• Hefill - HEalthy and Fit In Later Life (2010-2012)

    This Grundtvig Learning Partnership studied offers for older people in the field of sports and movement, exchanged good practice and made proposals how to increase the level of physical activity among sedentary older people. A poster describing and illustrating 10 steps to start moving in later life was created in partner languages and distributed to target groups. Coordinator: Senjoru inicatyvu centras (Lithuania). Partners: Turngesellschaft 1895 e.V. Jügesheim (Germany), Unione Italiana Sport per Tutti (italy), Verein GEFAS Steiermark - Akademie für Generationen (Austria).

  • HISA - Heritage Interpretation for Senior Audiences (2013-2015)

    The main objective of the Grundtvig HISA project is to enhance the learning experience of seniors (55+) visiting heritage sites, museums and protected areas. Seniors will be encouraged to broaden their horizon of interests and to reflect on European core values. Coordinator: Interpret Europe (Germany). Partners: Society of Friends of the National Museum in Krakow (Poland), Institute for Tourism Travel and Culture, University of Malta (Malta), Centro Studi Formazione Orientamento (Italy), Red Kite Environment Ltd (UK).

  • How to be a Grandparent (2013-2015)

    The project will have a target audience of adults aged 50+ adults who have no family, adults who are living in nursing homes or/and to seniors without a basic education; to groups of adults who are disadvantaged from social, economic and culturalpoints of view. Through various activities the project will motivate the adults to learn and acquire new skills. They will learn to communicate into a foreign language, to use multimedia and computers in order to obtain audio visual materials. Legends, culture and traditions, puppet theatre, drawing, painting, singing, traditional handmade objects and languages will be promoted by the target groups through artistic programmes, workshops and shows developed by the partner organizations in collaboration with schools and local authorities to help institutionalized children/pupils or without parents/grandparents to avoid social exclusion. In this way, the adults play the role of grandparents, integrate themselves in a new social environment, start a new life and can even find new jobs. Coordinator: Taxandria cvo Turnhout (Belgium). Partners: Szydlowskie Stowarzyszienie Pomocy Dziecion (Poland), CEPER “El Palmarillo” (Spain), Bartin Guzel Sanatiar ve Turizm Dernegi Gendik Kulubu (Turkey), South Eastern Regional College (SERC) (UK), Regional Directorate of Primary and Secondary Education of Crete (Greece).

  • I-CARE - International Communication and Active ageing in a Rural Environment (2012-2014)

    The aim of I-CARE is to strengthen the vitality of small villages and empower older people within an intergenerational context. The project aims at a wide view of possibilities of participatory education close to home, in delivering tools for developing consciousness, knowledge and common practice. With active involvement of learners, partners will arrange study visits, exchange good practices and research on several topics: methods to involve older people in future planning and action, intergenerational debate and practice within the community organization, voluntary involvement and educational needs of the older population, changing lifestyles and how to make use of this, methods to increase the power of local social capital, anticipation on future care needs. Coordinator: ASSOCIACIÓ PER LA COORIDNACIÓ DE MEMBRES I ENTITATS DE LLEURE RURALS DE CATALUNYA, COORDINACIÓ RURAL DE CATALUNYA (Spain). Partners: LEB Kreisarbeitsgemeinschaft Aurich/Ostfriesland e.V. (Germany), Grobund Aps (Denmark), Bíbó István Népfoiskolai Alapítvány (Hungary).

  • i-Treasure: Internet Treasure Hunt Improving the Attractiveness of Learning for Seniors (2013-2015)

    i-TREASURE is a European project co-financed by the European Commission within the Lifelong Learning Programme. The aim of i-TREASURE is to provide senior citizens with skills they need to remain active in society. The project aims to reach seniors who have had little to no contact with technology. i-TREASURE also provides the new methodology (“treasure hunt”) of learning to a secondary target group: trainers in adult education centres. i-TREASURE provides a new approach to learning digital skills through an innovative methodology of learning technologies for practical exercises, supported by a “treasure hunt” game: some clues are hidden in websites and devices. Users will have to discover clues while using all these technologies. Coordinator: Volkshochschule im Landkreis Cham e.V.(DE). Partners: AINTEK A.E. (GR), AKADEMIA HUMANISTYCZNO-EKONOMICZNA W ŁODZI (PL), Asociatia pentru Educatie Permanenta in Mediul Rural (RO), T.C. İzmir Valiliği (TR).

  • IANUS (Grundtvig) European Guidelines for Later learning in Intergenerational, Intercultural and ICT-Based Settings

    IANUS has sought to answer key questions for learners aged 50: 1) What are the key factors to promote successful learning in later life? 2) Are these key factors different for different countries and learning contexts? 3) What steps are necessary in European and national policy to foster learning in later life? Through cross-national comparison the IANUS project believed that it had identified and analysed key features that contribute to a positive learning experience and the barriers that need to be overcome. Specifically, the project tried to • assist people from vulnerable or marginalised groups to access adult education • promote understanding of the impact and efficacy of intergenerational learning opportunities • support the development of innovative ICT opportunities for older learners • produce strategies and approaches to enable effective intercultural lifelong learning. The Partnership was bf1 Steiermark, Austria; ENCELL Sweden; Slovenian Third Age University; Lambrakia Foundation, Greece; Beth Johnson Foundation, UK; University of Bialystock, Poland; Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Ireland; Formazione Network, Italy; Init Developments, Germany; CRIC.

