About “Building Bridges for Europe” (BBE)
Project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union
Project duration: October 2017-September 2019
The project’s objective is the development of an online Method-Toolbox, which can be used in European education programs and activities in the context of adult and especially older adult education. Central task is the development of criteria for the analysis of projects and methods with the focus on good practices in the areas of fostering critical thinking, European awareness and solidarity and the reduction of prejudices.
The Method-Toolbox aims at improving and extending the supply of high quality learning opportunities tailored to the needs of different target groups and individual learners. Nine partners from six countries work together for two years in order to achieve the goal’s aim. The project is coordinated by ILEU e.V. The project partners are: Open University Zagreb (Croatia), Slovenian Third Age University (Slovenia), The Writer’s League Timisoara Banat Branch (Romania), University „Dunărea de Jos“ Galati (Romania), University of Ruse Angel Kanchev (Bulgaria), ZAWiW, Ulm University (Germany), the platform AGORA (Bulgaria) and National Association Federuni (Italy). Most of the partner are members of the educational network Danube-Networkers and the international association DANET e.V. All partners are experienced in national and international work with different target groups, especially older learners. The project is funded by the program Erasmus+, partnership, for two years.
The partners collected and analyzed methods and transnational projects and made them applicable for the target groups of this project, especially older people, women, people with low education, and for learning settings (formal, non-formal, informal) in general adult education in Europe. Various learning arrangements, target groups and differences in work conditions, culture, languages as well as the educational and social frameworks were taken into consideration as well as the applicability of the methods in the respective countries focusing on the cooperation of education providers from West, middle and Southeast Europe.