• A-Learn – active ageing learning community (2012-2014)

    The main project aim is to provide 60+ with the skills needed to cope with ageing thus remaining active for a longer time in society, community, employment and learning. Objectives are: to develop an Active Ageing Learning Community where 60+ will learn how to age actively in terms of their health, physical and cognitive ability, social communication and intergenerational solidarity, and will be supported by 16-35 age group both in learning and practice; to develop learning modules in Health Self-Management, ICT for Social Networking and Intergenerational Volunteering; to use ICT for learning purposes and to practise ICT skills for social inclusion and personal fulfillment; to introduce an intergenerational approach to active ageing learning; to raise awareness of young and old generations about active ageing and its benefits; to strengthen the cooperation of training providers, regional development agencies, seniors' organizations and decision makers in relation to active ageing learning and practising. to transfer knowledge and experience in active ageing across Europe. Partners: Technical University of Gabrovo, Bulgaria; Age Action Ireland; Asociacion Provinicial de Pensionistas y Jubilados de A Coruna, Spain; Patto Territoriale Oristano Soc. Cons. Italy; Universidade da Coruna, Spain; Universitaet Ulm, Germany.

  • Active Life Learning (2012-2014)

    The main aim of this Grundtvig partnership is to promote active ageing in the community. To do this, it will target all EU citizens - as the consciousness-raising on active aging should start from an early age - but will particularly focus on adults, seniors, and relevant organizations such as governments, civil society and social partners, universities, schools, research centres and care providers. The project will share good practice for living a happy, healthy, active life through targeted local and transnational activities such as fairs, exhibitions, concerts, games, storytelling, expert lectures and an ebooklet. Coordinator: Voksenopplæringa, Tromsø (Norway). Partners: Wyższa Szkoła Pedagogiczna w Łodzi (Poland), Ayuntamiento de Sant Mateu (Spain), Tum Aktif Memurlar Dernegi (Turkey), Rahel Varnhagen Kolleg (Germany).

  • Adaptation (2010-2012)

    This Grundtvig project aimed to counteract limited computer use among seniors by employing the resources of senior volunteers. The project objectives were to explore: the best methodological approaches to teaching ICT to seniors; the use of volunteers in the teaching process; peer teaching to multiply the learning experience of seniors; how other countries delivered ICT training to seniors; which environments were best suited to the learning process. Coordinator: Seniors Initiatives Centre (Lithuania). Partners: Age Action Ireland (Ireland), Lodz 3U (Poland), ENTER ry (Finland).

  • AESAEC - Active European Seniors for Active European Citizenship (2008-2010)

    The AESAEC project aimed to improve awareness of European citizenship among senior citizens (60+) and to give them a better understanding of the European Union by providing relevant information on the achievements of the European Union and its institutions, as well as on opportunities in a joint Europe. The main outcome was a training concept and a modular training course specially designed to introduce seniors to the concept of AEC and to empower them to contribute pro-actively to AEC (especially on transnational levels). Partners: Auxilium (Austria), ISSAK VHS (Austria), Fritid & Samfund (Denmark), Iniciativas Casmor (Spain), CO&SO Network (Italy), SEC (Romania), 3rd Age University (Slovenia).

  • Age on Stage – later learning in adult education and its role in Europe’s development (2011-2012)

    The E.N.T.E.R. network, in co-operation with the Regional Government of Styria (Austria) – Department 1E for Europe and Foreign Affairs, as well as the Europe Direct Network Styria (Austria), implemented the Grundtvig Accompanying Measures Project “Age on Stage: Later Learning in Adult Education and its Role in Europe’s Development – Challenges, Concepts, Benefits, Outlook (StAGE)”. Objectives were Raising general awareness towards the issue of learning in later life in Europe; Informing senior learners about developed concepts, opportunities, benefits and offers of learning in later life; Promotion of European policy development and funding opportunities in connection with learning in later life; Providing platforms for target groups and stakeholders for discussion, exchange and development of the topic of learning in later life in Europe. Activities and outcomes developed included: A collection of best practice projects/outcomes from different funding programmes to be screened and evaluated for their concrete and innovative benefit for learning opportunities in later life. The 30 best projects and outcomes were to be identified and presented in the project; a special edition of the European magazine “Focus Europe” published showing the best practice projects and outcomes identified for learning in later life; two day European Conference in Graz/Austria bringing together experts and target group representatives in the field of later learning for discussion and analysis.

