Schweizerischer Verband für Weiterbildung SVEB
SVEB is the Swiss national umbrella organisation for adult education and operates as a professional association and pressure group. We are represented through offices in all three language regions. In addition, we also manage the national training-of-trainers system and are responsible for eduQua, the national quality label for adult learning providers. Our offices in Italian- and French-speaking Switzerland are actively supported by regional networks.
For more than 60 years we have pioneered adult learning in Switzerland. We have campaigned for an effective and forward-looking adult education system and devoted ourselves to achieving a high level of quality in adult learning opportunities throughout Switzerland. We set high standards in the work we do, which includes developing innovative approaches to adult education and the conditions surrounding it. An optimal network of diverse players is a key aim for us and forms the basis for our activities.
The 750 SVEB members represent private and state institutions for adult education, associations, in-house training departments and individuals. SVEB is financed by membership fees, state subsidies, national and European project activities and the sale of services, products and publications. Since 2017 we have had a performance agreement with the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI, which covers a substantial part of our specialist work.