Courses, workshops and educational programs

Check the complete report of activities, thematics and impact below

In this page, we analyse the approach followed for the development of the “Courses, Workshops and Educational Programs” result. We see what was carried out, how and with whom, the specific results you can review and ways to implement them in other environments.

  • WHAT
  • HOW

In each partner organization, courses and educational programs were conducted, preferably in collaboration with government agencies or trade union organizations, utilizing a concrete participatory process. The emphasis was on combining basic education, empowerment, and participation, with a focus on existing participation processes or very concrete activities such as communal budgeting and neighborhood initiatives for political participation.

The courses and workshops were organized by each partner, and they were observed by staff from the partner organizations. The process involved documentation and evaluation through questionnaires and in-depth interviews with both teachers and learners.

The courses were addressed to the learners of the partner organisations. Collaboration was sought with government agencies and trade union organizations, engaging in a participatory process. Staff from partner organizations were involved in observing courses and workshops, contributing to the evaluation process.

The implementation of the courses and workshops were meticulously documented and evaluated. The outcomes are also used in the policy recommendations, especially at the institutional level, providing practical examples and results. AONTAS collated the results and made them available to the consortium through two  concise reports - a handbook and an activity report.

The approach of combining basic education, empowerment, and participation in collaboration with various organizations can be adapted to different contexts. The methodology of observing, documenting, and evaluating courses through diverse research methods, including expert interviews, can be applied in other educational and participatory initiatives. Combining these results with the other 3 results of the project can serve as a model for future projects aiming at institutional change towards enhanced participation and democratic processes.

BEEP Project Handbook

Activities, Ideas and Approaches to Political Participation in Adult Education

The BEEP Project Handbook has been designed to provide practical activities for facilitators who wish to support adults in exploring the concepts of democracy and participation.

It consists of 4 Key Focus Areas: “Warm-up activities“, “Doing Politics: What is Political Participations?“, “Exploring & Experiencing Concepts of Democracy” and “Active Citizenship“.

Read the activity Report