New to Grundtvig?
New to Grundtvig?
Grundtvig supports UK organisations and individuals to improve adult education through funded European opportunities.
Grundtvig is a European programme, which means that the grants come from the European Union. All the activities funded through Grundtvig have a European element to them. This might be the creation of a collaborative partnership or a short training activity in a participating country.
- Grundtvig offers grants to organisations and individuals involved in non-vocational adult education.
- Organisations and individuals can take part in different types of projects or training activities.
- All projects and activities involve a European element.
What is the Grundtvig programme?
Grundtvig is a funding programme for adult education. The programme supports activities to enhance skills and the personal development of staff, learners, and volunteers in the sector.
Each year organisations and individuals can apply for funding for specific kinds of opportunities. If successful you will receive a grant to support your work in adult education.
Why get involved in the Grundtvig Programme?
For organisations, Grundtvig enables you to work in a different way, to share your experiences with European organisations and learn from each other. Just consider the benefits of pooling your ideas with European partners to develop best practice; think how a senior volunteering experience in Iceland can introduce a new perspective.
For individuals, Grundtvig enables you to extend your knowledge through a European training activity. Imagine how you can translate your European experiences into your teaching methods and the impact for your learners.
What activities can I do as part of an organisation?
Partnerships enable you to share best practice with organisations in other participating countries.
Senior Volunteering enables you to exchange volunteers across Europe.
Host an interactive training session for adult education staff from across Europe through Workshops.
What activities can I do as an Individual?
Attend a course to improve your skills with In-Service Training.
Attend a conference, seminar or complete a period of job shadowing in another European country with Visits & Exchanges.
Work in a European adult education organisation through an Assistantship.
Our Projects around the UK map provides examples of a range of other organisations and individuals which have participated in Grundtvig so far. Why not take a look and get inspired?
Next Step: Why not learn more about which Grundtvig opportunity is right for you?