Grundtvig Programme 2007-2013


This programme is closed to new applications and has been replaced by Erasmus+.

The Grundtvig programme is aimed at:

  • Learners in adult education
  • Institutions or organisations providing learning opportunities in adult education
  • Teachers and other staff within those institutions or organisations
  • Establishments involved in the initial or further training of adult education staff
  • Associations and representatives of those involved in adult education, including learners' and teachers' associations
  • Bodies providing guidance, counselling and information services relating to any aspect of lifelong learning
  • People and bodies responsible for systems and policies concerning any aspect of adult education at local, regional and national level
  • Research centres and bodies concerned with lifelong learning issues
  • Enterprises
  • Non-profit organisations, voluntary bodies, NGOs
  • Higher education institutions

The main specific aims of the programme are to:

  • Improve the mobility of people involved in adult education
  • Improve cooperation between organisations involved in adult education
  • Help people from vulnerable social groups and in marginal social contexts, in particular older people and those who have left education without basic qualifications, in order to give them alternative opportunities to access adult education

Priority may be given to projects which offer support to people with disabilities, women and people from disadvantaged groups.


The main activities which may be supported by the Grundvig programme are:

Mobility of individuals: this may include visits, assistantships and exchanges for participants in formal and non-formal adult education, including the training and professional development of adult education staff. It provides support for the mobility of individual learners and recently qualified adult education teachers.

Partnerships: Grundtvig Learning Partnerships focusing on themes of mutual interest to the participating organisations

Multilateral projects aimed at improving adult education systems through the development and transfer of innovation and good practice

Networks of experts and organisations working in particular on:

  • Developing adult education in the discipline, subject area or management aspect to which they relate
  • Identifying, improving and disseminating relevant good practice and innovation
  • Providing content support to projects and partnerships set up by others and facilitating interactivity between such projects and partnerships
  • Promoting the development of needs analysis and quality assurance within adult education

How to apply

Contact Léargas for further information about application procedures and forms.

Where to apply


189-193 Parnell Street

Fax: (01) 8731316
Page edited: 28 January 2014