Adult Education



PERIPHERIE conducts educational research and implements the results in both adult and further education programmes. PERIPHERIE offers knowledge transfer of the essential findings of gender studies.


Current Projects:


Standpunkt Bildung

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What motivates second generation migrants to undertake adult learning and what stops them? Are there differences between rural and urban regions regarding needs and requirements as well as opportunities to participate in education? Which conditions promote successful educational careers? The project Standpunkt Bildung looks into these and other questions through an innovative cooperation between adult education and research in which all network-partners bring along their long-standing experience and expertise in the areas of women's education, lifelong learning, educational disadvantage and last but not least in dealing with integration and inclusion


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learn forever IV - Dequalification

Women are more frequently affected by "dequalification"– the downgrading of jobs - whether they are Austrians or not. The term dequalification describes a professional activity which requires less formal educational attainment than were acquired.


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EmMI: Empowerment of women migrants in order to strengthen the psychological well-being, and to promote the cultural sensitivity of health enhancing and pre-emptive psycho-social services providers, a project conducted by Danaida in cooperation with PERIPHERIE, sponsored by Fonds Gesundheit Österreich.


Under this project, PERIPHERIE led an analysis on the health situation and the needs of migrant women as well as an activating health expert survey and was in charge with the evaluation of the project.


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Connecting Communities

Multilingual women are creating a multilingual radio.


With Connecting communities, the project leaders have set the goal to develop adequate and local learning opportunities for women with a migration background in the rural areas of Steyr, Kirchdorf an der Krems and Voitsberg. This independent radio stations plays a special role: it is a learning center, a meeting place and an important media and communication tool. The acquired knowledge about interesting subjects for the communities is transported to the outside world in the form of a self-designed radio show, by the local women.


You can find here a detailed description of this project.



Concluded Projects:


learn forever I



learn forever II





learn forever III