UNESCO Education UIL

Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association (DVV international), Germany

Founded in 1969, DVV international is the leading professional organisation in the field of adult education and development cooperation. DVV International provides worldwide support for the establishment and development of sustainable structures for youth and adult education. Its journal "Adult Education and Development" is published once per year in English, French and Spanish (approx. 6.500 recipeints) serves as a forum for adult educationists from all over the world. It supports the global exchange of information and expertise.

Areas of Specialization:

Adult education, Economic and social development, Further training, Lifelong learning

Contact Information


Obere Wilhelmstrasse 32
D–53225 Bonn

(+49–228) 975 690
(+49–228) 975 69 55
Contact person:
Ruth Sarrazin

Basic Institutional Data:

Founded in:
Parent Organisation:
Deutscher Volkshochschul–Verband (DVV), (German Adult Education Association)
Christoph Jost
Information staff:
Countries Served:
Worldwide, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, Middle East.
Working Languages:
English, French, German, Russian, Spanish


Books and Documents:
several hundreds
Periodicals recieved p.a.:
Multimedia materials:
Some slides and videos

Services and Special Activities

Information Services Provided

Information available on website: http://www.dvv-international.de; co–operation with EAEA, ICAE and partners in many countries providing documentation and information services.

Publications Produced

Journal: "Adult Education and Development" (annual); Series: "International Perspectives of Adult Education"; Annual Report.

Special Activities

Training of adult educators at different levels; research and evaluation


UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL); European Association for the Education of Adult (EAEA); Asian–South Pacific Bureau of Adult Education (ASPBAE); International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) Consejo de Educaciön de Adultos de America Latina (CEAAL)

Other material

Strategies and Perspectives to Improve Services

Continuation of the current services

Role envisaged within the Network of Networks

Participation in information exchange, acting as information mediator to partners