The aim of the Adult Education Festival with Pressburg Academy is to draw attention to the importance of adult education and
lifelong learning and to bring this idea closer to the general public. Everyone who wants to learn something new, regardless of
age, focus or profession, has a unique opportunity to attend free online lectures, webinars, workshops and discussions.
Reasons why the project / program is considered a “good practice”
Participation in online festival events (workshops, webinars and lectures on various topics) is free. It is intended for all adults
and seniors who want to know more, discover new hobbies and keep their brains in shape. The appreciated result of the
festival is that seniors who have not had experience with online learning tried it for the first time and are “on board” now.
Managing authority / organisation
Pressburg Academy, civic association
Main target group
All adults (general public)
Source of funding
Public resources (national, regional, …)
Association of Adult Education Institutions in the Slovak Republic (AIVD), The Bridge, Age Management Balancing
as media partners.
Contribution of the practice in improving / promoting the social inclusion of the beneficiaries
Learning online new things means living an interesting life, experiencing new adventures, acquiring new skills and meeting
new people, which will make lives more colourful. Educating in adulthood and senior age contributes to the development of
social skills, interests, preconditions for better employment in the labour market (eg. language skills), it is a prevention against
social exclusion in senior age.
Elements of the project / program that could be easily transferred to other contexts
Free educational events targeted at the adult population and specific events for seniors as part of the online education
festival. The event has the ambition to become a cyclical event. It is an inspiration for other adult education institutions to
actively contribute to increasing participation in adult education.
Other potential target groups to which the project / program could be extended
The target groups are adults and seniors.
Practical evaluation carried out
Yes, through the administration of questionnaires.
Results and measures taken following evaluation
Selection of topics and updating of educational content.
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Description of the methods of implementation and any recommendations
Everyone who wants to learn something new, regardless of age, focus or profession, has a unique opportunity to attend free
online lectures, webinars, workshops and discussions. The most popular topics in 2021:
Find out how to start learning a foreign language
Learn how to stay in optimal mental condition
The basics of quality photography and what is worth taking pictures on the go
How to succeed in an online interview and how to make better decisions
Virtual exhibition of modern art – paintings of the first half of the 20th century
Taste Indian cuisine
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
The event has the ambition to become a cyclical event. It is an inspiration for other adult education institutions to actively
contribute to increasing participation in adult education.
Project / program website or other online reference resources