The European programme for adult education

The Grundtvig programme supports people and organisations/institutions in the field of adult education, specifically with regard to assistantships and in-service training and projects between partner organisations from different European countries. Funding applications can be submitted for mobility and cooperation projects.


One or two-year mobility projects for organisations / institutions, with the opportunity for individuals to receive further training in other European countries


Two or three-year cooperation projects with European partners in the field of adult education

Who can submit an application to Grundtvig?

  • Any public or private institution or organisation active in adult education, i.e. passing knowledge on to adults. The institution / organisation must be domiciled in Switzerland.
  • Individuals cannot submit applications, and must instead do so via an institution / organisation.


What are the deadlines for submitting Grundtvig applications?

The project application deadlines for 2014 have not yet been set. However, what is certain is that there will be separate application deadlines for mobility and cooperation projects:

  • Mobility projects: 17 March 2014
  • Cooperation projects: 30 April 2014


Which activities does Grundtvig support?

  • Individual mobility: assistantships and in-service training in other European countries
  • Cooperation projects between institutions / organisations from at least three different programme countries


Which countries can be considered for Grundtvig activities?

The following countries take part in European education and training programmes:

  • 28 EU Member States
  • Member states of the European Free Trade Association: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland
  • EU accession candidates: Turkey and FYROM (Macedonia)


How long do Grundtvig activities run for?

  • Mobility projects: one to two years
  • Individual mobility: between two days and two months
  • Cooperation projects: two to three years


How high is the level of funding from Grundtvig?

The level of funding depends on the key action in question (mobility, cooperation) as well as the number, type and duration of activities chosen. You can find further information on the webpage of the key action in question.

Additional funding can be applied for in the case of projects that integrate people with special needs. Please contact the Grundtvig programme team:, 032 346 18 18.