We are a not for profit European association and network.
Our focus is on Christian adult education.
Participation in our activities is open to institutions, organizations, associations and individuals.
The European Protestant & Anglican Network for life-long Learning (EAEE) works to strenghten Protestant and Anglican adult education in Europe, to encourage cooperation at the European level and to affirm European identity. This is expressed by valuing the rich plurality of regional identities and contexts, and through our common commitment to education, empowerment, intercultural awareness and by improving mutual understanding.
The Network is open to a variety of common activities and forms of cooperation. One established format is our annual EAEE Studytour to a particular European country.
Who we are.
- We are the network of Protestant and Anglican adult education in Europe.
- We provide a platform for professional exchange inside our churches and between churches and public adult education.
- We support the voice of adult education in church and society.
- We offer a place of learning within the realm of religious education in relation to a democratic education in Europe.
Basic theological guidelines
- We refer to the confessions of the World Council of Churches and believe the God revealed in Jesus Christ calls us:
- to recognize equal dignity in each human being including personal history, ethnic origins, gender, sexual identity, social rank and accomplishments, recognizing ones vulnerability and struggle of life.
- to consider and respect every person as unique and as a free individual.
- to safeguard that every individual has been given the promise of freedom and can legitimately claim to be the subject of ones own life.
- to act as individuals as well as members of a community in order to preserve God’s creation.
- Humanity is God’s project and hope as he had showed us in Jesus Christ.
- Our responsibility is to get involved in that project for the sake of our human sisters and brothers and for ourselves.
Basic pedagogical guidelines
- We value lifelong learning as part of the fundamental human rights and as an element of human dignity.
- We support all efforts which empower us to understand ourselves, society and the world around us.
- We aim at empowerment to act as European Christians and citizens both developing social conditions and protecting natural environment.
- We have committed ourselves to Christian education, because we believe in the power of understanding life through Christian beliefs on the foundation of the Bible.
- We consider interreligious and intercultural dialogue and managing diversities as one of our main tasks.
- We regard any individual as gifted with both an amount of emotion and cognition.
- We support contextually orientated learning.
- We follow a systemic approach, which unites the personal and social aspects of an individual. We work with the holistic view that spirituality and employability are essential parts of personal development.
Approved by the General Assembly June 2015 at Brno, Czech Republic