EMMA – European Network for Motivational Mathematics for Adults

The project focused on adult numeracy. The partners:

  • exchanged research results, experience with good practices and new didactic approaches;
  • raised awareness on the extent of the problem and developed a strategy for the improvement of the situation and
  • developed new proposals that social development planners could include in development strategies.

Two study visits were organised for project partners (London, Great Britain and Copenhagen, Denmark) and two conferences (Bucharest, Romania and Florence, Italy) were organised for project partners. We worked together on online forums, gathered information on the national systems for adult numeracy, etc.

Study visits represented an opportunity to brief project partners in detail about the development and the existing numeracy system in selected countries, and we simultaneously exchanged opinions and information on numeracy systems in partner countries. The conferences were devoted to the dissemination of project results and the raising of awareness about the importance of developing adult numeracy.

On 7 May 2009, the project received a bronze award for creativity and innovation as part of the activities of the Grundtvig Lifelong Learning programme. The awards were conferred at the Innovation and Creativity in Lifelong Learning conference in Prague. The award was accepted on behalf of project partners by Hanna Christensen, representative of the Norwegian VOX coordination organisation and Lars Gustafsson, representative of the Swedish NCM partner organisation.

You can read more about the project here.

Project details

Timeframe: October 2005 – October 2007
Programme: Socrates, Grundtvig Networks (G4)
Coordinator: http://www.statvoks.no/emma/
Partner countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Hungary, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
Associate partners: Australia and Switzerland
Project coordinator for Slovenia: Ana Ileršič