Call for applications to celebrate innovation and excellence in adult education.

The European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) has issued a call for applications to the EAEA Grundtvig Award 2013 for Adult Learning.

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:

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: -

Applications may be made in English, French or German and should include: -

1. A description of the project:

2. Explanation about the impact:

All participants in the awards gain:

The winners gain:

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

Date Added: January 18th 2013