Project Pillars

Social Inclusion

One of the five Europe 2020 headline targets is related to social inclusion and consists of lifting at least 20 million people in the European Union (EU) from the risk of poverty or social exclusion by 2020. According to the latest Eurostat data available, in 2018 21.7 % of the EU population — or some 109 million people — was at risk of poverty or social exclusion, that constitute a transversal element for disadvantaged adults.

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'Disadvantaged' citizens

In the European Social Policy context, the term “disadvantaged” refers to a particular group of people with inadequate learning resources due to limited or restricted access to learning provisions. Ensuring that Europe’s citizens keep developing their knowledge, skills and competence throughout their lives is vital for employment, competitiveness and innovation, and for each individual to develop and shape one´s life.

Adult Education

This is the challenge for adult education: be able to promote and support lifelong learning for everyone, above all for people in disadvantaged situations, since exclusion from lifelong learning is a substantial deficit which separates individuals from the civil society. This approach has to be systemic and consider the person in its whole, while very often the adult education organisations tend to tackle a single aspect of the disadvantage.

 

 

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Our project

PRINT aims to support the exchange of good practices to build a
systemic-integrated model to support disadvantaged adults to make a step forward.

 

To reach this main aim, the project involves 6 adult organisations from Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Portugal and Latvia that will promote the exchange of good practices they have already developed in intercultural learning, digital learning, intergenerational learning, promotion of employability, active participation and supervision with the intention of creating a systemic-integrated model to work with disadvantaged adults.

 

The project consists in 3 transnational meetings, 8 short term joint staff meeting and local activities. The project involves around 70 educators from the staff organisations and a number of Associated Partners. 


The role which adult education can play in supporting an ameliorated society is well documented but it is important to keep innovative: adult education must deploy the best practice to fulfil its inclusive mission.
For all these reasons and the context described, the specific objectives of PRINT are:


- to explore further the potential of adult education and lifelong learning for disadvantaged adults;


- to exchange specific good and effective practices developed by each participating organisation in the educational process with disadvantaged adults (intergenerational learning, intercultural learning, digital learning, active participation, supervision, employability development);

- to adapt the good practices learnt to the peculiarity of the organisations’ contexts and to implement them;


- to focus on the needs of supervision to prevent educator from burnout;


- to increase the competence of a number of adult educators in supporting disadvantage adult education outreach;


- to develop a systemic-integrated model based on the good practices learnt from each other, that considers adults in disadvantaged situation holistically, and thus can support adult
educators to address them as complex and complete persons and not as a disadvantage’s personification.

Project Partners

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Italy

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Associação Animam Viventem

Portugal

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Latvia

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Association for Cultural, Economic, Heuristic and Linguistic Cooperation

Bulgaria

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Hellenic Youth Participation

Greece

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Asociatia A.S.E.L. RO

Romania

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