Lifelong Learning Centres at Municipalities of the regions of Central Greece and South Aegean
The programme, which is implemented by national funds, focuses on the Lifelong Learning and Education of individuals, irrespective of age. It aims to promote a positive attitude to learning, ensure equal access to education, develop the ability of adult citizens to adapt to the cognitive demands of a constantly evolving socio-economic environment, use the leisure time in a creative way and finally, integrate or re-integrate into the education process any adult, which for any reason he/she has not completed the compulsory education cycle.
Establishment and functioning of Lifelong Learning Centres at Municipalities
Lifelong Learning Centres (Κ.Δ.Β.Μ.) can be established and function at Municipalities of the regions of Central Greece and South Aegean upon request, in which educational programmes of General Adult Education, as well as activities at National and Local Level will be implemented.
Subject areas & Academic disciplines
The Programmes at National Level selected by the Municipalities reflect the National and EU policies on Adult Lifelong Learning areas, such as:
- Quality of life-Environment
- New Technologies
- Language and Communication
- Social Skills and Activities
- Culture and Art
- Programmes for Socially Vulnerable Groups
The Programmes at Local Level are subject of proposal by the Municipalities, in order to meet the local needs and promote the financial, social, cultural and personal development of the citizens.
The innovative nature of the project “Lifelong Learning Centres at Municipalities of the regions of Central Greece and South Aegean” lies in the alternative structure of the e-KΔΒΜ (distance learning). This type of Lifelong Learning Centre has reduced administrative and training costs, so as to meet the needs of the island Municipalities which are less accessible, with few inhabitants and are characterised by a wide geographical spread.
The programme Lifelong Learning Centres - Programmes at National and Local Level ΑΠ7 & ΑΠ8 forms part of the Operational Programme “Education and Lifelong Learning” of the Ministry of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs and it is co-funded by the European Union (European Social Fund) and National Funds.