Together with EURES Grundtvig shares the aim to boost mobility and create skills on the European Labour market. Through a range of both formal and non-formal educational initiatives for learners, staff and organisations in adult learning, the Grundtvig programme aims to improve adults’ knowledge and skills, facilitate their personal development and boost their employment prospects.
Activities include the opportunity to take part in a Grundtvig workshop in another country and in-service training for those working in the field of adult education, sharing best practices in the adult educational field in Europe.
Grundtvig is open to anyone in adult education. This includes adult learners, teachers and trainers from a variety of organisations including local authorities, non-governmental organisations, charities, universities and community groups. ’Adult’ in the Grundtvig programme refers to all persons over the age of 25 and all persons aged 16-24 who are no longer undergoing initial education within the formal education system.
Grundtvig can help to improve jobseekers’ vocational and language skills, demonstrate their suitability for living and working in another European country and increase jobseekers’ attractiveness to employers. By giving a taste of what it is like to live and work abroad, it can not only also give jobseekers a better understanding of what this entails but also the confidence and motivation to search for employment via the EURES network.
Grundtvig is together with Erasmus, Leonardo and Marie Curie a part of the European Commission’s lifelong learning initiative launched in 2007. For advice on applying for programmes and funding, it is recommended to approach the relevant national agency.