Gaze in the Wind by Etan Pavavalung

ITLA Partner Organization



Headquartered in Athens, Hellenic Association of Adult Education (HAEA) is a scientific non-profit network of adult educators, trainers and researchers from all over Greece. The aims of the Association are the following:

  1. The promotion of the ideas and the principles of Adult Education with a special emphasis on the perspective of critical reflection and transformative learning.
  2. The development of a general awareness, information and practice in Greece and abroad about Adult Education and transformative learning issues.
  3. The cooperation with other similar international associations, scientific societies, institutes, research centres, universities, private and public entities.
  4. The support of initiatives for the application of innovative plans for adult education and training as well as for art-based learning.

Founded in 2004, HAEA benefits from the voluntary time contributions of its 300 members and the members of its Board of Directors. Over the years, HAEA has become a recognized and very active community of practice in adult education and research within the Hellenic and the International framework. HAEA has valuable competence in the use of experiential and innovative ways of learning, the use of digital technology in education as well as learning through the use of art. It actively works to expand adult educators’ competencies. These programs act as a feedback loop, a bridge, between the theoretical approaches conceived and developed within HAEA and the practical outcomes from the numerous learning programs it has performed in many organizational settings. HAEA achieves its goals through organizing Train the Trainers programmes, adult education seminars, e-learning programs, conferences, consulting, development of printed and digital teaching material. It is also a prolific publisher, releasing a series of adult education articles and books. The journal “Adult Education” (45 volumes) is the only scientific journal for adult education in Greek language.