The aims and objectives of Lead-In project are based on 2 priorities defined for Grundtvig multilateral projects: 4.2.4 Quality assurance of adult learning including the professional development of staff; and 4.2.2 The role of adult education in strengthening social inclusion and gender equality, specifically developing methods for encouraging participation of men in areas where they are underrepresented.
Thus, the main aims of Lead-In project are:
1) To improve management of adult education by improving the skills and competences of adult education leaders (with special focus on increasing participation, involvement of men, inclusion);
2) To develop, test and disseminate an innovative and non-formal approaches of staff development: a mentoring programme for adult education leaders (mentoring based on blended learning approach, based on meetings and virtual communication via social networks);
3) To share the approaches and strategies for increasing participation and to learn from the best practices in partner countries;
4) To formulate and propose strategies for encouraging participation of men in adult learning.
The target groups which will be addressed during and after Lead-In project:
Direct target groups:
1) formal and informal leaders of non-formal adult education: managers, course organizers, training coordinators, project managers and coordinators, marketing managers, leaders of NGOs offering learning opportunities;
2) adult education institutions and NGOs offering adult learning opportunities;
3) stakeholders, trainers of adult education leaders; adult teacher trainers; professionals in education management;
4) Indirect target groups: all adult learners, men as participants in adult learning.