EU projects help AONTAS to strengthen our advocacy work in Ireland. With our European colleagues, we're stronger together. 

We're working to make a different in global challenges, like climate change and sustainability, the digital divide, and threats to democracy. 

European projects also offer great opportunities for capacity building, sharing best practice, developing resources, and training for AONTAS members across Ireland.

We'll keep fighting for the right of all adults in Ireland to access quality lifelong learning. 


The Learners As Leaders Programme

A prime example is the Learners As Leaders programme, funded under the New European Agenda for Adult Learning (NEAAL). 

Here, learners develop skills in areas like critical thinking, communication, and creative problem-solving. They learn how to advocate for themselves and others with similar experiences. Click here for more on Learners As Leaders. 



AONTAS is also involved in a number of European projects which aim to support our members with their work and promote access to, and participation in adult learning.

BEEP: Basic Education and Empowerment for Political Participation

Here at AONTAS, we believe that adult education can strengthen democracy. That’s why we got involved in the Basic…

Regional Capacity for Adult Learning and Education (RegALE)

The goal of this project - "Regional capacity for Adult Learning and Education" or RegALE - is to strengthen the…

New European Agenda for Adult Learning (NEAAL)

Inclusive Recovery and Transformation: Adult Learning Post-Covid-19 (2022-2023) AONTAS is the National Coordinator…


The FutureLabAE project addresses two main issues; the situation of democracy in Europe and the high number of…

Blueprint for Basic Skills Development in Slovakia (BLUESS)

BLUESS is a collaboration of partners, including AONTAS, that works together to support the development and implementation…

Erasmus+ KA1 Mobility - Build Advocate Mobilise

AONTAS is leading an Erasmus+ KA1 Mobility project called Build Advocate Mobilise (BAM). Mobility projects provide…


The Bildung project is a Key Action 2 project of the Erasmus + programme, which makes it possible for organisations…


The project TO SWITCH – TOwards Senior workers’ Innovative Training CHallenges – brings together a network of partners…