Monitoring Committee

Monitoring Committee

The Monitoring Committee was established for the purpose of aligning the work of the German National Coordination Point (NCP) to the European Agenda for Adult Learning as closely as possible with the current developments at a federal and national level as well as science for acting evidence-based. This Monitoring Committee acts as an important consulting committee.

The Monitoring Committee meets regularly 2 to 3 times a year. With regard to content, the Monitoring Committee supports the NCP with the forward planning of its activities and strategic objectives.

Content-related priorities are also identified in coordination with the Monitoring Committee.

The composition of the Monitoring Committee is based on equal representation of representatives of science (from the areas of adult education and vocational education and training) and political representatives from the state and countries (the so-called "Länder").


Members of the Monitoring Committee:

  • Thomas Bartelt (Division for Further Education/Labour Market in the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF));
  • Prof Dr Michael Heister (Head of Department 3 “Vocational Teaching and Learning, National Programmes and Pilot Schemes” at the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB)).
  • Dr Norbert Lurz (Head of Division for Further Education in the Ministry for Cultural Affairs, Youth and Sport Baden-Württemberg and representative at the conference of ministers of education (KMK));
  • Prof Dr Josef Schrader (Scientific Director, German Institute for Adult Education – Leibniz-Zentrum für Lebenslanges Lernen e.V. (DIE)).

In summer 2015 - in additon to the Monitoring Commitee - advisory committees for vocational education and training as well as adult education will also be consulted for the coordination of the Agenda for Adult Learning in Germany. For the active involvement of the responsible federal state ministry, the working committee 'further education' of the KMK (conference of ministers of education) is regularly informed of the work of the NCP in Germany.