From 1997 to 2001 the Centre took part, as one of the 8 Centres in Poland, in the educational assistance programme launched by Phare Fund for the Central European countries.
The main objective of the project was to initiate and develop various out-of-school forms of education in the countries involved in the project – with a special emphasis on distance learning.
Within the frame of the project, 40 distance education centres were brought to life in Albania, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia – one of them, in the Centre of Continuing Education in Bytom.