Current members Federal Ministry of Education, Dpt. I/14 Adult Education

Federal Ministry of Education, Dpt. I/14 Adult Education

Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung (BMBWF), Abt. I/14 Erwachsenenbildung

 
 
 

 

website: www.bmbwf.gv.at

Contact information

Official coordinator in the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research:

Operational and active contributors in EBSN:

Description

The Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, Dpt. II/5 Adult Education, is responsible for AL policies and initiatives in Austria. The department initiates and coordinates several initiatives concerning basic skills development.

This includes the following main activities:

  • Funding of AL programs
  • Implementation of a national program, the so-called “Initiative for Adult Education” (Initiative Erwachsenenbildung) since 2012 (3rd program periode 2018 – 2021 with a total budget of 111.5 mill. Euros including ESF-funds). This program is based on a cooperation with a legal framework of the Ministry of Education, Science and Research and the nine Austrian provinces and offers courses for people lacking (a) basic skills or (b) the lower secondary level certificate.
  • Implementation and coordination of ESF-co-funded projects regarding basic skills provision and development, including several “train-the-trainer”-projects since 2015
  • Provision of a central web platform for adult education in Austria since 2005 (www.bmbwf.gv.at) including basic skills focus.

National / international impact

  • Over 150 tailored offers for basic skills courses provided by more than 40 adult learning institutions throughout Austria
  • Aprox. 40 tailored offers for the completion of the lower secondary level for adults by aprox. 25 adult learning institutions throughout Austria
  • More than 28.000 participations in the 2nd program periode (2015 – 2017) within the Initiative for Adult Education
  • central web platform for adult education: erwachsenenbildung.at
  • information and central quality assurance for basic skills providers: initiative-erwachsenenbildung.at

Links

https://bildung.bmbwf.gv.at/schulen/bw/eb/index.html
https://www.initiative-erwachsenenbildung.at/
http://erwachsenenbildung.at/themen/basisbildung/

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