Completed Events

European exchange meeting in Vaasa (Finland) February 2013

At February 21st and 22nd 2013, an exchange meeting on European level was realized in Vaasa, Finland. The meeting was attended by 29 participants from eight European countries who realized pilot train-the-trainer courses on national level before. The presentation of pilot trainings and the exchange on the experiences was in the focus of the meeting.

Coordination of the meeting: Irti Huumeista Ry, Finland


Pilot train-the-trainer courses realised in eight countries

The Pro-Skills team set importance to the realisation of pilot trainings in order to gain new experience and insight from practise. The train-the-trainer concept was put into practice by eight project partners in their own countries in regional collaboration with further institutions and professionals in different countries and contexts, with different target groups and different organisational settings.

This following report describes briefly the concepts and content of the pilot trainings; it resumes findings from a European exchange meeting and shows results from the evaluation survey.

Report national pilot trainings


European train-the-trainer course in Luxembourg March 2012

At March 26th and 27th 2012, a train-the-trainer course was realized in Luxembourg. As the project especially aims on long-term effects by the sensitization of responsible decision makers and multipliers and by a broad dissemination of the training concept, the course especially addressed leading staff and institutions who take responsibility for the first and advanced education of staff from the field of adult education and Lifelong Learning who work with the final target group. National collaboration partners from each country were invited to try out and discuss the train-the-trainer concept together with the Pro-Skills team.

Three external experts joined the course and gave input on background topics:

  • Vladka Tonica, Association for Development of the Quality of Life “Renesansa” (Slovenia);
  • Calle Carling, Åbo Akademi University, Faculty of Education and Institution of General Education (Finland);
  • Dr. Uwe Fischer, Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg (German), research in health promotion, identity and emotion regulation;

The exchange among project partners, national stakeholders and external experts gave important indications for the enhancement and finishing of the train-the-trainer concept and the according materials. Both project and national collaboration partners will realize pilot train-the-trainer courses afterwards on national basis.

Coordination of the course: Centre de Prévention des Toxicomanies, Luxembourg Irti Huumeista Ry, Finland



Europe Conference & Workshops

Conference: Basic skills for Lifelong Learning (June 12, 2008), Luxembourg

The European Conference „Basic skills for Lifelong Learning“ was held in June 2008 in Abbaye Neumünster. The addressed politicians, responsible stakeholders and decision-makers, as well as all interested people working with the socially disadvantaged and/or in the field of adult education.The focus was set on the importance of personal and social skills for adult education and equal opportunities for lifelong learning. Lectures were given by renowned experts that encouraged common discussion:

  • Dr. Mauro Migliavacca, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano, Faculty of Sociology (Italy); topic: Social exclusion & socially disadvantaged persons
  • Calle Carling, Åbo Akademi University, the Faculty of Education and Institution of General Education (Finland); topic: Lifelong Learning
  • Vladka Tonica, Association for Development of the Quality of Life “Renesansa” (Slovenia); topic: Basic skills for Lifelong Learning
  • Ingrid Böhm und Prof. Dr. Jens Schneider, Institute of Productive Learning in Europe (Germany); topic: Productive Learning
  • Dr. Karin Fehres, Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund (Germany); topic: Function of NGOs

Discussion group were realized with all participants. It resulted in a common declaration of political requirements that were presented at the end of the conference and published as part of the sensitization brochure (see products).