Every two years since 2012, DVV International has hosted the Encuentro Andino, an international professional event for adult educators from countries in South and Central America. The theme of...

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Issue 85 (2018) of the international journal Adult Education and Development (AED) looks at the role and impact of adult education from a global perspective.

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Malawi introduced adult literacy programmes in 1985. Thirty-three years down the line, however, the initiative has been running without a guiding policy. But this is about to change as Malawi has...

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Annual Report 2017

The Annual Report provides information on the global activities of the Institute in 2017, as well as an overview of revenues and expenditures.

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International journal

The international journal "Adult Education and Development" is a forum for adult educationists from all over the world. It is published once a year in English, French and Spanish.

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In the DVV International blog, employees, partners and guest writers from around the world report about their work from where they are located.

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DVV International is partner of the EU research project EduMAP (2016-2018). The project researches what policies and practices are needed to include young adults at risk of social exclusion in active participatory citizenship in Europe. The final conference will take place on 17 January 2019. Registration is now open.


DVV International operates worldwide with more than 200 partners in over 30 countries.

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DVV International supports community learning centres in Cambodia: find out how adult education changes the local communities.

Curriculum globALE

Curriculum globALE is the global framework curriculum for the teaching and the learning of adults. In five modules, it describes the relevant skills needed to lead successful courses and provides guidance on their practical implementation.

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Curriculum interculturALE

On the basis of its experience in working abroad, DVV International has developed a new intercultural-didactic additional qualification for integration work with refugees at German Adult Education Centres in the shape of Curriculum interculturALE.

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