Non-formal adult education

Non-formal adult learning may be understood as planned activities not necessarily designed as learning and not leading to an official certificate, which is undertaken by adults after leaving initial education and training.

It is not aimed only at up-skilling or re-skilling for employment purposes, but also at promoting personal development, empowerment, adaptability, and active participation in society; and it is characterised by a variety in the delivery: specificities target groups. duration, methodology, facilities, material available, the organisation providing it.

KCMEM project outputs are aimed at cultural organisations (museums, libraries…), local authorities and civil society (cultural, history or local associations) which will help them to deliver innovative competency-based adult education, recovering, identifying or gathering local memories, helping them to:

  • Improve the existing adult education offer at local level in terms of quality and innovation
  • Provide attractive and innovative learning settings for adult learners
  • Start-up new educational programmes with specific purposes on memory and local identity
  • Strengthen the links with community life and contribute towards building up local identity
  • Foster local partnerships between cultural, political and civil organisations