RegALE aims to increase impact and sustainability of regional/local adult education (AE) organisations by setting up or reinforcing networks among them and with regional/local authorities.

In the span of a year, each partner organisation will organise one thematic webinar. The thematic webinars are going to be presented live, through the Zoom platform, recorded and shared through this platform. They will be open to the public, available through preregistration.  

Structure of the course and methodology:

The course is taking place on this online learning platform. You can attend the whole course or individual sessions. The community aspect is one of the strongest elements of the course, so participants are invited to use the platform’s forum to exchange ideas, inputs and proposals.

The course is composed of 11 modules:

1.  European tools to increase quality and internationalisation in education
2. Financing adult learning in Europe: funding tools and their effectiveness
3. Advocating adult education at the local level
4. Local networks for lifelong learning. RegALE survey and OLE school results
5. Digitalisation of adult learning provision in Volkshochschulverband Baden-Württemberg
6. Community Education
7. Understanding the difference you make
8. Best practices from regional/local ecosystems in Vestland in context of ALE
Other modules are going to be announced shortly

Participant profile

  • Regional and local authorities dealing with lifelong learning policies, in particular with adult education provision
  • Adult education associations (including their staff)
  • Public administrators and technical advisors working at regional/local level dealing with adult policies and practices
  • Adult education trainers
  • Policymakers operating at European and national level (including EU institutions)


  • European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA), Belgium
  • European Association of Regional and Local Authorities for Lifelong Learning (EARLALL), Belgium
  • Varaždin County, Croatia
  • Vestland County Council (VCC), Norway
  • Hellenic Association of Adult Education (HAEA), Greece
  • AONTAS, Ireland
  • Estonian Non-Formal Adult Education Association (ENAEA), Estonia
  • Learning and Work Institute, UK
  • Volkshochschulverband Baden-Württemberg e.V. (VHS BW), Germany
  • Vuxenutbildningen Borås, Sweden
  • University of Siena-Department of Sciences of Education, Human Sciences and Intercultural Communication, Italy
How to enrol

The study language is English and the training is free of charge.

You can enrol in each module separately. Once you click on the module, first you have to log in or create your account (if you have not done it before). Then you can enrol as a student. After enrolling you will be able to see the full programme of the sessions included in the module. The website will guide you in the process.

Please check in your spam folder for the confirmation email and do not hesitate to contact us should you have any issues with the registration process (

Community education is adult learning which takes place in local community settings across Ireland. It is learner-centred and responds to the needs of the local community. Community education has a track record of effectively engaging with people who wish to return to education but may not have the confidence or opportunity to do so in a formal setting. It leads to many possibilities for learners and communities, including skills development, confidence building, greater community involvement and progression to further education or employment.

The webinar will present examples of how to advocate adult learning at the local level. The speakers, Kertu Eensaar and Monica Marfeldt, will share their work on the AGENDA project, which focused on the implementation of the European Agenda for Adult Learning. The Association of Estonian Adult Educators Andras also prepared a network model for their 60 members, focusing on regional coordinators and effective cooperation with different stakeholders of adult education. They will also explain their connection to local governments and showcase successful methods of collaboration with them. 

The webinar will introduce the participants to the main funding tools used in Europe for financing adult learning and their effectiveness, as researched by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. Specific attention will be paid to funding mechanisms that are decentralized. During group discussions, the participants will also get to reflect on the tools used in their contexts and share their recommendations for improving the financing of adult learning.

The workshop seeks to familiarise key actors on the ground with different EU frameworks and tools in order to better engage their actions with the European context, which will facilitate their internationalisation and reach out at European level in the long term.