PROMOCITI - Promoting active citizenship

Erasmus+ Projekt – KA2 Partnership in Adult Education  

Project duration: March 2022 - March 2024



Project description

The main goal of the PROMOCITI project is to promote civic engagement and participation in adult education. We want to inspire adult education institutions such as educational houses to integrate active civic engagement into their portfolio and educational programs.

It is crucial for the educational staff of educational houses and similar organizations to adopt active citizenship as one of the main challenges for their future work and therefore to gain competence in how to initiate and promote processes and/or activities in the field of civic participation and to gain practical experience.

We aim to inspire adult education institutions to integrate active citizenship into their portfolio and educational programs by offering a Train-the-Trainer (TTT) course for their educational staff. 

Within PROMOCITI, the curriculum for this TTT course will be developed, consisting of a theoretical and a practical part. A particular focus will be on the methodology of designing and facilitating hybrid workshops and digital storytelling. To ensure that the curriculum meets the needs of the field, we are looking for 3-4 people from each partner country who are willing to test it and provide feedback to the project team.

The theoretical part consists of two training modules (classroom sessions) in Spain and Austria. In the practical part, participants have to put their theoretical knowledge into practice. They are expected to organize at least one pilot workshop in their country/region to start a longer-term cooperation with local/regional stakeholders.



Project activities

- 5 Transnational meetings in Germany, Sweden, Spain, Austria and Poland.

- Comprehensive survey on the specific role of adult education institutions in active citizenship: key issues, success factors, and perspectives

- Development and testing of a train-the-trainer curriculum for educational staff: promoting active citizenship through adult education and digital storytelling

- 2 train-the-trainer modules in Spain and Austria with 3-4 participants from each partner country + online peer groups to collaborate on the development of regional pilot workshops

- 5 multiplier events in Germany, Austria, Sweden and Poland.


The Project partners are:

The lead partner in this project is the Association of Educational Centers in Rural Areas, an organization that represents the interests and educational work of 44 Heimvolkshochschulen throughout Germany. 

- SPES Zukunftsakademie, A

- ARGE Bildungshäuser Österreich, A

- Federació d‘Associacions Culturals i Educatives de Persones Adultes, ES

- Färnebo folkhögskola , SWE

- Ogólnopolska Sieć Uniwersytetów Ludowych, POL