Being one of the most active NGOs in Bulgaria, since 2000 Integra® Association joint following international projects under

Lifelong learning program (2007 - 2013);
Socrates Program;
Leonardo da Vinchi Program;
Joint Action Program - Ldv,Socr,Youth;
Community Action Program to Combat Social Exclusion 2002 - 2006;

Strategies for motivation adults to learn: Integrating experience of Western, Central and Eastern Europe

Socrates program, action GRUNDTVIG 2

September 2001-July 2003

Coordinator: Alytus Labour Market Training and Counselling Service, Alytus, Lithuania
Partners from Germany, Italy and Bulgaria

Final products/Results


The aims of the project were research of good practice of motivational methods used for adults in the involved countries (Bulgaria, Germany, Lithuania, Italy), identification of reasons of success and failure and possibilities of integration and adaptation of different methods, identification of common and different features of attitude towards learning in the involved countries.


A tailored survey has been created and used in this project to identify adult motivation to learn. The research has been finished in all participating countries and the data have been worked out and included in the final project products.
The survey has been elaborated to assess unemployed people's attitudes toward active job search, professional teaching and re-qualification. The research has been addressed on the relationship of attitudes and the length of unemployment, gender, age, profession, education, and family situations. Practical application aspects of motivational programs have been determined.
The purpose of the survey was to assess reasons for decreasing motivation to learn, major social and psychological problems that unemployed people encounter, analysing the results of the survey we tried to: determine the meaning of these problems for different groups of unemployed people; establish the reasons difficulties in adapting to and integrating into the labour market; establish priorities of psychological and career counselling and professional training.

Final Products/Results

The research helped to consolidate different country experience and to equalize strategies to the exploratory question. Furthermore it helps the East and Central Europe countries preparing for the integration to EU.
The shared experience between the partners can be used directly in their work. The working habits used by each of the organizations, participants in the project, as well as by their partners in the following countries - Lithuania, Germany, Italy and Bulgaria have been afforded.

Here you can observe some results of the survey:

Respondents' answers distribution by the sex
Respondents' answers distribution by the age
Respondents' answers distribution by the education
Respondents' answers distribution by the participation in training courses in the past.
Respondents' answers distribution by the expectations
Motivating factors
Respondents' answers distribution by the value aspects in the training courses

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