The Swiss Federation for Adult Learning (SVEB) is the umbrella organisation for general and vocational adult learning in Switzerland. Its 700 members include private and state schools, associations and regional officials in charge of adult learning. The Federation conducts research and develops innovative projects in the field of lifelong learning for various target groups. It has developed and currently runs a professional “train the trainer" system and a quality system for adult education providers. Both systems are vital pillars of the Swiss adult education sector. Furthermore SVEB promotes cooperation among adult learning institutions and creates awareness of the importance of adult learning.