Adult Education Projects

Adulthood and Adult Education

Adulthood does not include a relatively short period of time, such as infancy, childhood or adolescence. It is clear that adulthood is a much longer process in our day when it is accepted that after the age of 18, people have entered into adulthood. The criteria of being an adult individual are:

• Biologically capable of reproduction,

• Fulfill their social responsibilities,

• Fulfill its legal obligations,

• Being able to control and manage his / her own life in psychological context

In the education systems of the countries, individuals generally receive primary, secondary and high school education from childhood to 18 years of age. After this period, they receive university education according to their talents and interests and earn their lives in the field they are educated.

Adult education, in adulthood, unlike primary, secondary or high school education, can be defined as the activity in which people participate in self-education activities in a certain system and method in order to learn new knowledge and acquire skills and attitudes on a topic of interest.

Adult Education Projects

In order to contribute to the learning processes of individuals of all ages, the European Union offers “Erasmus + Adult Education” project support within the scope of Erasmus + programs. The aim of this program is to increase the quality of adult education and to increase the communication, cooperation and coordination between the institutions and organizations that are active in adult education in the member countries.

The grant support activities under the Erasmus + Adult Education program are as follows:

• Key Action 1- Learning Mobility of Individuals

– Learning Mobility of Adult Education Staff: Adult Education Staff Mobility aims to develop key competencies and skills of staff responsible for adult education in order to improve the quality of all teaching and learning.

• Key Action 2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

– Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education: It includes strategic cooperation and partnership projects between institutions in program member countries with the aim of developing, transferring and / or implementing innovative practices at institutional, local or regional, national or international level.


EPALE is a European, multilingual, open membership community of adult learning professionals, including adult educators and trainers, guidance and support staff, researchers and academics, and policymakers.

The EPALE website is available at The site includes many features such as partner search for institutions, resources for adult education projects, as well as useful applications such as blogs, upcoming events, news where you will be informed of many developments.

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