects can but need not be supported by the European Commission. They can but need not be Grundtvig projects.

Criteria:

  • The project must clearly demonstrate the promotion of transnational (European) solidarity and the development of tools or methodologies or curricula or any other ways to fight nationalism, chauvinism or xenophobia;
  • It must have evidence of outcomes, such as a report, website, DVD, or any form of verification;
  • It is desirable that the project is transferable and/or useful for others;
  • The project or the initiative should be up and running for at least ½ year and/or be close to completion.

What do we expect?

1. A description of the project:

  • The main goals of the project and how it promotes transnational solidarity;
  • Which tools against nationalism / chauvinism / xenophobia did you develop;
  • What you actually did and how you did it;
  • Your target group(s);
  • What processes or partnerships were important;
  • How did you get people involved?

 

2. Explanation about the impact:

  • The impact on the participants;
  • How you recognised and tracked success;
  • What you have learned - what would you do again or differently next time. 

You may submit a description of your project in one of the following languages: English, French and German. Entries must be received by post or email untilSunday, 7 April 2013, at the

EAEA office
To the attention of Ms Gina Ebner
Rue d´Arlon, 40
B-1000 Brussels

or

gina.ebner(at)eaea.org

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contactgina.ebner(at)eaea.org.

 

More information on the EAEA Grundtvig Award can be found on EAEA's dedicated website.

 

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