International Conference on “Diversity in Adult Education: Community, Integration, Governance

divina-logoThe DAISSy research group of Hellenic Open University (HOU), in collaboration with the National Center for Social Research (EKKE), organized the International Conference on “Diversity in Adult Education: Community, Integration, Governance” on 12 & 13 December 2018 at the Electra Hotel Athena. The conference marked the completion of the transnational European project DIVINA-EDU: Diversity in Adult Education.

The Conference first explored the links between understanding and managing diversity in adult education. At a second, but clearly related level, however, the conference sought to unravel this exploration from a monolithic “educational” orientation. Thus, it demonstrated the more general implications that educational and diversity-centered approaches can have on broader issues such as community building, social inclusion, diversity management, etc. You can read more here!


International Conference: Diversity In Education: Community, Integration, Governance

FINAL CONFERENCE - POSTERThe DAISSy research group of Hellenic Open University (HOU) and the National Center for Social Research (EKKE) are organizing the International Conference “Diversity in Adult Education: Community, Integration, Governance”. The conference will take place on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th December 2018, in Athens, at Electra Hotel (Ermou 5, Syntagma, 1st floor, Athena Hall).

The aim of the conference is to highlight approaches and practices relating to the wide range of adult education (formal and informal) and their association with the understanding and management of diversity. In addition, the conference is exploring the effects of this association on issues of social inclusion, community formation and governance.

The topic of the conference will be developed in relation to the following axes:

  • Diversity in Adult Education – Modern Prospects and Challenges
  • Diversity in the Community: policies and practices
  • Diversity in Society and Governance: Institutionally Innovative Policies and Local Initiatives
  • Working Life and Social Inclusion

The conference is addressed at educators, researchers and professionals related to education, immigrants, NGOs and voluntary organizations, public sector bodies as well as representatives of local government.

The conference marks the completion of the transnational European project “DIVINA-EDU: Diversity in Adult Education”, which was implemented as a KA2 Strategic Partnership under the Erasmus + program coordinated by the Centro de Formación Somorrostro (Spain) and partners from four Member States EU (Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal), including the DAISSy Research Group of HOU.

Participation to the conference is free of charge. Participants will be given an attendance certificate. Conference languages: English and Greek.

For more information about the conference visit http://daissy.eap.gr/divina2018/

For the DIVINA-EDU project you can find out at http://diversityadultedu.eu/

The activities of the DAISSy research team of the CRD are posted at http://daissy.eap.gr/en/


2nd newsletter of DIVINA project

divina-logo-mdWelcome to the second digital Newsletter of the Divina (Diversity in Adult Education) European Project. The DIVINA project aims to provide specific skills and tools for adult education trainers and staff in order to manage diversity in adult education institutions.

The second project result is ready

We are happy to announce and share with you all that the second project result, the Training Methodology and Course Outline on Diversity Management in Adult Education has been finished and that everyone can have access to it.

In the second intellectual output of DIVINA EDU project you will find a summary of the main needs the teachers and staff underline when managing the diversity in and outside the classrooms, the learning outcomes and content for the course on diversity management we are working on and the methodology is going to be used at it.

Read more here!