Competitive Regions and Employability of Adults Through Education.


The National University of Distance Education, known in Spanish as Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), is a distance learning and research university founded in 1972 and is the only university run by the central government of Spain. It has headquarters in Madrid, Spain, with campuses in all Spanish autonomous communities. In addition, there are 14 study centres, and 3 exam points, in 13 countries in Europe, Americas and Africa. The University awards undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as non-degree qualifications such as diplomas and certificates, or continuing education units. UNED combines traditional onsite education with distance learning programs. With over 260,000 students,UNED is the largest university in Spain and the second largest in Europe.

UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning - Collection of Policies and Strategies

The Collection of Lifelong Learning Policies and Strategies lists abstracts and full-text links to laws, policies, strategies and plans on lifelong learning from UNESCO Member States and intergovernmental organizations.


The UP PAMINA VHS (Université Populaire Palatinat - Mittlerer Oberrhein - Nord Alsace Volkshochschule) is a German-French adult education institution located in Wissembourg/Alsace. Their cross-border events and adult education programs are aimed at all citizens of the PAMINA regions (PA - Pfalz, MI - Mittlerer Oberrhein, NA - Nord Alsace) and beyond. The UP PAMINA VHS is supported by 16 associated adult education centres in the PAMINA area and is also funded by German and French partners. (Type: Non-Profit Organisation / Level: Regional Level / Language: German, French)

Volkshochschulverband Baden-Württemberg e.V.

The "Volkshochschulverband Baden-Württemberg e. V." is the regional association of the Volkshochschulen (Popular Universities) in Baden-Württemberg with legal seat in Leinfelden-Echterdingen. The members are 173 regional branches with approximately 720 local sub-branches. They provide a great variety of courses in the field of continuing education for all groups of the population in all parts of Baden-Württemberg. Educational offers range from general and political education through foreign language courses and vocational further training to classes in visual arts and creativity and health education. (Type: Association / Level: Regional Level / Language: Multilingual)

Vakayiko Evidence-Informed Policy Making Toolkit

Vakayiko Evidence-Informed Policy Making Toolkit

Weiterbildung im Betrieb - Leitfaden

The "Leitfaden Weiterbildung im Betrieb mit Konzept" (Practical Guidebook Continuing education in companies with concept" is aimed at small and medium-sized companies and organizations. The guide supports small businesses in building an adapted, effective and economic training system. This guidebook was developed within the framework of a project funded by the European Social Fund and the Land Nordrhein-Westfalen. (Type: Guide / Level: National Level / Language: German)

Weiterbildung in Baden-Württemberg

"Weiterbildung in Baden-Württemberg" (Continuing Education in Baden-Württemberg) is the official Platform for vocational and general adult education in the Land of Baden-Württemberg. The portal provides a lot of useful information on all adult education topics. The heart of the platform is the extensive database of current training offers. Here you can find over 25,000 current educational events from more than 1,200 education providers, individual search and filter options, an "online consultation chat" as a "live" guidance, high transparency for the education market in Baden-Württemberg, targeting information on funding opportunities, detailed information on the individual education providers and lecturers, special additional categories and more. (Type: Platform, Database and Search Engine / Level: Regional Level / Language: German)


WEA (Workers’ Educational Association) is UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education in England and Scotland. Founded in 1903, WEA is a charity dedicated to bringing high-quality, professional education into the heart of communities. With the support of nearly 3,000 volunteers, 2,000 tutors and over 10,000 members, WEA deliver friendly, accessible and enjoyable courses for adults from all walks of life. The Association has also a special mission to raise aspirations and develop educational opportunities for the most disadvantaged. (Type: Association / Level: National Level / Language: English)

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