EAEA has been approved as an Associate Member of CONCORD, the European NGO confederation for Relief and Development. CONCORD is the main civil society interlocutor for the EU institutions in the field of development.
EAEA Membership and Events Officer Raffaela Kihrer, in charge of EAEA's policy work on development, says that development and adult education are strongly interlinked. Many of the EAEA members also work with development.
"Development is not possible without providing adults with the tools to live a good and independent life. At the same time, adult education is development, both on the personal and societal level, as it helps to improve skills needed for the job market, and it empowers people to become active citizens and engage in democratic processes," Ms. Kihrer says.
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EAEA's policy page on adult education and development
Pictogram on EAEA and development