The Adult Education Institution Dante is a competitive, modern and efficient institution that has been carrying out adult education programmes in Rijeka, Croatia, for 30 years. Dante attracts numerous generations of adult learners by offering quality educational programmes and courses (focusing on foreign language learning, intercultural communication, basic skills, teaching methods and approaches, transferable skills, entrepreneurship, conflict management) that respond to the needs of modern society and contribute to the development of adult education at the local, regional, and European level.
The Institution closely cooperates with state institutions – the Ministry of Science and Education, the Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education, and the Croatian Agency for Mobility and European Projects. In addition to national cooperation, Dante has considerable experience in international cooperation and partnerships, having participated in the Lifelong Learning Programme, Erasmus+ (KA1, KA2, KA3), Europe for Citizens, and the European Social Fund, and participated in professional trainings all around the EU. Dante has also hosted international meetings, organized professional trainings and conferences, and coordinated educational partnerships.
Dante is also a member of the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) and has hosted and organized numerous international meetings, training events, and conferences related to adult education.
The Institution tries to help disadvantaged and marginalised groups by creating and carrying out courses and projects aimed at their integration and active involvement in the local community or the job market. Dante strives to improve the quality of the educational offer on the regional, national, and international level, thereby increasing the number of young people and adults who have relevant skills for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.