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Innovative Practices in Adult Education

Date: 15.04.2012

The Study Visit,  organized by Pixel, aimed to provide participants with the opportunity to get to know and compare with own experience, the strategies and practices for the organization and management of adult education initiatives in Italy.

The specific objectives of the “Innovative Practices in Adult Education” Mobility Initiative was to give participants the opportunity to:
• Acquire a better understanding of the Italian and Tuscan Adult Education system
• Acquire knowledge about the current policies and strategies for the organisation and management of the Adult Education.
• Acquire information about how Adult Education is organised and managed in Italy and in Tuscany in particular
• Experience the delivery of Adult Education lectures
• Acquire information of the existing methods and experiences for the organisation and management of Adult Education initiatives
• Share best practices with Adult Education institutions both at public and private level
• Develop new contacts and explore opportunities of cooperation with public and private institutions operating in the field of Adult Education in Tuscany


Presentation of the Study Visit

10 teachers of the PESAG Penio Penev Institute of Ruse (Bulgaria)


  • Confederazione Italiani Agricoltori – CIA


    The "Confederation of Agricultural Enterprises" (CIA) is an organization that operates in Italy, Europe and internationally for the advancement of agriculture and to defend the equal dignity in society and income of farmers. It represents farmers and all those related to agriculture.
    The CIA represents associations, institutes and companies who work on food safety and environmental protection in the field of social security, health, fiscal and tax administration, technical advice, training, insurance, farm, organic farming and to protect the elderly, women and youth.
    The CIA is one of the largest agricultural enterprises organizations in Europe. There are are more than 900.000 members, of which about 300,000 farmers and farm workers.

  • Technical and Vocational Institute Leonardo da Vinci

    Universities and Schools

    Leonardo da Vinci is a technical and vocational school created in September 1900.
    The school staff is composed by over 400 teachers.
    The school trains every year over 1000 students providing vocational education courses in the following disciplines: mechanics, construction, electronics, electrical engineering, telecommunications, chemistry, computer science.
    The age of the students of the Technical and Vocational Institute is 14 to 19.

  • Eurocentres

    Universities and Schools

    The Eurocentres school, the oldest state-recognized school of foreign languages in Florence, can be found in Palazzo Guadagni, a Renaissance palace dating from the 16th century which is located in the middle of the old town centre near the Ponte Vecchio. Eurocentres is a Swiss Foundation which was established in 1948 to help people to learn to communicate in different languages. At present Eurocentres teaches in 35 schools around Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Japan. About 13'000 students annually study one of the world's most important languages at Eurocentres: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian or Japanese.

  • Centro Machiavelli


    Since 1978 the Italian language school Centro Machiavelli has been a meeting place for those drawn to Italian. It hold courses in Italian language, History of Art (interpreting the iconography), Music (opera), Italian cooking and Cultural and recreational activities such as seminars, guided visits, workshops, excursions , field trips.

  • IAL Toscana

    Public Authorities

    IAL Toscana is an agency for professional training promoted by the Trade Union CISL Toscana. Created in 1997, its aims are: to develop the know-how of young people giving them a training opportunity oriented to a professional integration, to sustain the personal growth of workers improving their professional competences, to contribute to the local social and economic development increasing the professional skills of the human resources. IAL Toscana intends to prevent the continuous evolutions happening within the job market. This is the main reason why IAL stands as the people looking for a job or needing a professional retraining as the companies attempting to increase their position within local and national market. IAL realizes educational activities addressed to adult people in order to reskill their competences and to avoid the social exclusion, helping them to keep their position over the job market.

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D.K.I. Penio Penev Institute of Ruse, Bulgaria April 2012 Training Course & Study Visit

The visits we made to adult education institutions were very useful and interesting. The cultural visit was also very well organized.

K.P.D. Penio Penev Institute of Ruse, Bulgaria April 2012 Training Course & Study Visit

Everything we learned during the Study Visit will be applied in our future work

R.D.K. Penio Penev Institute of Ruse, Bulgaria April 2012 Training Course & Study Visit

The tutoring received by Pixel was excellent: our expectations have been fully satisfied

V.G. Penio Penev Institute of Ruse, Bulgaria April 2012 Training Course & Study Visit

I really appreciated our Pixel tutors. I'll thank Pixel for the excellent partnership and the constant help. 

V.Z. Penio Penev Institute of Ruse, Bulgaria April 2012 Training Course & Study Visit

We liked the hospitality received. The topics and the visits were absolutely well chosen. As a teacher I appreciated the possibility to learn more about the Italian education system. 

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