  • ALCOVE - ALzheimer COoperative Valuation in Europe (2011-2013)

    The ALCOVE project was co-financed by the European Commission and over two years built a sustainable network which includes 30 partners. Through its work, ALCOVE has aimed to improve knowledge and to promote the exchange of information on dementia in order to preserve the health, quality of life, autonomy, and dignity of people living with dementia and their carers in EU Member States. ALCOVE seeks to improve the knowledge and design guidelines for 4 fields of activities: Improved collecting epidemiological data concerning Dementia; Improved prevention and early diagnosis with emphasis on early diagnosis; Improvement of existing practices medical social care services; Improvement of the content and use of the Declaration on the rights of people with memory impairment. Coordinator: Haute Autorité de Santé (France). The ALzheimer's COoperative Valuation in Europe (ALCOVE) is a Joint Action co-financed by the European Commision and comprised of 30 partners from 19 EU Member States.

  • Art-Age - Art based learning and active ageing (2012-2014)

    This Grundtvig Learning Partnership intends to help older people with pathways in non-formal art based learning to improve their competences. The overall aim is to provide and put into practice new methods and approaches to document, validate and profile the qualities and outcome of amateur and voluntary culture for active ageing. Coordinator: Interfolk, Institute for Civil Society (Denmark). Partners: Kulturelle Samråd i Danmark (Denmark), LKCA (Netherlands), Voluntary Arts (UK and Ireland), Löftdalens Folkhögskola (Sweden), JSKD (Slovenia).

  • ASEA - Adult and elderly Sustainable development Education Alliance (2012-2014)

    This Grundtvig project aims at improving the awareness of adult and older people on sustainable development and connected issues. Main objectives of the project include: developing a series of training courses for adults and older people (over 60) on Sustainable Development and related issues with topics from the six EU key intervention areas (climate change, health, social exclusion, sustainable transport, natural resources and global poverty); creating an Agenda for Adult and Elderly People in Life Long Education on Sustainable Development; introducing an innovative institution in Europe, the “European Concert and Festival Sustainability Label”. Coordinator: Ass Umanit. Volont. Totius Mundi Una Domus (Italy). Partners: Elektra Cultural Centre (Cyprus), Association Elephant Musik (France), Fredensborg Aftenskole (Denmark), Duha Tangram (Czech Republic).

  • AWAKE - Ageing With Active Knowledge and Experience (2011-2013)

    The main goal of this Grundtvig project was to improve the methods of teaching people aged 50+, based on proven methods of education in Europe and active ageing. As a result of long-term cooperation, partners developed new programmes and proposals for teachers, trainers, and staff of non-governmental organizations and public institutions providing informal education for senior citizens. The materials produced include issues such as: different ways to motivate senior citizens to learn; organising volunteering in the 50+ group; using ICT in teaching and learning. Coordinator: Centre for Senior Citizens Initiatives (Poland). Partners: LAECLA (Lithuania), Voluntary Service Centre V.S.S.P (Italy), Education Innovation Transfer Centre (Latvia), Asociatia Educatia de-a Lungul Intregii Vieti (Romania), Association of Women for a Healthy Aging (AMES) (Spain).

  • CareNET (2012-2014)

    This project is funded under the EU Lifelong Learning Programme KA3 Multilateral Projects initiative and is aimed at developing a critical set of ICT competences in two identified ‘at risk’ target groups: care-workers and older persons. The project is designed to work in a synergistic way to tackle identified problems in the low skilled and under professionalised care-worker sector while at the same time promoting social inclusion and enhancing the quality of life of older people. The CareNet project will design, develop and pilot learning paths and resources based on cooperative learning between care workers and care recipients to promote improved quality of care and quality of life through the acquisition of care related digital competences. Coordinator: IPERIA l’Institut (France). Partners: King’s College London (UK), Instituto per la Ricerca Sociale Soc. Coop. (Italy), ΚΕΝΤΡΟ ΕΡΕΥΝΩΝ ΠΑΝΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΙΟΥ ΠΕΙΡΑΙ (Greece), Telecentre Europe (Belgium), Fundación Burgos para la Investigación de la Salud (Spain), University College Lillebælt (Denmark), European Distance and E-Learning Network (UK).

