TVV- Germany


The Thuringian Association of Adult Education (TVV e.V.) is the regional umbrella organization of the 23 adult adult education centers (Volkshochschulen) located in the communities or major cities of Thuringia.

As umbrella organization we provide services for our members, including lobby work. In a broader sense, we aim at the promotion of adult education in general and in political, cultural and professional terms. We are involved in the implementation of lifelong learning by raising consciousness among the wider public and by working on the basic conditions for it. We carry out pedagogical work in the fields:

  • Politics, Society, Environment
  • Career, Data Processing
  • Languages
  • Health Care
  • Arts and Culture
  • Basic Skills, School Degrees, Literacy

We offer train-the-trainer courses. We carry out projects both as coordinator and as partner, including projects in European programmes like GRUNDTVIG or LEONARDO.

Furthermore we are an authorised centre for a wide range of examinations, including Cambridge ESOL examinations.

The TVV e.V. is associated with a wide network of institutions in Thuringia, in Germany and across Europe. We work with regional ministries, adult education organisations all over Germany, schools, the Thuringian teacher training school, social partners, publishers, chambers of commerce, political representative, etc.

We are a member in the German Association of Adult Education (DVV e.V.), the Federal Association of Literacy and Basic Skills and the Thuringian Consortium for Adult Education.

Since 2000 we have been actively involved in projects on a European level such as Learning partnerships, or Multilateral Projects.