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April 10th 2014

Disruption of the National Office

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Celebrating Coastal Conservation

September 30th 2013

Cash for Seaside Learning

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Celebration of Learning and Creativity

May 30th 2013

Bedfordshire learning addicts get together

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Launch of Free University Brighton

May 21st 2013

Free educational events run by the community for the community

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News from the EUCIS-LLL conference in Vilnius

May 20th 2013

What is EUCIS-LLL and why does it matter to ECA members?

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Celebrating Adult Learners

May 18th 2013

Adult Learners’ Week 18 – 24 May 2013

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Men Inspired by Woman’s Hour

May 10th 2013

Reflections on the first WEA annual lecture

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Raising the ‘Learner Voice’ in European debate

April 29th 2013

ECA contribution to ‘Learning for a better world’.

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Partners in Lifelong Learning

The Educational Centres Association is a practice-based organisation concerned with adult education and lifelong learning. Its work in the arts and cultural sectors has complemented the role of organisations across the range of Adult Community Learning at national and local levels.


The Association has collaborated in local projects, partnerships plus wider networks. It's activities have addressed rural as well as urban deprivation and disadvantage. We are committed to widening participation and view education as a means of promoting social inclusion, urban regeneration and neighbourhood renewal.


Recognising current national priorities and building on our highly regarded work of the last decade, including inter-generational learning, we intend to prioritise on Arts & Culture, Staff Development, Sustainability and Wellbeing in our future activities.