[English] ETHICS – Ethical Competence as Educational Component in Adult Education

Mar 30, 2012Education and Training

ETHICS, Ethical Competence in Adult Education as Educational Component will lead to the production of tools and training materials on education and evaluation of ethical responsibilities and their role in education provision for adults. Ethical responsibilities generally relate to how a person constructs him or herself and his/her relationships with others according to a number of values​​, involving both affective and emotional aspects. These skills seem to have, a certain influence on the professional life of the person on one hand and on the other an influence on success in private life. However, the debate on this subject is open and educational issues relating to ethical responsibilities remain to be explored.

The project aims to clarify the meaning, define the nature and draw guidelines as related to the education and assessment of these skills. The partners and participants involved in the project will work together to produce a guide to proper education and assessment of skills in ethical education for adults.

The creation of this guide will lead the partners to experience firsthand the tools used in their respective local and national environments, therefore identifying  common European values ​​and their sharing amongst  all partners and stakeholders involved.


Program: DG EAC: Lifelong Learning Program – Grundtvig – Learning partnership


Project duration: August 2009 – July 2011



  • Creation of a reference guide for trainers of adults, providing tools for education and evaluation of ethical competencies.
  • Identification of national ethical values follone by European ones, that can then be turned into skills.
  • Promotion of the exchange of good practices among the partners on the issues in question.



  • During the first meeting, held in Vilnius, the partners  decided which ethical values ​​would be approached during the successive stages.
  • During the second meeting, it was decided which methodologies would be used for the transfer and evaluation of ethical skills, and a first draft of the guide was mapped.
  • Coming activities will be defined during the next meeting, to be held in Galati, Romania.



  • Coordinator: Vilnius College of Higher Education, Lituania.
  • Centro per lo Sviluppo Creativo “Danilo Dolci”, Italia
  • Aydıncık Halk Eğtim Merkezi, Turchia
  • House of Educational Staff, Romania
  • Rotterdam university of Applied Sciences, Olanda
  • European Center for Quality Ltd, Bulgaria
  • Riga management School, Lettonia



Centro Sviluppo Creativo Danilo Dolci: presidente@danilodolci.org