ForAge for Later Life Learning: building on European experience

The ForAge project was funded by the EU from January 2012 to 31 March 2015. Its main goals were:
  • To develop a European multi-lateral network concerned with learning in later life
  • To be an archive and access point for information
  • To promote informed discussion between practitioners, researchers, policy-makers and older people
  • To promote the development of learning in later-life, the exchange of good practice and the raising of standards throughout Europe.
Although EU funding ceased from April 2015 the work goes on. In co-operation with others, the Association for Education and Ageing (AEA) has taken responsibility for this website and for the continuing development of the associated ForAge database. AEAs website can be found at

ForAge/AEA conference 2016 'Learning in Later Life: Theory, Policy and Practice', a two-day international conference organised by ForAge and the Association for Education and Ageing (AEA), UK, was held 5-7 April 2016, at the Open University in Milton Keynes (UK).
The Conference Papers and Presentations is available here


Feb 2016: ForAge is to be highlighted as a best practice project at the Erasmus + Forum "Inclusion and Education", 14-15 March 2016, in Vienna, Austria. Further details about this event can be found on the 'Later Life Learning News' page and in the following event flyer.

A new discussion piece written by Jim Soulsby asks "Are EU statistics good enough to enable us to promote the benefits of later-life learning?" To view and contribute to the discussion, please visit the ForAge Discussion Forum.
The current ForAge leaflet  provides an overview of the project, the acheivements of the ForAge network and future planned activties.

ForAge newsletters have been published and are now available on the ForAge Network Newsletters page. Newsletter 14 is also availble in French.

ForAge conference 2014: newsletter and presentations ForAge Newsletter 15, which reports on the conference 'New Directions and New Learning in Later Life', held in Oporto Portugal, 7-8 November 2014, is now available. A Book of Abstracts and presentations from the conference are also online to download. These can be found on the ForAge Network Conferences page.

Declaration in support of ForAge If your organisation supports the principles of the ForAge Project and ForAge Network, and you would like to be kept informed about developments associated with ForAge in the future, please sign the Declaration in support of ForAge.

Later- Life Learning: Lexicon of Terms, published by the ForAge Project contains definition and discussion of 110 key terms in later- life learning.


Countries represented in the ForAge Network