The Best practices of adult education in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Italy have been prepared within the framework of the Erasmus + project “Municipalities Supporting Adult Education”. The project aims to develop and increase the role of local governments in supporting adult education to promote greater adult participation in education. Local authorities are the closest support institution for local people, working closely with local adult education providers. This determines the special role of local governments in adult education.
Each partner has provided a description of good practice about their specific experience in promoting adult learning, indicating the methods used and the benefits for local authorities.
The Latvian Adult Education Association reflects the practice of two different adult education support models.
The Lithuanian Adult Education Association provides a detailed and inspiring insight into the organization of the annual adult education weeks and activities promoting adult mental and physical health in Panevėžys and Joniškis municipalities.
The Estonian Association of Adult Educators “Andras” describes how the network of adult education coordinators works in Estonia, analyses the role of regional cooperation seminars in solving the problems of adult education and tells about the long-term operation of the Tallinn Folk High School.
Prometeo, an Italian association involved in adult education, shares the use of Montessori methods for adults and several innovations that make it easier for people to return to education and better integrate into the labour market.