Between 2001 and 2013, the Grundtvig programme financed the studies of adult educators and adult learners in other European countries. During 13 years, more than €3 million were allocated to international activities in this field of activity.
Since 2008, Estonian educational institutions have also been able to participate in Nordplus Adult, a programme for adult learning in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Between 2008 and 2017, projects coordinated by 41 Estonian institutions have been approved for grants totalling more than €600,000.
Adult learning is also addressed by the Erasmus+ cooperative European educational programme that was started in 2014 and unites all fields of education. During the first four years, 42 Estonian adult education organisations have participated, receiving grants totalling €1.6 million.