Festival vzdelávania dospelých s Pressburg Academy

Area — Outreach

Short description of content / purpose

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. 

Why we consider it an example of 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 / organizer

Pressburg Academy, civic association, Jakubovo námestie 1, 811 09 Bratislava

Target group (select from the list)

All adults (general public)

Funding sources (select from the list)

Public resources (national, regional, …)

European *

Non-profit organization

Who are the stakeholders involved? How are they involved?

Association of Adult Education Institutions in the Slovak Republic (AIVD), The Bridge, Age Management Balancing as media partners.

How does the practice contribute to 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.

Which elements can 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.

Potential target group 

the target group is adults and seniors

Practical evaluation carried out (YES / NO)

questionnaire survey

Measures taken following evaluation

selection of topics and updating of educational content

Participation data (if available, also provide reference period and data on low-skilled involvement)

more than 1000 views

Detailed description and recommendation for usability (max. 1000 characters)

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Internet link

https://pressburgacademy.org/festival-vzdelavania/