The EwB is dedicated to the education of human beings. Education here means the development of the human being as a person, which is both individual and personal, but also understood from a cultural and pedagogical perspective. It represents a process in which the human being can become formative in life. The creative and autonomous, even critical mind is the one that deals with itself and its environment in a responsible and sustainable way.
To orientate oneself in life means to choose. This also means coming to terms with one’s own decisions. The EwB sees itself as a companion and supporter in this process. We provide a space where there is time for oneself, for discovering new things and for creating: one’s own and also creating with other people. We offer a wide range of opportunities for this – but the central focus is always on one’s own life, life as a person, as part of society and the earth.
The EwB’s offer remains without a thematic hierarchy. The perspectives are cultural, creative, spiritual, religious, philosophical or scientific, they always represent an orientation within the big picture, life.
The path to oneself, to the formation of one’s own person, is a dynamic process with many synergies. In order to actively walk this path and to become active ourselves, four stages are central for us:
- Perceive and recognise oneself, one’s resources and needs: centre oneself.
- Becoming receptive, perceiving and dealing with information, building knowledge and understanding through media literacy.
- Discover, critically question and process contents of the living world: Recognise contexts and orientate oneself.
- From this, people can become proactive creators, work with what they have experienced, create projects themselves and give meaning to their work – and actively contribute to society.
Of course, these stages are individually different and merge smoothly. They are all part of the cultivation of the independent and active human being. To bring this process to the fore, EwB meets people at every age and stage of life. We are happy to accompany orientation and further education in order to promote autonomy and creativity.
- The association was founded in 1986 under the name of “Info-Video-Center asbl”. Initially it was created to develop complementary activities to the “Centre Chrétien d’Éducation des Adultes”, a service of the Catholic Church created in 1972. That same year, the association signed a first agreement with the Ministry of the Family as the supervisory ministry, which is still in force until 2021.
- The association was recognised as a public utility in 2001.
- In 2003, the association signed an agreement with the City of Luxembourg with the aim of providing training in digital media (which became the Internetstuff / i-stuff).
- In 2009, the association changed its name to “ErwuesseBildung asbl”.
- In 2011 the association was approved to organise continuing vocational training courses by the Ministry of National Education and Further Training.
- In 2015, when the archdiocese was reorganised, the ErwuesseBildung entered into an agreement with the Archdiocese.
- In 2021 the association signs an agreement with the Ministry of Digitalisation and a new agreement with the Archbishopric.
- In 2022 the association signs an agreement with the Ministry of National Education and Youth, which replaces the Ministry of Family as the supervising ministry.