• ETNA - Exploring Technologies and New Approaches in art for senior adults (2012-2014)

    In the ETNA project six organizations from across Europe collaborate to achieve the same objective: to work with seniors and offer them an opportunity to explore art, mainly contemporary works, through interactive methods in their home countries as well as abroad. Partner institutions consist of educational departments of museums, focusing on cultural education and acting as platforms for working with art and technology, e-learning and internet communication. Coordinator: Foundation "Humanity" (Bulgaria). Partners: Moravian gallery in Brno (Czech Republic), Turner Contemporary (UK), mu-zee-um (Belgium), EEG & AG open computer kids (Germany), Multikultura (Poland).

  • Eubia Broadening people’s minds in ageing (2008-2010)

    Eubia was a Grundtvig learning partnership 2008 - 10 devised to improve systems of later life learning through develoment, transfer and innovation of good practice. Published good practice guide. 9 partners in 7 countries - Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  • EVARS - Elderly Volunteers: A Resource for the Society (2013-2015)

    The overall aim of the EVARS Project is to improve the potential of elderly volunteers as an extra and valuable resource for our society. To obtain this aim, five specific objectives of the project are to: 1) Develop, test, and propose a training module for senior volunteers; 2) Support closer organizational links between civil society and authorities; 3) Support and improve competence development of senior citizens in their voluntary work; 4) Support and improve the mainstreaming process on a local level for the engagement of senior citizens as volunteers; 5) Create political awareness at local and European level of the potential of engaging senior citizens in voluntary work. Coordinator: University College Lillebælt (DK). Partners: 50Plus Gmbh (AT), LVGFSH (DE), South Denmark European Office (DK), Union of Christian Seniors of Slovakia (SK).

  • EWA - European Women in older Age (2010-2012)

    In this Grundtvig project, questions will be asked to women aged 70+ by groups of women 50+, reflecting at the same time on their own life experiences. Interview techniques will be developed and applied in each partner country. Selected life stories will be compared on an international basis and collected. The outcomes will provide insight into the lives of older women in Europe and their ageing process and will serve as a source of inspiration for others. Coordinator: ZAWiW (Germany). Partners: University of South Bohemia in Ceské Budejovice (Czech Republic), Kaunas Women's Employment Information Centre Association (Lithuania), Red Cross (Bulgaria), CDD Ferrara (Italy), Die Wiener Volkshochschulen GmbH (Austria), UNITRE (Italy).

  • FILL - Food in Later Life (2013-2015)

    FILL aims to provide an international, intercultural, multidisciplinary and intergenerational perspective on a specific cultural aspect: how the preparation of food and the rituals associated with eating should change in time to accommodate the changes in nutritional needs and lifestyles of people, with a focus on those who, due to age or diseases, have to substantially change their nutritional habits. The target groups include adults caring for their relatives, volunteers active in NGOs, ageing people and educators working in the fields of social work and healthcare. The aim is to gather data about effective solutions and to offer concise information to anyone involved, directly or indirectly, in the preparation and presentation of meals by producing textual, visual and audiovisual informational products for various target groups. Coordinator: KAPLAN CONSULTANTS (France). Partners: ALPHA Association (Italy), Institut de Formation Interhospitalier Théodore Simon (France), uniT - Verein für Kultur an der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz (Austria), VNB, Verein Niedersächsischer Bildungsinitiativen e.V.(Denmark), West Lothian College (UK).

  • Food for body, mind and spirit - gathering Europe around the table (2012-2014)

    Using food as a relevant topic, this two-year Grundtvig project aims to improve the quality of older people’s lives by giving them the competencies for maintaining their health and regaining their status in society. The objectives of the project are to promote healthy ageing; to provide learning opportunities for the elderly; to motivate them for self-realization; to restore European values of solidarity between generations, and to promote the idea of diversity as a source for a better life in communities. The approach used is based on collaborative work, informal learning, and practical activities. As a result of the project the manual “Food for Body, Mind and Spirit” (virtual and printed recipe book) will be created as a resource of helpful information, and blogs will be developed as a space for sharing ideas and for intergenerational learning. Coordinator: Miedzynarodowe Towarzystwo Świadomości Kryszny (Poland). Partners: Utenos A. ir M. Miskiniu viesoji biblioteka (Lithuania), Fábrica da Igreja Paroquial da Paróquia de São João de Deus (Portugal), Academy for Management (Germany), Amasya Aile ve Sosyal Politikalar Il Mudurlugu (Turkey), Ass. Trasformazioni (Italy).

