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Hasselt, 26 – 29 September 2012

GINCO: Grundtvig International Network of Course Organisers is a consortium of 21 partners funded under the Grundtvig networks action. GINCO wants to network actual and potential Grundtvig course organisers, offering a forum for cooperation and exchange of expertise and offering support for development, promotion, quality of delivery, accreditation and sustainability of Grundtvig courses. 

“Quality Course Provision for Grundtvig" is the third international conference organized by the GINCO consortium focusing on the quality and variety of the Grundtvig course offer.

The conference targets actual Grundtvig in-service training course organisers, all adult education organizations willing/planning to organise such courses and all stakeholders in the field: LLP National Agencies, adult education policy makers, programme developers etc.

All themes will be explored in keynotes and workshops, relevant material will be presented, expertise will be exchanged, good practice will be highlighted. The conference also is the ideal place for networking, learning, creating useful contacts and giving weight to your voice in the debate on the Grundtvig IST action.

The GINCO network has carried out a statistical analysis of the Training Database. Also the West Of Scotland Colleges' Partnership' has carried out a study on offer and impact of the Grundtvig IST action. These analyses will be the basis for discussion and further development of tools and policy recommendations. The main objective of the conference is to improve this course offer in terms of quality and relevance.

The GINCO AWARD selection – a quality label for Grundtvig courses – has been carried out by the GINCO network in 2012 in cooperation with the National Agencies. The award winners in the 3 categories: ICT use, quality care and validation of learning outcomes will receive their award. These courses will be presented as examples of good practice in the workshop sessions.

All relevant material, developed in the 3 year life span of the network will be presented.

The Hasselt conference will also offer opportunities to discuss the future of GINCO and the future of professional development for adult education in the new European Education Programme.

This conference is registered in the Grundtvig Training Database ( under the reference number:

BE-2012-227-001. Participants can apply for a grant under the Grundtvig action: Visits and Exchanges (variable deadlines, please check with your LLP National Agency). Application forms are downloadable from the website of each National Agency.

The participation fee is 0, accommodation and all meals: 600 Euro. 

Grant applicants can receive a pre-registration form via:

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