ASEM LLL HUB
ASEM Education and Research Hub for LIFELONG LEARNING
(ASEM LLL Hub)
The ASEM LLL Hub, established in 2005, is an official network of Asian and European higher education institutions, working and learning together to achieve excellence in comparative research on lifelong learning, to offer research-based education policy recommendation, and to develop mutual understanding between Asia and Europe. It also facilitates researcher and student mobility and exchange within and between the two world regions.
The ASEM LLL Hub provides a platform for dialogue between researchers, practitioners and policy makers in order to contribute to evidence-based educational reform and innovation. Its five research networks exchange knowledge, conduct comparative research and produce coordinated publications and reports. In parallel with five active research networks, the Hub has a Hub University Council composed of senior representatives from its partner universities (currently, 36 representatives from 36 universities in 28 ASEM countries) and a Hub Advisory Board that at present brings together 25 national ministries and 5 international organizations.
In cooperation with partner universities and ASEM governments, the ASEM LLL Hub together with its five research networks organizes every year seminars and conferences, publishes books and disseminates information on its website. At ASEM LLL conferences, the research results are presented to the public, representatives of ASEM ministries and academic communities.
The ASEM Education and Research Hub for Lifelong Learning provides opportunities for collaboration between Asian and European countries with regard to the intersection between research-informed practice, evidence-based research and research-based policy making.
In line with ASEM guiding principles, the ASEM LLL Hub aims - in a spirit of mutual respect and equal partnership - to strengthen the relationship and increase mutual understanding between educational researchers, practitioners, and policy makers working in the two regions..
The ASEM LLL Hub concurs with the definition adopted by the European Commission, which views lifelong learning as "all learning activity undertaken throughout life, with the aim of improving knowledge, skills and competence, within a personal, civic, social and/or employment-related perspective."
Lifelong learning is therefore about:
For the specialist field of lifelong learning, the ASEM LLL Hub seeks to establish and support:
The Hub consists of 3 sub-groups:
ASEM LLL Hub Secretariat is hosted by the Department of Education, Aarhus University, Denmark.
Five research networks:
ASEM LLL Hub Secretariat
Department of Education
2400 Copenhagen NV
Tel: + 45 2630 6685
Fax: + 45 8716 1399
THE ASIA SOUTH PACIFIC ASSOCIATION FOR BASIC AND ADULT EDUCATION
History of ASPBAE:
ASPBAE was established in Sydney, Australia, in 1964 by a group of adult educators inspired by the idea of promoting adult education in the region.
In the 70s: established a national adult education association.
1980 – 1990: became a network of NGOs and civil society organisations, promoting changes in adult education.
In 2000: advanced the right of all citizens to quality basic and adult education and meet the Education for All and the Millennium Development Goals
Today, ASPBAE is a regional association of more than 200 organisations and individuals. It works towards promoting quality education for all and transformative and liberating, life-long adult education and learning.
ASPBAE is a network of organizations and individuals involved in formal and non-formal adult education, working with and through NGOs, community organizations, government agencies, universities, trade unions, indigenous people, women's organizations, the media, and other institutions of civil society across the Asia Pacific.
ASPBAE's areas of operation:
ASPBAE's sponsors and partners:
dvv international (Germany), Dutch government, Education Program Development Fund (EPDF), COMMON Education Foundation (CEF), Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU), ActionAid International, Oxfam GB, UNESCO Paris, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, UNESCO Office in Bangkok, United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI), The United Nations International Emergency Children's Fund (UNICEF), British Commonwealth, the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAid), the New Zealand Agency for International Development (NZAID), Oxfam New Zealand, the Myer Foundation, Australia.
ASPBAE Secretariat (India office)
9th Floor, Eucharistic Congress Building No. 3
5 Convent Street, Colaba
Mumbai 400 039
Tel:+91 22 2202 1391/ 2281 6853
Fax:+91 22 2283 2217
ASPBAE Philippines office
ASPBAE Asia Advocacy and Campaigns Office
Unit 14 Casal Bldg., No.15 Anonas St.