  • FORAGE 2nd International Conference

    The Future of Learning for Older People in Europe Learning from Experience 30 September – 1 October 2013 Budapest, Hungary

  • Fostering Cooperation and Intergererational (IG) Learning (2012-2014)

    The main aim of this Grundtvig project is to foster intergenerational cooperation and learning. Through study visits, the partnership will bring together young people and elders, and partners will have the opportunity to experience different methods and approaches in IG learning in different European countries. The partnership will gather the experiences and practices of partners and it will add certain practices and approaches on IG Learning across Europe. Finally, a best practice guide will be compiled to a single compendium with the knowledge acquired from the partnership. Coordinator: Kivotos – Elpida (Cyprus). Partners: Colegiul Tehnic (Romania), OPONGA (Greece), E-JUNIORS association (France), CECE Granada (Spain).

  • FUTURAGE (2009-2011)

    FUTURAGE was a two-year project whose primary aim was to produce the definitive road map for the future of ageing research in Europe for the next 10-15 years. It resulted in the launch of the 'Road Map for European Ageing Research'. Partners: 23 partners from across Europe coordinated by University of Sheffield, UK.

  • Gaining and strengthening 'soft skills' for employment through models of supporting methods (peer coaching and mentoring) (2012-2014)

    The general objectives of this Grundtvig project are to face the challenge of the growing elderly population and unemployment in Europe and to increase the number of adult learners in lifelong learning and mobilities. It aims to address these issues by collecting and exchanging best practice and information about 'soft skills' and training opportunities and existing models of supporting methods (voluntary methods, such as peer coaching and mentoring). The main results will be the development of a new learning process through two new products, the 'Soft Skills Toolkit' and the 'Guidelines for models of supporting methods (Peer Coaching and Mentoring)'. Coordinator: Pandokrátor Kft (Hungary). Partners: 12-EVFOLYAMOS KIEGESZITO GOROG NYELVOKTATO ISKOLA VECSEY U 5 (Hungary), Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants Ltd (UK), M.M.C Management Centre Ltd (Cyprus), Schulungszentrum Fohnsdorf (Austria), Melting Pro- Laboratorio per la Cultura (italy), Instytut Technologii Eksploatacji-Państwowy Instytut Badawczy (Poland), Randers Bo- og Erhvervstraening (Denmark).

  • Gambaloa - GAMe-BAsed Learning for Older Adults (2011-2013)

    The gambaloa project aims to contribute to research and practice in the field of games for learning with older people. Most of the research in this area has focused on young people and not taken account of the different expectations, motivations, needs and preferences of older people, despite the growing number of both older learners and older gamers. This project has two objectives: to bring together researchers, teachers and learners interested in the use of games-based learning with older adults; to create an international network to share best practice and develop future collaborative research in that area (including the design of a multilateral project that will systematically analyze game based teaching approaches in relation to older learners and inter-generational groups and will, based on this, prepare a teacher handbook and teacher courses). Coordinator: Manchester Metropolitan University (UK). Partners: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), AKAD Wissenschaftliche Hochschule Lahr GmbH (Germany).

  • GATE – Generations Ageing Together in Europe (2012-2014)

    GATE – Generations Ageing Together in Europe - is a Grundtvig Learning Partnership which aims to encourage reflection on active ageing from an intergenerational perspective. More specifically, it will bring together older people to discuss what active ageing means to them and raise awareness of the importance of active ageing to help ensure that older people are able to remain in the labour market for longer, to prevent social exclusion by encouraging participation in their communities and to help prevent dependency as people get older. Partners: WEA NI (Ireland) (Lead partner), bia-net Netzwerk Bildung im Alter (Austria), University of Leicester (UK), Illustre Colegio Oficial de Químicos de la Comunidad Valenciana (Spain), Club Amici di Salvatore Quasimodo (Italy), U.I.L. Pensionati del Trentino (Italy).

  • GEM - inter-Generational European Memories (2012-2014)

    This Grundtvig Partnership project will attempt to gather together memories of seniors from the participating countries regarding people, places and events which are important for the wider local community. These activities will be focused on 3 areas of interest: the systematic elaboration and preservation of the parts of seniors’ memories (MEMORIES), transmission of the knowledge (courses of ICT and/or language - ACTIVE AGEING) and inter-generational dialogue (SOLIDARITY BETWEEN GENERATIONS). Both traditional and innovative forms of working with seniors will be used. The Wiki platform will be used for presentation of the gathered knowledge, and an encyclopedia with descriptions and characteristics of people, places and events significant for the wider local community in the seniors’ eyes will be created using ITC tools. Coordinator: Fundacja Pro Scientia Publica (Poland). Partners: ERIFO Ente per la Ricerca e la Formazione (Italy), Association M3 (M CUBE) (France), Nazilli Public Training Centre and Evening Craft School (Turkey), Universidad de Sevilla (Spain), Institut für angewandte Sprachintegration Ottakring (Austria).

