What does „Grundtvig“ mean?

grundtvig-portrait_jpgThe Danish philosoph, writer and educator Nikolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig (1783-1872) is the EU-programm’s eponym. Grundtvig is to be considered as the founder of the movement of the folk high schools („Volkshochschulen“) which have developed to be an alternative to the general education system. His concept of lifelong learning has spread worldwide.

Due to his forceful personality and gargantuan life’s work, he is undoubtedly the one who during the 19th century has influenced his contemporaries in Northern Europe and posterity the most.

Read more about his life and his work here.

What is the GRUNDTVIG-Programme about?

eu_flag_llp_enThe GRUNDTVIG-Programme is one of four sub-programmes of the
Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) of the European Commission. It serves adult education, like trainings and further education. The other three sub-programmes are

  •     COMENIUS for schools,
  •     ERASMUS for higher education and
  •     LEONARDO DA VINCI for vocational education and training.

Here you find more information about the GRUNDTVIG-Programme.

Actual and general information about the EU-GRUNDTVIG Programme

  • How to apply for a project within the EU-Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP)?
    During the Infoday 2013 about the LLP 2013 at 12th of November 2012 in Brussels, all information about the process of application have been spread. Find here the file collection of the sessions and presentations held. Soon, you can follow the presentations by online videos.
  • What other EU-GRUNDTVIG projects exist?
    All other projects financed in 2010 by the GRUNDTVIG programme you can find in this document; those financed in 2011 you con find here.
  • How can I find a certain EU-GRUNDTVIG project online?
    You can check in the EVE-Database in order to find the project relevant to your inquiries.