About DAEA

The Danish Adult Education Association is an umbrella organisation advocating the common interests of our 34 member organisations, all working with non-formal adult learning activities.


DAEA and non-formal learning

Non-formal adult education enhances general and vocational knowledge and qualifications of each individual. It improves the ability and motivation to assume self-administration and responsibility and it also provides people with the necessary competences that enable each individual to take active part in society.

Non-formal adult education is based on community, equality, participatory democracy, responsibility and voluntary activity.

DAEA is financed by member fees, government grants and from a part of the surplus of 'Danske Spil' - the national, state owned enterprise of pools and lotto.