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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe



CROATIA Better Insights into Sign Language

by Eugénie B
Language: EN

For the #ErasmusDays2018, the EPALE teams wished to raise awareness about the European Union commitment in adult lifelong learning. They created a digital exhibition with 22 different projects, demonstrating the variety of practices across Europe.


Photo © Croatian Association of the Deafblind Dodir

Supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union (Erasmus+), the project has enabled the development of numerous educators’ competences. It has also contributed to enhance the quality of Croatian sign language pedagogy for translators and interveners of deafblind persons both nationally and locally (Zagreb, Split, Osijek, Varaždin, Vinkovci).

In addition, five employees of Association Dodir, of which three were either deaf or deafblind persons, participated in job shadowing and two seminars (June 2017 - June 2018).

There is no formal education for sign language instructors in Croatia and informal education in this field is both unreliable as well as inaccessible. In this regard, the opportunity to learn from a Finnish partner organization has given us better insights into the methodologies of teaching sign language and has provided us with ideas for increasing the quality of our lectures and evaluation of course outcomes.


Equal opportunities and quality in the provision of educational services for adults in the field of sign language


Improving the quality of sign language education


Deafblind people and instructors



Association of the Deafblind Dodir (Croatia), The Finnish Deafblind Association

Read more about the exhibition process and find the table of contents with all the projects : EPALE blog post



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