Exchange of good practice: study circles application to vulnerable groups

The bilateral cooperation initiative foresees the exchange of practices of SOCIAL SMART in Lithuania and BLL in Norway in developing adult education. Representatives of SOCIAL SMART analyse and apply in practice study circles method in Lithuania, especially in working with vulnerable groups in remote areas.

On September and October the partners met online to discuss the ideas and to plan the study visit meetings in Oslo. Study visit took place on 2 nd -5 th November 2022 as four representatives of SOCIAL SMART visited the partner – BJERKAKER LEARNING LAB – in Norway. In the extensive meetings with the National Association for Adult Education and the representatives of Central Party Study Association the SOCIAL SMART team got knowledge not only about the study circles and their organisation in practice, but also about NGO development, various activities, and relevant issues to NGOs in Norway. SOCIAL SMART also presented its activities as well as discussed Lithuanian NGO practice and issues in providing services to vulnerable groups.

To follow, BJERKAKER LEARNING LAB and SOCIAL SMART discussed further learning opportunities and long-term cooperation initiatives to promote study circles, organise trainings on study circles in several European countries.