Name: Digital strategies of Enhancement of the basic skills among adult as a ChancE to fight agaiNst functional illiTeracy

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and EU institutions indicate that functional illiteracy has considerable negative effects not only on personal development, but also in economic and social terms. Although functional illiteracy has been highly publicized in media in the recent years, there is limited scientific knowledge about functional illiterate people.

The main goal of the project is to increase the effectiveness of the fight against functional illiteracy among low-skilled adults who are at risk of social exclusion in the six countries.

The low-skilled adults who are at risk of social exclusion (long-term unemployed, people at risk of poverty, low-educated people) are targeted by the project. At the same time, the project addresses institutions that support and care for adults at risk of social exclusion (adult education centres, social care institutions, adult schools, third-age universities, associations that support the fight against functional illiteracy and social exclusion) to provide them with a very useful set of tools for their work.

  • Creation and development of a six modules course “Decent Life without Illiteracy” - “learning to read”, “numerical calculation”, “effective communication”, “use of the modern technology”, “family literacy”, “personal development”.
  • Creation of eTool for fighting functional illiteracy as a collaborative learning resource. The tool is directed to adult educators and designed as a practical supplement to the course “Decent Life without Illiteracy”.


Number: 2017-1-RO01-KA204-037242
Programme: ERASMUS+; KA2-Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices; KA204- Strategic partnership for adult education
Duration: 01.10.2017 - 30.09.2019
Partners: ADES (Association for Economic and Social Development)– Romania;
CARDET – Cyprus;
CWEP (Centre For Education аnd Entrepreneurship Support) – Poland;
FyG Consultores– Spain;
Znam I Moga LTD;
CSC (Centre for Creative Development “Danilo Dolci”) – Italy;


DECENT before the finish line

deecent logo smallThe last partnership meeting under the DECENT project was held in Valencia, Spain on 2nd and 3rd July 2019. All intellectual products are practically elaborated and translated. The online platform has to offer its users theoretical materials, many interactive tasks for checking personal knowledge and skills, and enabling learners to provide sufficient opportunities for primary assessment of knowledge and skills.

DECENT on the final straight

deecent logo smallOn 10 and 11 April 2019 in Palermo a partner meeting on the DECENT project took place. All Modules of the first intellectual product are ready, translated and available to interested parties. In addition to the theoretical part of the modules in , you can find evaluation and self assessment tests, presentations and useful additional information. Partner countries are already in the preparatory phase for the training that will be based on Modules.

DECENT - Newsletter №4

The DECENT project Newsletter №4 could be downloaded from here!


The fifth DECENT meeting in Palermo, Italy

deecent logo smallOn 10th and 11th of April the partners of DECENT have met for their fifth transnational meeting in Palermo, Italy. The meeting has represented an opportunity of discussion, among other things, on the work done so fare, the results achieved and obstacles encountered, and on the way forward in the last months of project implementation.

DECENT - Newsletter №3

deecent logo smallThe DECENT project Newsletter №3 could be downloaded from here!


After the fourth project meeting

On November 6th and 7th in Nicosia, Cyprus was held the fourth partner meeting of the DECENT project. At the meeting, each of the partners presented the working version of the first intellectual product - modules on different themes for the adult educators' handbook  "DECENT life without illiteracy".

DECENT - Newsletter №2

The DECENT project Newsletter №2 could be downloaded from here!


National report of functional illiteracy among adults

We present to your attention the Bulgarian national report about the results of the DECENT study, to determine the level of functional illiteracy among adults.

The full version of the report could be found here.