Call for applications to celebrate innovation and excellence in adult education.
Each year EAEA celebrates innovation and excellence in adult education. The EAEA Grundtvig Award, launched in 2003, highlights project results that produce new ideas, new partnerships, new methodologies and a new understanding how we can work in adult learning.
The Award is given to an organisation or participants who present the best product of a transnational project in adult learning. Each year the award has a different theme. The EAEA Grundtvig Award reaches out to every region in Europe, and inspires the practitioners, providers, participants and all concerned to value their work, and to link more closely with one another.
2013 is the European Year of Citizens and as adult educators the EAEA see this as a platform to promote and discuss civic education and active citizenship. This year's Award theme focuses on a specific aspect of civic learning, "Active citizenship and transnational solidarity - Adult Education as a tool against nationalism, chauvinism and xenophobia". The crisis in Europe has contributed to a decrease in European cohesion. Adult education can be a powerful tool and the EAEA are looking for projects that prove this point. Looking for projects that confront these tendencies and find new ways to promote transnational (and European) solidarity and cohesion, they are seeking excellent projects that can be examples for other adult education institutions.
Transnational partners are eligible to enter a project for the award. The projects can include videos, photographs, books, power point presentation, slides and posters. Any product of the project that is accessible to the public, presented in a comprehensible way, and may be useful and/or transferable to other adult education organisations is eligible to enter the competition.
The Awards have 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.
To be eligible for an award 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
- have evidence of outcomes, such as a report, website, DVD, or any form of verification
- have been up and running for at least ½ year and/or be close to completion
Applications may be made in English, French or German and should include: -
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
All participants in the awards 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
Applicants have until Sunday 7th April 2013 to send their entries to Gina Ebner at the EAEA office, Rue d´Arlon, 40, B-1000 Brussels or via email at email@example.com.
Date Added: January 18th 2013