TVV- Thüringer Volkshochschulverband e. V.

The Thüringer Volkshochschulverband e.V. is the umbrella organisation of the German adult education centres (Volkshochschulen) in the federal state of Thuringia.

Adult Education Centres have a long tradition in Germany.

The first Thuringian adult education centre was founded in 1919. After the political changes in Germany the Thuringian Association of Adult Education Centres started its work in 1990. Since 2000 we have been actively involved in projects on a national and European level.

Who we are:

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

 What we do:

 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.

With whom we cooperate:

 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.Association of Literacy and Basic Skills and the Thuringian Consortium for Adult Education.

Thüringer Volkshochschulverband e.V.

Saalbahnhofstraße 27, 07743 Jena

Tel.: +49  (0)3641 53423-18

Fax: +49 (0)3641 53423-23

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