  • CINAGE - European Cinema for Active Ageing (2013-2015)

    CINAGE - a Grundtvig multilateral project, supported by the EU Lifelong Learning Programme - is composed of interlinked activities resulting in the production of a learning package, for use by adult educators and aimed at empowering older people towards achieving a more active ageing. CINAGE adopts a new approach and offers exciting later life learning opportunities, engaging elderly people with critical analysis of European cinema and practical film making experience, and thus promoting Active Ageing. The project, promoted and coordinated by AidLearn (Portugal) is partnered by: Leeds Metropolitan University (United Kingdom); Centro Studi Citá do Foligno (Italy) and The Slovenian Third Age University (Slovenia).

  • ComeON! - Community projects for social innovation through intergenerational volunteering experience (2013-2015)

    ComeON! is an intergenerational learning project funded by the European Commission, within the Lifelong Learning Programme, Grundtvig Multilateral Projects Action. ComeON! will develop and, together with secondary school teachers, pilot and refine an innovative intergenerational training course. The course will offer young and old exciting opportunities to learn through and about interactive face-to-face (‘physical’) methods and cutting-edge virtual platforms. Participants will, furthermore, learn about and experience the ways in which the physical and the virtual can be joined to create novel ways to bring about social change at the community level, thorugh social innovation projects. Participating in ComeON! is expected to showcase the potential of both elderly and young citizens to actively contribute to dealing with important challenges of current day Europe. Project Coordinator: Fondazione Mondo Digitale (FMD) Italy. Partners: The University of Edinburgh (UEDIN) (UK), FUNDETEC (Spain), LUNARIA (Italy), School Inspectorate of Iasi County (ISJI) (Romania), Budapest Cultural Centre (BMK) (Hungary), International Child Development Initiatives (ICDI) (Netherlands).

  • Consilium (2010-2012)

    The Consilium project aimed to develop new adult training skills and opportunities in the field of Intergenerational Mentoring. Objectives included: to enable mentors (the older people themselves) to visit similar projects in partner countries, to learn about methods, gain new ideas, and share their own experience; to motivate the participants to take responsibility for their own learning, by promoting full inclusion by the older people in the project’s design and operation; to actively promote the training/learning opportunities in each partner area, by producing a “catalogue” of the possibilities, and providing the support needed to access them; to produce a project guidebook summarising the learning and the new ideas of the participants; to make this valuable new information freely available. Consoltilium Handbook available at: Project coordinator: Point Europa (UK). Partners: People Help The People (Italy), Institut für Projektbegleitung und Kompetenzentwicklung (Germany), Asociación GURENET por la Integración y el Empleo (Spain), ЕURO-Training (Bulgaria).

  • Danube stories (2011-2014)

    The Grundtvig Learning Partnership Danube Stories focuses on the development and application of innovative approaches to oral history work with older people (55+) in the Danube Region.The oral history work includes "story-telling cafés" in cultural or educational centres, intergenerational activities in schools and testing new creative methods. The project also involves the training of peer moderators for oral history work and introductory workshops to creative writing and computer use. ICT is applied extensively in this project for the presentation of the results and cross-national communication. Coordinator: ZAWiW Ulm (Germany). Partners: "Angel Kanchev" University of Rousse (Bulgaria), XIII. Kerületi Közművelődési Nonprofit Kft (Hungary), Europski dom Vukovar (Croatia), Asociatia Culturala Constantin Brancusi (Romania), International Association for Danube Research (Austria).

