• 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).

  • EME - Empowering Marginalized Elders (2011-2013)

    This Grundtvig learning partnership project aims to exchange and improve practices across European countries to improve eldercare conditions for marginalized seniors. To achieve the goals of the partnership four basic steps will be taken: 1) an evaluation of the situation of marginalized elders in each partner country, the major obstacles that they face and the opportunities available for them 2) a tailored course of action by each partner on a specific category of marginalized elders 3) an exchange of experiences regarding the applied actions and exchange of best practices regarding marginalized elders 4) a best practice guide, ”Empowering Marginalized Elders”. Coordinator: OPEI (Cyprus). Partners: University of Almeria (Spain), Verein zur Förderung der angewandten Gerontologie (Germany), Nyíregyházi Főiskola Képzési és Továbbképzési Intézet (Hungary), Association EDUNET (Romania).

  • EMIL – European Map of Intergenerational Learning (2009- )

    The European Map of Intergenerational Learning (EMIL) is a collaborative network of members working together to support intergenerational learning taking place across Europe. Established in 2009, the network uses the existing expertise of partner organisations already working in the field to create a learning network for others involved in intergenerational programmes across Europe. EMIL is funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and hosted by the Beth Johnson Foundation (UK).

  • Engaging the Older Old - Engageall (2013-2015)

    The Engaging the older old Life Long Life Learning project (EngAGE LLL) is a partnership that will focus on sharing innovative practices to increase learning participation in the 75+ age group, enabling more people in later life to reap the physical and mental health benefits associated with good community networks and lifelong learning opportunities. Coordinator: Age UK (UK). Partners: Slovenska filantropija (Slovenia), Third Age (Ireland), Stichting Nationaal Ouderenfonds (Netherlands).

  • English for seniors (2010-2012)

    The aim of this Grundtvig Partnership was to improve the quality of English-language teaching for seniors by exchanging experiences, practice and resources between partner organizations. Older learners were actively included in the development of learning and teaching methods, and materials. The project generated debate and an exchange of opinions and ideas between English-language teachers and older adult learners on such topics as: how best to engage seniors in English language learning; how to make learning English enjoyable and attractive to older people; the use of ITC in English language teaching and learning; methods of including seniors in the design of materials and methodologies for teaching and learning English. Coordinator: Stowarzyszenie Akademia Pełni Życia (Poland). Partners: Biedrība “Manai mazpilsētai Aknīstei” (Latvia), Prienų rajono savivaldybės viešoji biblioteka (Lithuania), NIACE (UK), Sansz-Contact Kft. (Hungary).

  • ENPSYGE - Educational Network for Psychogeriatrics (2012-2014)

    This Grundtvig project aims to reintegrate marginalized seniors into society through a comprehensive intergenerational approach to cognitive health and promotion of active ageing. The project focuses on the acquisition of e-skills and better access to information technology (ICT) for older people in order to create better life conditions for them, help them take an active role in family life and society, combate isolation and promote learning exchange. The project aims to reintegrate marginalized seniors into society through a comprehensive intergenerational approach to mental health and promotion of active ageing. This is expected to be reached through: a) computer courses b) presentations and support groups for family caregivers of seniors suffering form mental illnesses c) conferences and training sessions in the field of psychogeriatrics for socio-medical personnel d) web site "ENPSYGE" - with archive of materials on cognitive diseases e) exchange of good practices on senior integration methods through education. Coordinator: Asociatia Pentru Participare Cetateneasca (Romania). Partners: ECODE (Spain), Serviciul Public de Asistenta Sociala Fagaras (Romania), pro mente Oberösterreich (Austria), Fundacja na Rzecz Osób Chorych Psychicznie "Miłorząb" (Poland), Foreda Toscana (Italy), CeDePe - Društvo osoba s cerebralnom i dječjom paralizom Zagreb (Croatia).

  • EOS - Experience is Our Success: European best methods in education of seniors (2010-2012)

    The main objective of this partnership is to exchange experiences and information on how to better (re)integrate disadvantaged people aged 50+ into the labour market. EOS aims to find and define best and innovative methods of education and training for those who are unemployed due to age, health problems, low qualification and/or further disadvantages like long-term unemployment. Moreover, EOS seeks to reduce age discrimination by raising awareness of older people‘s talents and potential among employers. Coordinator: Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family in Dunajská Streda (Slovakia). Partners: ibis acam Bildungs GmbH (Austria), Institute of Sociology, University of Münster (Germany), Labour Office Zlín (Czech Republic), Napra Forgó Nonprofit Kft. (Hungary).

  • eScouts - intergenerational learning circle for community service (2011-2012)

    eScouts aims to develop an innovative intergenerational learning exchange between elderly and youth volunteers, centred on the development of the digital competences of the eldest and on the guidance to the youngest to better face their upcoming adult life challenges. This intergenerational experience will take place through a variety of local stakeholder organisations (LSO, e.g. public internet centres, youth and elderly associations, etc) with a view to producing a transversal impact over the communities they are serving. Coordinator: D-O-T (Spain). Partners: ESPLAI (Spain), ICT Development Bulgaria (Bulgaria), L’A.P.I.S (Italy), ARCI (Italy), sfs Dortmund (Germany), Reflective Learning-UK (UK), Polska Fundacja Dzieci i Młodzieży (Poland).