1 day.
  • AM- Welcome ceremony, introduction of programme. Tree of Expectations, House rules, getting into team.
  • PM- Diversity in changing world

    2 day.
  • AM- Strategic approach to address diversity in education centres
  • PM- Partnership approach to achieve the best results

    3 day.
  • AM- Study visit to local college
  • PM- Working with families and community

    4 day.
  • AM-Equal opportunities
  • PM- Explore examples of how equal opportunities policies can work in practice ( UK experience)

    5 day.
  • Day Off

    6 day.
  • AM- Excellence in practice. Exploring the ways of raising equality and fairness
  • PM- Reach the ‘hard to hear’ groups 

    7 day.
  • AM- Simulation exercise ‘Factory of Ideas’
  • PM- Development of techniques in anti-discriminatory practice

    8 day
  • AM- Capacity Building: Analytical session
  • PM- Official closing ceremony. Feedback/evaluation session.


  • Improve the level of key competences and skills, related to professional profile of the participants, in particular through:

  • development of  knowledge about the sociocultural backgrounds of  students from disadvantaged groups

  • Exploring the meaning of equal opportunities

  • Exploring ways how to address the needs of students from diverse background

  • Increase awareness of the European Equality regulations

  • Explore examples of how equal opportunities policies can work in practice

  • Foster quality improvements, innovation and internationalisation of educational establishment, in particular through transnational cooperation and sharing best practice in education.
  • Addressing Diversity and Equality in Adult Education

      As the Europe becomes a more culturally and ethnically diverse nation, educational establishments are becoming more diverse, too, and should find the most effective pedagogical approaches to help all learners succeed in their studies as well as learn to get along with each other.
      To create a positive environment where learners and teachers/trainers are respectful of different backgrounds, adult education centres have to be proactive.
      They should strive to create an environment where all people feel valued and can learn.

      This training aims to help adult education institutions create and sustain a welcoming and inclusive environment for learners from all backgrounds and ensure equal access for all.
      This course takes a refreshing look at the subject of equal opportunities with an interactive sessions that aims to encourage a greater understanding of the subject.
      By the end of the training course you are guaranteed to leave with a different approach and a firmer understanding of what is required in practice.
      During the training you will explore theoretical and practical aspects of addressing diversity and equality in education environment as well as will visit local colleges to gain a greater understanding how UK schools address diversity and equality.
      Why Do We Need to Address Diversity?
      As more and more students from diverse backgrounds populate 21st century classrooms, and efforts mount to identify effective methods to teach these students, the need for pedagogical approaches that are culturally responsive intensifies. Today’s classrooms require teachers to educate students varying in culture, language, abilities, and many other characteristics.
      To meet this challenge, teachers/trainers must employ not only theoretically sound but also culturally responsive pedagogy. Teachers must create an educational culture where all students regardless of their cultural and linguistic background are welcomed and supported, and provided with the best opportunity to learn.

      Learning outcomes:
    • - Improved competences, linked to the participants’ professional profiles:
    • - Increased English language skills
    • - Increased knowledge of diversity and equal opportunities
    • - Increased analytical skills
    • - Increased knowledge of different ways how to address diversity issues in adult education
    • - Increased creativity and motivation

    • Broader understanding of practices, policies and systems:
    • - Increased awareness of European Equality Regulations
    • - Explore benefits of cross-sector partnership
    • Better quality of the work through
    • - Increased knowledge of new methods and approaches
    • - Greater understanding and responsiveness to social, linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe and local area
    • - Increased motivation and creativity in daily work

    • Methods used: Combination of methodology sessions, case studies, practical activities in the field and visits to local schools.

      How to Apply?

      POSSIBLE Source of FUNDING

      Erasmus+ Mobility project for school education staff under Key Action 1 (staff training) follow the link here: Opportunities for staff
      Who can take part?
      Staff engaged in adult education activities, including support staff, managers and guidance staff as well as teachers and trainers
      Eligible countries:
      All EU countries and Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Republic of Macedonia, Norway, Turkey and Iceland).
      When & How to apply:
      Applicants (any organisation working in adult education field) have to submit their grant application by
      2 February at 12:00 (midday Brussels time).

      To be confirmed (Flexible)