took place from 07th to 14th of October 2011 and its slogan was the same as last year - "Learning joins generations".
Opening ceremony took place on the 07th of October in Rapla, about is 50 km from the capital city Tallinn.
e-Learning day was on the 12th of October
Grundtvig day was on the 13th of October
Adult Education Forum was on the 14th of October in Tallinn.
The Adult Learners Week (ALW) promoting lifelong learning has been organised by Andras in co-operation with the Ministry of Education and Research since 1998. It has become an annual event taking place in the second week of October.
The week begins with the opening ceremony. In order to broaden the ALW basis in the republic, a different country has been chosen for the opening ceremony each year. A highlight of the opening event is the recognition of the Learner and Educator of the Year, and also the Education Friendly Organisation and Education Friendly Municipality of the Year.
Respective events take place at this time: open days in educational institutions, family days, workshops etc.Last year the workshops of painting on silk, felting, ceramics, sewing and flower arranging were especially popular.
As a result of continual development of ALW as an extensive promotional event of lifelong learning, an all-the-year-round, over-Estonian, operating lifelong learning network has been created. During the preparation of information campaign we run information seminars for the members of the network in all the counties; county coordinators and members of the national support group also receive special training.
The mission of Andras is to provide the prerequisites for lifelong learning in Estonia, to include the decision makers and all other stakeholders in designing the educational environment, and to motivate learners in the learning process.