Accreditation of the Erasmus+ program in the field of adult education

Project duration 2021 03 01–2027 12 31

Project presentation

The aim of the project is to strengthen the andragogical and managerial competencies of Panevėžys region public library specialists, preparing and implementing adult education programs, and to improve the quality of non-formal education.

Activities planned during the project

Panevėžys County Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library, as the consortium coordinator, will submit applications to the Education Exchange Support Fund for funding mobility visits to advanced European public libraries and other organizations providing adult education. Funding for mobility visits will be granted by the accreditation of the Erasmus+ program. Project partners (members of the consortium) – 12 municipal public libraries of Panevėžys region.

Twelve specialists of Panevėžys region libraries working in the field of adult education and adult educators from Panevėžys County Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library will take part in the mobility activities. All libraries of the region will be involved in joint project activities, the professional development of adult educators will be carried out in a targeted manner, and unified goals of adult education in the region will be pursued. Three mobility programs are planned for one year, each of which will be attended by 10-15 adult education specialists selected through a competition. One area of interest will be selected each year, in which the competences of adult education professionals will be improved by raising their qualifications in advanced adult education organizations abroad.

Expected result of the project

After each mobility, participating librarians will develop training / educational programs and test them with target groups in their libraries. Based on the experience of foreign libraries, librarians-adult educators in Panevėžys region will learn to properly prepare training programs for remote environment.

A coherent strategy for adult education in Panevėžys region will be developed and implemented. By networking, adult educators in the region will enhance their professional skills, share experiences, and collaborate in the development of adult education / training programs.

The public libraries in the region will attract more adult visitors who are not currently users of library services. The experience gained during the mobility programs as well as learning the needs of the current or potential library users will allow adult educators to develop programs that realistically meet the expectations of those who could profit from adult education and training programs.

Responsible person in Panevėžys County Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library is Virginija Švedienė, senior librarian of the Readers’ Service Department, e-mail, tel. 8,610,667 60.

The project is funded by

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