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Project „Enhancement of adults’ participation in the lifelong learning through improvement of the intercultural competences of adult educators in Šalčininkai multicultural district“


According to Eurostat data in year 2013 lifelong learning rate in Lithuania (participation in lifelong learning during the last 4 weeks) between residents of 25-64 years old accounted for 5.7 percent (The EU average in year 2013 – 10.5 percent). Low level of adult learning in Šalčininkai district affects the following factors: 1. Weak general competencies, first of all, intercultural competence of adult educators. 2. Lack of coordination of the development of adult education.

Project aim is to increase adult participation in lifelong learning by improving adult educators’ intercultural competences. Project activities focused on improvement of lifelong learning system and adult educators’ intercultural competences in Šalčininkai district, taking over experience of Iceland.

Project results: two internships to Iceland (10 participants in each) organized; according to the good practice of Iceland, recommendations for the development of the non-formal education for Šalčininkai municipality are prepared; cooperation event (international conference) for dissemination of project experience organized for 30 participants in Lithuania.

Duration of the project: 12 months. Project activities directly comply with the goals of the project. The target groups of the project – representatives of project applicant and partners organizations, the personnel of Šalčininkai district municipality administration and local education division, managerial, administrative, pedagogical personnel and representatives of adult education institutions from the organizations subordinate and non –subordinate to the local government. By participating in the project activities they will improve their intercultural competences. Acquired new knowledge and skills will help them to respond to the changing needs of the adult education system more effectively. Increasing internationalization of trainings, raising new challenges for improvement of qualification for community educators.

Project partner Jafnréttishús. It  has a great experience in the field of intercultural competence development. The knowledge of the subject of the project partner will contribute to the project objectives.