Non-Profit Space: the Non-Profit Sector as key & transversal competencies generator


GRUNDTVIG Multilateral projects     

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The Consortium has been set up to represent LLL with actors dealing directly with adults learning and with actors of the main Non-profit areas of intervention. Adult education is a key component of LLL and has a key role within all the EU strategies starting from Lisbon. It’s considered a “public good” and a public responsibility, with a cultural mediation role and a support to the social capital  growth in terms of increase in citizen participation, better health conditions and higher level of wealth and individual realization feeling, which are typical feature of Non-profit. Despite the increasing attention of the EU towards LLL, adult education is not developed enough today. NOPROS intends to facilitate the access to LLL and the attainment of key and transversal competencies by using the Non-profit sector as a tool.




The main outputs are:
NOPROS LEARNING CIRCLES METHODOLOGY: as a democratic and emancipatory method and arena for learning, particularly among adults. This methodology will be integrated with positive group work skills, to develop self-confidence, strong creative verbal & physical vocabulary, imaginative thinking.

5 NOPROS LEARNING CIRCLES CURRICULA: each of them dealing with specific feature and areas of interventions of the Non-Profit sector for achieving key & transversal competencies.

SHORT TERM IMPACT: advantages of the NOPROS learning circles methodology for both the organizations and stakeholders dealing with LLL and the “adults community” to be involved in the experimentation. Each partner will be in charge of setting up an experimentation environment for testing at least 2 LC curricula.

LONG TERM IMPACT: the further beneficiaries will be reached during the dissemination and thanks to the setting up of the e-Learning Circles for contributing to the EU strategies for enhancing the quality of training offer and for increasing the adults participating to LLL.


Read the project newsletters:

  • Newsletter No 1 (May 2010) HERE
  • Newsletter No 2 (September 2010) HERE
  • Newsletter No 3 (January 2011) HERE
  • Newsletter No 4 (October 2011) HERE


NGO Tamat from Italy;
La Societa' dello Spettacolo from Italy;
ANCE from Greece;
CENJOR from Portugal;
National Media Museum from Great Britain;
De-Charles Resources Limited from Great Britain;
Assist Social Capital from Great Britain;
Lietuvos profesinių sąjungų konfederacija from Lithuania;
AEAE Andras from Estonia;
SEED from Switzerland;
CEL from Netherlands. 

NOPROS projectpartner in the first meeting in Tallinn, May 2010

"With the support of the Grundtvig Programm of the European Union"