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Other dimensions of internationalisation in adult education and training


13.Mobility and internationalisation

13.6Other dimensions of internationalisation in adult education and training

Last update: 27 November 2023

European, Global and Intercultural Dimension in Curriculum Development

The government sets the framework for education within which institutions must operate. The board of the institution is ultimately responsible for the elaboration of education. The education and examination regulations set out the choices regarding the curriculum and examinations.

In adult education, it is not prescribed to cover the topics of Europe and the European Union. However, depending on the importance of the course, these topics may be covered and the basic principle is that international aspects of the subject area are covered in each course.

Partnerships and Networks


Within Erasmus+, Key action 2 focuses on strategic partnerships in VET and adult education. Strategic partnerships are international (small- and large-scale) cooperation projects within the education, training and youth sector aimed at developing, transferring and implementing innovative approaches at organizational, local, regional, national and/or European level.

Target group

Organizations active in education/training or its extension, such as local, regional or national governments, validating institutions, chambers of commerce, business, non-profit institutions.


  • Innovation and quality improvement of education (e.g. methods curricula, ICT tools);
  • Strengthening cooperation between actors in the education field, government and business;
  • Sharing knowledge/good practices in the field of education;
  • Recognizing and validating learning outcomes.


Internationalization at home

As part of internationalization at home, schools have the opportunity to engage in online collaboration with schools and/or companies abroad. For example, with eTwinning. Nuffic supports MBO schools in this on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. See also: Internationalisation at home in mbo | Nuffic.