Digital strategies of Enhancement of the basic skills among adult
as a ChancE to fight agaiNst functional illiTeracy

Project number: 2017-1-RO01-KA204-037242

DECENT is a project funded by the EU through the Erasmus+ Programme, Key action 2 (Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices), Strategic partnership for adult education. It will be implemented by 6 partners with significant experience in the implementation of the projects: ADES (Romania), CWEP (Poland), Znam I Moga Ltd (Bulgaria), CARDET (Cyprus), FYG Consultores (Spain) and CSC (Italy). The total funding provided through the Erasmus+ Programme to the project is of Euro 200,826.

The main goal of the project is to increase the effectiveness of the fight against functional illiteracy among low-skilled adults who are at risk of social exclusion in the six countries. This goal will be achieved through the development of a six modules course “Decent Life without Illiteracy” and of an eTool/ an e-learning platform to combat functional illiteracy, that will create an adapted framework for dialogue and cooperation in the eradication of functional illiteracy with the help of digital instruments.

The low-skilled adults who are at risk of social exclusion (long-term unemployed, people at risk of poverty, low-educated people) are targeted by the project. At the same time, the project addresses institutions that support and care for adults at risk of social exclusion (adult education centres, social care institutions, adult schools, third-age universities, associations that support the fight against functional illiteracy and social exclusion) to provide them with a very useful set of tools for their work.

Through the activities of the project, the six partners seek to raise the basic skills related to “learning to read”, “numerical calculation”, “effective communication”, “use of the modern technology”, as well as the general understanding and use of texts and numerical calculations for managing the daily living and employment tasks among the low qualified adults who are at risk of social exclusion in the partners’ countries. Meanwhile, the activities of the project will be an awareness raising trigger for the adult educators who will have at their disposal a set of methods and tools that will allow them to contribute to reducing the functional illiteracy among the adults.