AEWB «Agentur für Erwachsenen- und Weiterbildung»


NBEB represents all adult education providers in Lower Saxony that are eligible for public co-funding and is the supervising body of AEWB, the Agency for Adult and Further Education in Hannover. AEWB has both a government mandate for several activities such as managing the public financing for the sector as well as many umbrella organization tasks such as staff training, project development, publications etc.

Basic skills education and digital education are cross-cutting issues in German society and Lower Saxon adult education – and consequently in AEWB. Development of training modules, program planning, counselling on organization and quality development as well as publications and advice to policymakers and other stakeholders are among the core activities of AEWB and as a result, in the department of adult basic skills education, literacy and numeracy and second-chance education as well as easy and plain language of AEWB.

Department “Literacy, second chance education; plain and easy German” is responsible for:

  • Co-design and implementation of large education programs for people with low literacy and numeracy skills (German native speakers, migrants, refugees, socially disadvantaged people, school drop-outs).  AEWB distributes funds and supports course providers with their pedagogical concepts and dissemination.
  • Maintenance of Coordination Office for literacy and basic education in Lower Saxony in co-coordination with the Ministry of Science and Culture within the German National Decade for Literacy and Basic Education, thus establishing a transfer of good literacy practices.
  • Coordination of the Lower Saxony Network for Literacy and Numeracy aiming at increasing awareness of the adult literacy issue as the common task of society, education and politics (over 20 partners).
  • Webinar qualifications of basic skills educators for innovative methods of delivering literacy and numeracy; Round Tables and Project Network Meetings.
  • Yearly conferences on literacy and numeracy, second chance education in adult education and larger social contexts, foci on “Practice Day of RGZs”, “Digital Literacy”, “Workplace-Based Literacy”, “Literacy Learners Conference”, “Financial Literacy” and “Gamification and Game-Based Methods in Second-Chance Education”.
  • Publications on “Basic Skills Education and Second Chance Education”, “Regional Basic Skills Centers”, “Regional Programs for Refugees”, “Guide for Advisors to Raise their Awareness on Literacy and Numeracy and Sensitive Counselling”.
  • Extensive networks with stakeholders in the field of literacy, numeracy and second chance education: politicians, NGOs, education providers, social institutions and umbrellas across Lower Saxony, Germany and Europe, government agencies and departments etc.

Adult Education Centre Ormož


Adult Education Centre is an organization that was established sixty years ago and has continuously offered educational programs for adults to our citizens. We offer a lot of informal educational programs, national and international projects and different informal study groups for all ages…

Through national projects, our participants can attend computer and language courses and broaden or deepen their competences in these areas. Through employment agencies, unemployed participants can attend courses for CNC operators or forklift operators. Through programs for adults, we run University of Third Age, Intergenerational Centres and study circles. Through international projects (Erasmus+, Europe for Citizens), we include local citizens into many interesting project activities.

All our activities, workshops, lectures are intended for people of all generations.

For the work we have done in international projects implementation we have received the award Jabolko kakovosti from our National agency. This is the proof that we are a competent and reliable project partner, that we can apply for and implement good practice projects and that our projects have impact on all levels.

We are a member of Association of Slovenian Adult Education Centres.

National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA)


The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) is an Irish charity committed to ensuring that people with unmet literacy, numeracy and digital literacy needs can fully take part in society.

Since we were set up by volunteers in 1980, we have been a leading campaigning and lobbying force on adult literacy issues. We have been involved in national policy, tutor training and teaching resources, research and campaigns to support people with these unmet needs.

NALA has six key areas of work:

  • Delivery of continued professional development and support services to practitioners (face-to-face and online training, events, webinars, resources, online certified learning for learners).
  • Delivery of learning and support services to learners (student days, online certified learning and customized learning over the phone).
  • Research and innovation projects to inform the sector, improve training, resources and service delivery options.
  • Provision of services to government departments and industry (plain English service, literacy awareness training).
  • Delivery of awareness and promotion campaigns for the sector.
  • Championing policy change through work with government representatives and departments.



Valo-Valmennusyhdistys is a national association improving access to learning, employment, wellbeing and participation in the society. We support and coach adults in improving their basic skills in non-formal environments, such as workshops and production school activities.

Our organization has several active development projects related to themes: Improving inclusion in society, validation of skills/competences in to the ECTs and further on to vocational qualification modules and full qualifications, learning paths and skills building for ex-offenders and people in recovery, improving basic (reading, writing, maths, IT) skills and wellbeing competencies in non-formal learning environments.