The Adult Education Made Accessible (AEMA) network, consisting of 12 organisations from 11 European countries, intends to improve access to adult education by developing a shared network and quality framework for accessibility issues in adult education provision.
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The Action Learning, Action Research Association Inc. (ALARA) is a global network of programmes, institutions, professionals and people interested in using action learning and action research to generate collaborative learning, training, research and action to transform workplaces, schools, colleges, universities, communities, voluntary organisations, governments and businesses.


The National Adult Learning Organisation of Ireland, AONTAS advocates and lobbies for the development of a quality service for adult learners, promotes the value and benefits of adult learning and builds organisational capacity.
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Association for Talent Development (ATD) is the world´s largest association dedicated to professionals in the fields of workplace learning and performance.
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The Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN) is committed to supporting and improving the quality of professional practice, through systematic, critical, creative enquiry into the goals, processes and contexts of professional work.
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The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) supports development of European vocational and educational training (VET) policies and contributes to their implementation.
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The Centre for International Mobility (CIMO), an organisation operating under the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, is responsible for implementing EU education, training, culture and youth programmes at the national level and offers services and expertise to encourage cross-cultural communication.
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The Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning (CRLL), a joint enterprise between Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and the University of Stirling, Scotland, seeks to develop and maintain an infrastructure for the promotion and support of research in the field of lifelong learning that transcends disciplinary, institutional, sectoral and national boundaries.
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Deutsches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung (DIE), the German Institute for Adult Education—Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning, is a central forum for research in the field of adult education and learning in Germany.
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The Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (Diku) is a Norwegian government agency promoting quality in education through such means as international cooperation, digital learning and artistic research
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The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is responsible for the management of certain parts of the EU's programmes in the fields of education, culture and audiovisual media.
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The European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) impacts EU policies on non-formal adult education and lifelong learning and cooperates with European Union institutions and many international and national NGOs.
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The European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN) shares knowledge and improves understanding amongst professionals in distance and e-learning and promotes policy and practice throughout Europe and beyond.
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The European Map of Intergenerational Learning (EMIL) is a collaborative learning network that aims to provide a general overview of the role and status of intergenerational learning.
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The ePlatform for Adult Learning in Europe (EPALE) is a multilingual open membership community, funded by the European Commission, for teachers, trainers, researchers, academics, policy makers and anyone else with a professional role in adult learning across Europe.
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The European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA), based at Sweden’s Linköping University, supports the advancement of high-quality research on the education and learning of adults in Europe.
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The European Universities Continuing Education Network (EUCEN) contributes to the social, economic and cultural life of Europe through the promotion and advancement of lifelong learning within higher education institutions in Europe and elsewhere.
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The Global University for Lifelong Learning (GULL) is a non-profit that aims to provide universal access to lifelong learning in the workplace and in the community.
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The International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) is a global network with a mandate to advocate for youth and adult learning and education as a universal human right.
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The International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) is the leading global membership organization for online, open and flexible education and draws its membership from institutions, educational authorities, commercial actors and individuals.
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A non-profit established at YMCA George Williams College, London, Infed is a resource for people to explore education, learning and social action—and in particular the theory and practice of informal education, community learning and development, specialist education, social pedagogy and lifelong learning.
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The Institute for the Development of Vocational Training for Workers (ISFOL) is an Italian national research institute with a specific focus on vocational education and training and employment and social policies. IFSOL has a strong commitment to promoting employment, social inclusion, skills and human capital development and fostering growth and innovation.
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The Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP) promotes Europe-wide cooperation among civil society organisations in order to voice citizens’ concerns about lifelong learning issues, and to propose concrete solutions, based on the expertise, competencies and experience of its networks, for lifelong learning to become a reality for all.
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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) promotes policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. One of the organisation’s current areas of focus is ensuring that people of all ages can develop the skills to work productively and satisfyingly in the jobs of tomorrow.
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The Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL) supports policy and practice across the UK higher education sector in part-time/flexible provision, employer engagement/work-based learning, and community engagement. UALL plays a leading role in national and international policy formulation, advocacy, research and practice in lifelong learning and continuing education.
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Content updated 2018-12-12

Content updated 2018-12-03