Barangay Quirino 3-A, Project 3
Quezon City 1102
ASPBAE Australia office
C/- Downer Business Park,
2 Bradfield Street, Downer ACT, 2602
Tel:+612 6241 6252
Fax:+612 6241 5284
German Adult Education Association (Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband e.V., DVV)
The objective of DVV International is the promotion of development through cooperation in youth and adult education.
DVV International is the Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association (Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband e.V., DVV), which, in turn, is the federal umbrella association for the 16 regional associations of Germany's community adult education centres (Volkshochschulen, VHS). DVV and its Institute represent the interests of the association's members, together with those of over 1000 Volkshochschulen, at the national, European, and international level.
The domestic and international work of DVV International is guided by a commitment to human rights and the Institute's principles on the promotion of women and gender equality.
DVV International is active on a worldwide basis, cooperating with more than 200 partners in over 35 countries. The Institute sees itself as a professional partner that brings experience and resources to joint projects and learns, in turn, from its partners.
The work of DVV International is financed mainly with funds from the federal budget and other donors.
Youth and Adult Education
Education is a universal human right. It is a basic need and an indispensable prerequisite for development.
Education for youth and adults is a core component of education and plays a key role in the process of lifelong learning as general, vocational, cultural, and scientific continuing education and further training.
Non-formal and out-of-school education programmes that provide young people and adults with life-skills training serve functions that complement formal education and training and compensate for their deficiencies.
Obere Wilhelmstraße 32
DVV international Regional office in Lao PDR
No. 351/19, Wat nark yai road
Thapalanxay village, Sisattanark District
P.O.Box 1215, Vientiane capital,
Tel: +856-21 3158323
DVV international Branch Office in Uzbekistan
Zarbog str. 33, 100031 Tashkent
Tel./ Fax: (+998 71) 1205536,1206057, 2562218
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UiL) is a non-profit, policy-driven, international research, training, information, documentation and publishing centre of UNESCO. One of six educational institutes of UNESCO, UiL promotes lifelong learning policy and practice with a focus on adult learning and education, especially literacy and non-formal education and alternative learning opportunities for marginalized and disadvantaged groups. UiL’s activities are geared towards achieving the Education for All (EFA) and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) along with the objectives of the International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA) series, the United Nations Literacy Decade (UNLD), the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD), and the UNESCO Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE). UiL answers to the concerns of Member States, giving priority to Africa, Least Developed Countries and E-9 countries. Although UiL’s main focus is on Africa and the developing countries, the Institute was among the first organisations to examine functional adult literacy in Europe. Currently, UiL is addressing the thematic area of literacy in Europe through advocacy, networking and collaborative research activities. UiL’s goal for its literacy-related activities is to further literacy as a foundation for lifelong learning.
UiL provides technical support to Member States, including consulting services and programme monitoring and evaluation. UiL enhances literacy and non-formal education, and adult and lifelong learning through advocacy and networking, research and capacity building.
The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning works in close cooperation with UNESCO Headquarters, the regional, cluster and field offices of UNESCO as well as its sister Institutes. Its Governing Board, which meets annually to review work performed and plan future policy, consists of 12 educationists recruited worldwide and appointed by the Director-General of UNESCO, as is its Director. Among the 30 members of its workforce are education and social science researchers, librarians and publications staff along with administrative, secretarial and technical personnel. The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg provides the Institute with a villa registered as an historic monument on premises close to the University of Hamburg, with which the Institute enjoys an increasingly strong partnership.
UiL's mission is to see to that all forms of education and learning – formal, non-formal and informal– are recognized, valued and available for meeting the demands of individuals and communities throughout the world. UiL responds to these demands and helps meet the challenges facing humanity (peace and democracy, sustainable development and poverty eradication, nurturing diversity, defeating HIV/AIDS, protecting the environment) with policy-driven research, capacity-building, networking, publications and technical services for Member States and non-governmental and civil society organisations, as well as private providers at their request.
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
Tel: +49 40 4480410
Fax: +49 40 4107723