Ove Korsgaard




















It is no longer the idea of a connection between liberal enlightenment and the people’s sovereignty, but adult education and the global economy that characterises the new ideas of lifelong learning.



Ove Korsgaard, professor

at the Danish University of Education, and president of AWE. Quotation from Education and Democracy, 1998









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The project plan 












The idea

The idea of the project is to promote a valuation of amateur culture from the perspective of livelong learning with the purpose to improve the learning quality and outcome of the voluntary cultural activities, and thereby to make them more attractive and transparent for the actual and potential participants.

The outputs

The main output is first of all the development of two types of interrelated on line tools, one type for the learners’ valuation of the personal learning outcome, and another for the providers’ valuation of the organisational learning. Each type will consist of a series of Danish, English, Dutch and Slovenia editions used by the associations participating in the project. 

The second main output is the initiation of a transnational course programme for active in Europe’s amateur culture associations, partly by a pilot Grundtvig in-training course and partly by a pilot Grundtvig workshop. An integrated part of the courses will be exchange of experiences regarding innovative products and best practise in different learning areas, including an introduction to the methodology and practical use of the personal and organisational valuation tool.

The third main output is tree English project publications.

      The first is the survey report on valuation of learning qualities and outcome in voluntary cultural amateur activities including results of questionnaires and interviews in the partnerships associations.

      The second is the compendia on best practise with focus 1) on the main aims of active citizenship, cultural cohesion, personal fulfilment and employ-ability, 2) on a broader view on learning as composed of the tree interrelated dimensions: competence, knowledge and personal formation, 3) on social inclusion of people of all ages, including those with special needs and dis-advantaged groups, 4) and on improving possibilities of transnational European activities as part of the ordinary activities of the cultural associations.

      The third is the compendia on European week courses on learning dimen-sions of amateur culture, including annexes on announcements, organisation and economy.

The consortium

The consortium represents significant umbrella organizations of amateur culture in each participating country. This implies first a huge network and surface of contact, and secondly a potential strong impact of the project results on the activities of the voluntary cultural area.

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The basic document for the coordinating and monitoring of the project implementation can be read here. It is

    The summary of the project description in the application