Network for Effective Lifelong Learning Initiatives and Information (NELLII)

27th August 2015

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Location / Country / Region

Bulgaria

Time frame

2012 – 2013

Short description

In the framework of a project initiated by the Ministry of Education and Science, a national network of Regional LLL Councils was created. This network linked formal and non-formal education, training, all levels of learning (preschool, secondary – general and vocational, higher education, adult training), as well as other sectors such as employment. The main objective of this project is the  popularisation of the various forms, opportunities and benefits of learning at every age. The result of the project was the putting in place of 56 LLL ambassadors trained in 28 regional centres, the creation of a manual for information and initiatives in the field of LLL, the establishment of 28 Regional LLL councils (covering the whole territory of the country) gathering above 900 local actors – authorities, education institutions, NGOs, business and media; the conduction of 28 local and 6 regional LLL festivals with 28500 participants in total covered by above 130 media; the creation of an e-compendium where the good practices collected were included and the organisation of a national conference.

Actors Involved

The actors involved include regional Inspectorates of Education, national institutions related to LLL, regional and local authorities, formal education and training providers, non-formal training organisations and institutions, NGOs, business representatives, employment offices and the media.

Target audiences

The project targeted young people and adults of all age groups.

 Relevant links, websites, etc.

http://www.minedu.government.bg/?go=page&pageId=13&subpageId=250

http://eufunds.bg/bg/pubs/3718


Background

Political, Economic, Social, Technical, Environmental dimensions

Ensuring the conditions for the popularisation of various opportunities and benefits of learning among citizens of all ages is one of the key prerequisite for stimulating involvement in lifelong and lifewide education and training. The established Regional LLL Councils will contribute in the future to the development of LLL policies and practices at both regional and local levels, as well as to their popularisation among the target groups.


Analysis

Sustainability

The project design includes ensuring the conditions for the sustainability of the successful activities implemented. Indeed, the manual, the e-compendium as well as the information campaigns are available.

The 28 Regional LLL Councils established in the frames of the project continue their activities after the project end.

Key success factors

The key success factors of the project were the commitment of all the actors involved and the ensured funds for the implementation of all the planned activities.

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