  • GoAct - Generations in Action (2012-2014)

    GoAct is a Grundvig project for raising awareness on the importance of the dialogue between generations, calling on insights from experts, policy suggestions, adult education, media coverage, and initiating an information campaign about ageing. The project GoAct aims to: raise awareness of policy-makers, persons dealing with educational planning, academics and umbrella organisations as well as the general public on the importance of lifelong learning in ageing processes; change the common image of elderly people and ageing in Europe through educational means and awareness raising (inclusion of journalists); transfer knowledge, methods and good practice for intergenerational learning from project supported under the four main Actions of the LLP; and develop ideas for innovative approaches to intergenerational learning. Partners: European Association for the Education of Adults EAEA, Age Platform Europe, ELTERNVEREIN BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG.

  • GrandmaPC - interGenerational Relations And Networking for DevelopMent of Advanced People and Communities (2011-2013)

    This Grundtvig project aims to build a creative training kit for promoting intergenerational learning and voluntary activities between seniors and youngsters, in order to provide them with pathways to improving their knowledge and competencies.This training kit contains methods and approaches which meet the target groups’ particular needs (at each partner’s level and specific context) and will make learning more interesting, increase the motivation of learners and their responsibility for learning, improve their self-esteem, and reduce their anxiety. The project will also promote inter-generational respect and understanding through learning, fun and shared activities. Coordinator: Powiatowa i Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna w Wieliczce (Poland). Partners: Learn With...(UK), Asociatia Pro Xpert (Romania), Cukurova'nin dogal, tarihi ve kulturel degerlerini arastirma, gelistirme ve yasatma dernegi (Turkey), Giovani per l'Europa (Italy), UDAF Union Departementale des Alssociations Familiales de la Charente (France), Asociación Andalucía en Obra Socia (Spain).

  • Grandparents & Grandchildren (G&G) (2011-2013)

    The G&G (Grandparents and Grandchildren) project aims to: 1) improve by little steps the digital literacy of older people to foster their full citizenship in the digital society 2) use the communication technologies as a mean to stimulate and encourage intergenerational learning and mutual understanding between generations. The current Grundtivg-funded partnership is a continuation of two former projects (one eLearning initiative ended in 2008 and one Grundtvig partnership ended in 2010). Partners: ENAIP FVG (Italy), CECOA / Centro de Formação Profissional para o Comércio e Afins (Portugal), VZW KSO Waregem-Avelgem-Anzegem Entiteit CVO Sint-Paulus (Belgium), Gezinsbond (Belgium), Vytauto Didžiojo Universitetas (Lithuania), Grad BUJE-BUIE (Croatia).

  • GRANKIT - GRANdparents and grandchildren Keep In Touch (2013-2014)

    'Grandparents and Grandchildren Keep In Touch' is a European project co-funded by Lifelong Learning Programme under GRUNDTVIG Multilateral projects. The GRANKIT project attempts to explore the relationship developing between the first and the third generation of members of different European families through the provision of ICT opportunities for learning. The project will involve a large number of grandparents and grandchildren from the participating countries. Grandparents who might be educated (but not necessarily computer literated) will be trained with the involvement of their grandchildren to acquire basic ICT skills. The skills will enable them communicate with their grandchildren by using social network groups with the aim to provide support, guidance and help to their grandchildren, while at the same time reducing inactiveness, isolation and loneliness and become active citizens who can have access to the electronic world. Coordinator: University of Hanover (Germany). Partners: Emphasys Computer Training Centre (CY), EuroED (RO), National Centre for Scientific Research, 'DEMOKRITOS' (GR), ΠΑΝΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΙΟ ΛΕΥΚΩΣΙΑΣ (CY).

  • Grey gold of Europe (2012-2014)

    The main aim of this Grundtvig Learning Partnership project is to provide support to seniors from various professions in pre-retirement and early-retirement periods to remain active for a longer time in society, community and learning, thus living a healthy life. The specific objectives are: to develop 'learning actions' where these seniors will learn how to age actively in terms of their health and social communication; to raise awareness about active ageing and its benefits; to make positive use of the experiences of seniors; to help seniors to overcome feeling unimportant; to help seniors learn to use ICT for social activity; to give seniors the opportunity to see different lifestyles of their peers throughout Europe. 'Learning Actions', to include "Experience Sharing Workshops" and ICT courses, will be one of the key focuses of the partnership. Coordinator: Kocaeli Il Milli Egitim Mudurlugu (Turkey). Partners: Haus der Zukunft e.V. (Germany), A-12 Estudis i Recerca Interuniversitaria (Spain).

  • Grey Matters (2013-2015)

    Grey Matters is a two year project, funded by the EU Grundtvig Lifelong Learning Fund, which will focus on making community theatre with older people. The project will share learning between the staff of six European companies, around the different methods and approaches used to engage older people in learning through community theatre projects. Coordinator: Acta Community Theatre (UK). Partners: Rotterdams Wijktheater (Netherlands), Expedition Metropolis (Germany), Grodzki Theatre, (Poland), Sering (Belgium) and Devadlo bez Domovo (Slovakia).