Schweizerischer Verband für Weiterbildung

SVEB is the Swiss national umbrella organisation for adult education and operates as a professional association and pressure group. We are represented through offices in all three language regions. In addition, we manage the Training for Trainers, eduQua and ModuQua offices, which are also represented in the different language regions. Our secretariats in Italian- and French-speaking Switzerland are actively supported by regional networks. For more than 60 years we have pioneered adult learning in Switzerland.

We have campaigned for an effective and forward-looking adult education system and devoted ourselves to achieve a high level of quality in adult learning institutions / associations throughout Switzerland. We set high standards in the work we do, which includes developing innovative approaches to adult education. SVEB coordinates the Adult Learners' Week / Lernfestival since 1996 and has developed a unique platform of 24 hours for Lifelong Learning. An optimal network of diverse players is a key aim for us and forms the basis for our activities. The 650 SVEB members represent private and state institutions for adult education,associations, in-house training departments and individuals persons.

In addition, SVEB is involved in national and international networks like IKW (Ministries of Adult Education on Cantonal level), EAEA (European Association for the Education of Adults and ICAE (International Council of Adult Education).