Adult Learning Programme

The Adult learning programme develops cooperation between adult education institutions and innovates the quality of adult education improvement, strengthen their basic competencies, establish a closer link between adult education and working life.


  • creates networks and partnerships between institutions involved in adult education (educational establishments as well as businesses, organizations, including non-governmental organizations);
  • develops all kinds of adult formal, informal, and interest education;
  • promotes quality and innovations in adult education;
  • strengthens the link between adult education and working life.

Programme's target audience

  • adults;
  • policymakers, and others involved in adult education;
  • adult education programme's participants.

Activities of the programme

Within the framework of the programme, two types of activities can be provided with financial support: mobility and cooperation project activities.

1. Mobilities

  • preconditioning trips (up to 5 days);
  • continued training of teachers and other pedagogical staff (5 days up to 1 year);
  • exchanges of adult learners (5 days up to 1 year).

2. Cooperation projects

  • projects of thematic networks providing for administrative meetings for the establishment and development of a network in the field of adult education, public information activities, dissemination of project results;
  • development projects providing for the creation of a new module, courses, training methods;
  • planning projects providing for the development of new projects.

Project applicant and partners:

  • educational institutions, organisations, institutions which are working with adult learning, formal, informal, and interest education;
  • interest and informal learning institutions which are educational through learning at work or social life;
  • elementary and vocational education institutions, special education institutions, social partners and non-governmental organisations.

An application for participation in the programme shall be submitted by one of the educational institutions which shall take on the coordinating role when applying for the funding of the programme. The responsibility of the coordinator for the duration of the contract will be to monitor the use of the activities and the funding allocated.

  • At least one partner - educational institution from another member state of the programme - must be enlisted for the mobilities;
  • At least two partners - education institutions from different member states of the programme - must be enlisted for cooperation projects.

All cooperation activities should be based on an agreement between the educational institutions or organisations of the member states of the programme.

Funding of the programme

The funding is allocated for:

  • mobility costs of 100% in accordance with the standard (maximum) rates for travel and subsistence expenses;
  • cooperation projects till 100%, which consists of project unit costs. If and where necessary, the project coordinator/partners can ensure co-financing from their financial resources.

Project preparation

Nordplus projects can be submitted in electronic form using Nordplus project application and reporting management tool Espresso. Instructions for use of the Espresso have been prepared for user comfort (it's meant for Junior programme, but it can also be used by project applicants in other programmes):

User and help guide when applying in Nordplus Junior programme

For project applications submitted for the implementation of projects or networking activities, the application should be accompanied by a project budget for which Nordplus budget form is recommended.


Adult education programme is administrated by The Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education (SFU).

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Linards Deidulis

Senior Project Manager
linards.deidulis [at]