SEA – Specialization for European Teachers of Basic Skills for Adults

SEA is a Learning Partnership within the Grundtvig / LLP programme that brings together European researchers, teacher training institutions and education providers of basic skills instruction to adults.

The partnership aims primarily at establishing a meeting place for the exchange of knowledge and experience regarding the professional development of teachers and trainers of basic skills, and it addresses both trained teachers and volunteers.

The quality of education is strongly dependent on the quality of the teacher and therefore the training of professionals and volunteers working in the field of adult education should also respond to high standards of quality.

One of the major objectives for SEA is to improve the delivery of basic skills courses for adults through adequately trained teachers. The main outcome of the project partnership will be a list of criteria and recommendations for further development of quality curriculums, methods and training for basic skills teachers. The project is also expected to give concrete input to the workshops organized within the EBSN Academy.

The partnership will be contributing to national and European policy through the project’s cooperation with the European Basic Skills Network, EBSN.


  • ACEFIR, Spain (project coordinator)

  • ACEV, Turkey

  • Bureau Lidwien Vos de Wael, the Netherlands

  • DIE, Germany

  • Skills Norway, Norway

Project period

October 2013 – May 2015.

Read more at the SEA website