ERASMUS+ - Understanding Europe

Strategic Partnership for Adult Education 2016-2018

ERASMUS+ - Understanding Europe

We would like to invite you to our multiplier event in the framework of the European ERASMUS+ project “Understanding Europe”. "ERASMUS+ - Understanding Europe 2016-2018" is a European strategic partnership based on the idea, that education plays a key role in the current immigration to Europe.


Since the ideas, hopes, opinions and the knowledge concerning Europe differ widely among refugees and migrants, "Understanding Europe" approaches information deficits, sets educational processes in motion and produces -in addition to learning the local language- a comprehensive learning module with two parts:

  • "Understanding Europe - A guide to European Citizenship" and
  • "Understanding Germany / Austria / Poland / Romania / Bulgaria / Belgium - A guide to German / Austrian / Bulgarian / Polish / Romanian, Belgian citizenship".


On the March 1, 2018 we would like to welcome you to share our experiences and results, but specifically also to connect to the European policy level concerning educational and migration issues.

Please find the programme here:

12:30 h               Registration


13:00 h               Welcome by EU WAREHOUSE (BE) and WIENER Volkshochschule (AU – coordinator) and host Wien Haus

                           Project presentation: ERASMUS+ - “Understanding Europe”: Living in Europe / Living in Austria, Germany, Belgium,   
                           Bulgaria, Romania, Poland…the consortium will present extracts and best practice from their transnational work and
                           engage with the audience


14:15 h                Keynote speech: SP-Delegationsleiterin Evelyn Regner


14:45-16 h          Expert panel and discussion with presentation and input from
                            Evelyn Regner, SP-head of delegation,
                            Herbert Depner (Volkshochschule Wien / lead project partner),
                            Lisette Schermer, European Commission (DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, EAC.B.2.001),

                            Alan Smith, Former Acting Head of Adult Education Union, European Commission & Coordinator, EU Programme
                            for Adult Learning "Grundtvig",
                            moderator: Kerstin Weertz (Director EU WAREHOUSE, Belgian project partner of "Understanding Europe");

                           …followed by a debate with the audience,

                         ... followed by an invitation to a late lunch and informal encounters!

The event will take place at the "Verbindungsbüro der Stadt Wien", Avenue de Tervueren 58, B-1040 Bruxelles. The conference language is English.
You can register by email: kerstin.weertz(at) (Belgium project partner / host).