Past Projects

Mediators for Dialogue: Lessons and Consequences of Regional Armed Conflicts in the Eastern Partnership Countries and Russia, and Ways to Use Mediation to Minimize Negative Consequences

The project was implemented with financial support from bpb (The German Federal Agency for Civic Education). The project activities covered the period of August to November 2022. The project aimed at increasing the capacity of civic education professionals to prevent and escalate conflict situations through experience and mediation based on technologies and principles that will be in demand by target groups and will yield measurable results in the context of civil society development at the local level in the Eastern Partnership countries and Russia. The project was jointly implemented by the EENCE members with the involvement of international experts.

The results of the satellite were presented at the EENCE forum which held 21-23 October in

Strengthening the Specific Role of Universities as Lifelong Learning Institutions expertise on lifelong learning in Azerbaijan

The project was implemented under the supervision of Tbilisi State University with the financial support of the European Commission within the Tempus IV Programme. The project activities covered the period from 2013 to 2015. The project aimed at strengthening capacities for University Lifelong Learning in Countries of the South Caucasus. The project objectives were such as:

  • Benchmarking potentials and development of institutional recommendations for boosting the role of PUs as LLL institutions.
  • Strengthening of strategic, infrastructural, and human capacities in 9 partner universities as a model for the development and implementation of management of ULLL
  • Develop a regional network as a platform for regular dialogue and information exchange on ULLL challenges and opportunities in the region

AEA was one of the local partners of TSU in Azerbaijan such as Khazar and Qafqaz Universities.

Training Program for teachers on New Secondary School Education Curriculum.

The program was implemented in the frame of the Second Education Sector Development Project. The objective of the Project was to enhance the effectiveness of teaching and learning conditions in general education schools through curriculum and teacher in-service training. About 800 primary school teachers in 6 training centers in Shaki-Zagatala economic zone were trained in 2011. Starting in 2012, AEA becomes an institutional partner of TGC LLC as a request of the new tender rules.  During 2012-2016 the program was implemented under the supervision of TGC LLC in partnership with AEA.

Support for Adult and Non-formal Education in Azerbaijan

The project was implemented in 2012. AEA received the grant from the Regional Project Office for Caucasus and Turkey of dvv international. During the project, the financial support covered further education of multipliers of adult education, support of the Association, a study trip to Hannover Germany and etc.

The Adult Training Centers as an Opportunity for Poverty Reduction, Education and Social Inclusion COPE project (2009-2012)

The project was implemented in partnership with and supervision of DVV International by the financial support of the European Commission in the frame of the “Non-State Actors and Local Authorities in Development” program.  The overall objectives of the project were to support poverty reduction and promote social integration and stimulate the important role of adult education in increasing employability and social inclusion in rural areas of Azerbaijan.  The specific objective of the project was to build partnerships and enhance the capacity of ATC network, local authorities, and non-governmental organizations which will help create an effective educational system and ensure its sustainability. The project was implemented in 30 months in 6 southern regions of Azerbaijan and achieved the following results:

  1. The network of new ATC in Masalli and 5 training centers in neighboring southern regions is created, and its capacity is enhanced;
  2. The capacity of human resources and their employment chances are developed through market-oriented educational courses.
  3. Active cooperation between the local authority and non-state actors is reinforced for the efficiency of the action. The awareness of Badolan municipality of Masalli region and other local authorities on the civil rights of their community members is increased.
  4. Public awareness of educational opportunities in selected regions is increased and the vital role of adult education and lifelong learning for development is promoted

Nearly 900 people directly benefited from the project.

Research on Adult Education in Azerbaijan

The research project was implemented with the financial aid of dvv international (German Adult Education Association) in 2009. The research was conducted by national research experts, but not limited to.  International expert in adult education from Serbia Katarina Popovic also gave an invaluable contribution to the development of the research. The results of the research were submitted later to UNESCO.

Generally, research was dedicated to:

  • Policy, legislation, and financing of adult education and training in Azerbaijan
  • Quality of AET: provision, participation, and achievements
  • Development objectives of adult education in Azerbaijan and  recommendations

Empowering Women Candidates and Voters to join the Elections

The project was financed by the Norwegian embassy in Azerbaijan. The project aimed to activate women in Azerbaijan for participation and voting in the 2009 Municipality and 2010 Parliamentary elections.  It is important that this project provided non-partisan support to any woman wanting to be involved. We focused on developing issues of importance to women as campaign issues and undertook to increase the number of women running for election.

At the end of the project the following results were achieved:

  1. Local resources – translated and adapted manuals on women’s participation in politics and elections in the local language provided; Azerbaijani language website with online educational resources.
  2. The capacity of women to take part in political processes increased.
  3. Participation of tens of women candidates in the elections.
  4. Looking to the future – Women Candidates’ Forum – laying a foundation for 2010

Approximately 180-200 women activists benefited from the project from Baku and 4 regions.