  • Dialogue for tomorrow (2012-2014)

    A Grundtvig Learning Partnership based on personal memories and experience of the seniors involved and mutual learning among generations. The project aims to: support intergenerational dialogue both on local and European level; support the development of European citizenship with participating representatives of different generations and countries; strengthen a network of European organisations providing intergenerational activities. Activities include analyzing and sharing good practice in partner countries on intergenerational communication; organizing online forum for communication and sharing of experience; transferring knowledge of story telling methods learned in previous partnership. Project coordinator: Viesoji istaiga Darnaus vystymo projektai (Lithuania). Partners: DRUŠTVO TABORNIKOV ROD SAMORASTNIKI (Slovenia), Fundacja Przystanek Dobrych Myśli (Poland), Coobra - cooperativa braccianti (Austria), Asociacion Cultural e Xuvenil ITACA (Spain), Nisi Masa Estonia (Estonia).

  • E2E - Employee to Employer: approaches to adult enterprise education for seniors (50+) (2010-2012)

    This Grundtvig partnership set itself a clear and simple aim: to identify, document and disseminate best practice on approaches to engaging older people in Enterprise Education. E2E examined the education and skills upgrading of older workers (many of whom were made redundant), and assessed what opportunities are currently being offered to Seniors to facilitate the move between jobs/careers. It looked at how to change the enterprise education system so that it caters for older people 50 to 65, and investigated whether there is sufficient emphasis on encouraging "older enterprise". The project produced recommendations and a toolkit aimed at encouraging and stimulating "Seniors Enterprise" (6 PDFs of the toolkit available here). Project coordinator: Meath County Enterprise Board Limited (Ireland). Partners: Canice Consulting (UK), RPIC-ViP s.r.o. (Czech Republic), PRISM Consulting s.r.l (Italy), Provincia di Avellino (Italy).

  • EAGLE European Approaches to Inter-Generational Lifelong Learning

    A European cooperation project funded by the EC within GRUNDTVIG which aimed at observing, analysing, experimenting and mainstreaming intergenerational learning activities in Europe. Contains resources. Project completed 2008

  • EBM - European Bank of Memories (2012-2014)

    This Grundtvig project involves adult groups (old and young) and the professionals who accompany them in a process of investigation, search, summary, exchange and creation of a Bank of Memories (associated to the five senses) from an intergenerational and intercultural perspective. A bank of memories will be created containing five "boxes" around the five senses: sight, hearing, tact, taste, smell. ITC will be used as a means of communication and exchange, as well as a pedagogic and didactic resource during the whole process. Coordinator: Colectivo Cultural Belén (Spain). Partners: Foundation of Knowledge (Hungary), Ass. Logos Famiglia e Minori (Italy), EA MICA - Gresic (France), Universidade dos Açores (Portugal), Yalova Halk Eğitim Merkezi (Turkey), FUNDATIA ACTIVITY (Romania), Die Wiener Volkshochschulen (Austria).

  • ECIL - European Certificate in Intergenerational Learning (2012-2014)

    The aim of this project is to pilot a collection of intergenerational life-long learning training approaches developed in the UK with a number of partners across Europe. Through this process the materials will be tested for wider European relevance. Different delivery mechanisms will be trialled and the materials will be redrafted into a distance learning package that will be delivered throughout Europe and accredited in the UK. The project is financed by the European Commission, program Leonardo da Vinci, Transfer of innovations. Project partners: Beth Johnson Foundation (UK), Third Age University (Slovenia), University of Granada (Spain), Association Generations (Bulgaria), Högskolan för Lärande och Kommunikation i Jkpg AB (Sweden)

  • ELLAN - European Later Life Active Network (2013-2016)

    This project promotes European cooperation and exchange of innovation and good practice related to the ageing population and to the educational preparation of those working with older people. The project reconstructs the diverse educational approaches by developing a European Core Competencies Framework for working with older people, sharing innovation in teaching and identifying factors that influence students to choose working with older people, thus strengthening the quality of higher education for professions providing care for older people. The project directly targets educators and management staff at the partners and other higher education institutions in Europe. The indirect target groups are the students, professional communities and older people themselves. The consortium will conduct analyses of competencies required of personnel working with older people from the viewpoint of literature, research but also professionals, students and older people themselves. The results will be exploited in the development of higher educational curricula, as well as the promotion of a more positive vision of working with older people through national and European networks. The consortium includes 28 partners from 26 countries in Europe. The project is coordinated by Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Unit of Health Care (Finland)." target="_blank">Kreatura mit" name="searchOut" id="frmsearchForm-searchOut" value="Beyond this site" />
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