About GO! CVO Antwerpen

GO! CVO Antwerpen is an adult education center

CVO Antwerpen is an adult education center with several campuses in and around the City of Antwerp in the Flemish region of Belgium. CVO Antwerpen is one of the largest centers for adult education certified and funded by the Flemish Government.

It organizes more than 950 modular daytime and evening courses per year. These courses are clustered around:


  • courses for immigrants (Dutch as a second language, ICT, other languages);
  • formal Vocational Education and Training at the level of secondary education (Second Chance to Learn, potentially leading to a diploma of secondary education in the domains of general administration, welding and multimedia graphics);
  • higher professional education (accounting, architectural draftsman, ICT);
  • a range of language courses (Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish);
  • entrepreneurial training courses, maritime training, weld courses, courses in application software and cooking.

CVO Antwerpen offers an increasing percentage of its courses as blended learning. The center is, was and remains a leading player in the introduction of different types of distance learning using e-learning platforms, developing interactive content (learning objects), multimedia and video recording, social software, automated evaluation, mobile learning … The centre employs a team of ICT-staff and course designers to support the implementation of its distance education.
The main campuses offer an open learning center, providing facilities for intake and advisory, self-paced study, counseling, individual tutoring and study groups.


CVO Antwerpen also subcontracts for external partners (e.g. the regional employment agency, secondary schools) and is providing formal education to inmates in the Antwerp penitentiary.



Mission of GO! CVO Antwerpen


CVO Antwerpen is an open learning center in charge of

  • realizing a culture of sustainable individual, social and professional development
  • by organizing open, innovating and qualitative adult education
  • taking into account the needs of the students, the region, Europe and the society
  • with the aim of creating a flow to further training and labor market.

GO! CVO Antwerpen in figures

  • 5 main campuses in and around Antwerp (Belgium)
  • 7500 students per year
  • 950 courses annually (each ranging from 20 to 250 hours)
  • 220 teaching staff
  • 30 management, administrative and IT staff

GO! CVO Antwerpen and the Lifelong Learning Programme

Since innovation is one of the key aspects within its mission, GO! CVO Antwerpen participated and still participates in several innovating European projects under the Lifelong Learning Programme. Based on current and future trends in society and education, the centre decides each year which innovative themes it wishes to explore. Examples of these themes are gender issues, e-learning and the ageing of society and its impact on education. By implementing projects, the centre can experiment, exchange experiences with foreign schools and organisations and hence, improve its own methodologies or implement new strategies.





Do you have a question for us or do you wish more information on the training programs of GO! CVO Antwerpen, please contact info(at)cvoantwerpen.be


For more information on the EU projects of GO! CVO Antwerpen, contact its project management department.