  • IGTrain - Training to Train - intergenerational transfer of knowledge on the workplace (2013-2015)

    The overall objective of the project is to improve the employability and the position in the labour market of older people (50+), by including them in the life-long-learning process and providing them with skills for on-the-job, intergenerational transfer of knowledge, complementary to their primary professional skills. The specific objectives of the project are: To develop an innovative train-the-trainer course for people of age 50+, providing them with skills for intergenerational, on-the-job transfer of knowledge; To pilot the training course in every partner country, including both employed and unemployed adults of age 50+; To test the results of the training course by following the implementation of on-the-job-training by a selected number of participants in the pilot training courses; To use the results, their evaluation and the information from the observations of the on-the-job training programmes to develop good practice case-studies to promote the idea of more structured intergenerational learning at the workplace; To develop an internet platform for promotion and dissemination of project results. Project Coordinator: Partenalia aisbl (Belgium). Partners: Bimec Ltd. (Bulgaria), COOSS Marche (Italy), Mozaik (Turkey), Verein Multikulturell (Austria), Waterpolis (Portugal).

  • IMAL - Innovations in Mature Adult Learning (2013-2015)

    The Grundtvig learning partnership 'Innovations in Mature Adult Learning' will focus on exchanging knowledge on the learning patterns of mature adults in partner countries and exchange of best practice in engaging of mature learners in education. The partners will explore the reasons behind low level of interest and motivation toward learning of mature adults in their countries. They will also collect and examine examples of successful education initiatives in their countries. During the 2-year period, partners will prepare a webpage and two reports. Coordinator: Fundacja Centrum Promocji Kobiet (Poland). Partners: Randers Municipality (Denmark), SYNDESMOS KOINONIKON LEITOURGON ELLADOS (Greece), KOÇARLI HALK EĞİTİMİ MERKEZİ (Turkey), ESCUELA DE TURISMO UNIVERSITARIA DE ZARAGOZA (Spain), Associazione PER FORMARE (Italy).

  • INNOMEC - INNOvative Management and Educational practices in elderly Centres (2013-2015)

    INNOMEC is a Multilateral Grundtvig Project in the Lifelong Learning Programme. The aim of the project is the improvement of the key competences of Elderly Care Centres’ (ECC) staff through an “Agile Management” approach and peer-learning pathways among practitioners in order to provide better learning opportunities for individuals and communities. The work process proposed is based on the valorisation of European best practices on active ageing and the solidarity between generations to foster and to improve active ageing policies and the involvement of elderly people in community life. Coordinator: Speha Fresia Cooperative Company (IT). Partners: Euro Idea (BE), Hrafnista – Continuing Care Communites (IS), Inspire – Verein für Bildung und Management (AT), MYKOLO ROMERIO UNIVERSITETAS (LT), STUDI CENTRO VENETO (IT).

  • Integration of senior Europeans through fostering of family traditions (2011-2013)

    This Grundtvig project seeks to develop innovative teaching and learning material relating to integration of senior people into family life and promotion of inter-generational co-operation. Project partners will develop specific educational strategies to empower seniors, teach and spread family traditions, emphasise to families the importance of the role of grandparents in the psychosomatic development of the children even when the generations no longer live under the same roof. The project combines knowledge and skills of European research and training institutions, non-governmental organisations, schools, cultural, art and recreational organizations, universities, language schools and family associations. Coordinator: Association FAI TIRA (France). Partners: Pazangos Centras (Lithuania), ANTALYA AILE DANISMANLARI DERNEGI (Turkey), IDISmais (Portugal), FUN&LEARN (Austria), Can do Communities (UK), Laboratorio CreActiva (Spain), ECIPA Soc. Cons. a R.L. (Italy).

  • INTERGEN (2008-2010)

    The project brought together junior and senior people with visual disabilities to share their skills and know-how. It looked particularly at 'how' to bring the generations together, and the tools and methodologies best suited to achieving this. Partners: European Blind Union (EBU) (Lead partner), the German Federation of the Blind and Partially Sighted (DBSV) (Germany), the Italian Union of the Blind and Partially Sighted (UIC) (Italy), the Italian Institute for Research,Training and Rehabilitation (IRIFOR) (Italy), the Turkish Federation of the Blind (Turkey), the Turkish Six Dots Foundation (Turkey).

  • Intimage Project (2014-2016)

    Funded by the Erasmus+ programme, this European project will explore intimacy and sexuality in the third age. Empirical evidence tells us that health professionals (HPs) experience significant barriers to addressing the sexual and intimacy needs of their senior clients. Project outcomes thus include: guidelines for HPs to use in their assessments and interventions which address the improvement of intimacy and sexuality in this client group; a toolbox containing a range of materials that will be used by professionals; and an interactive e-learning platform for both trainers and learners. Project Coordinator: University College of Health Science (Slovenia). Partners: INTEGRA Human Ressouce Institute (Slovenia), ECC Education - Culture - Citizenship (Austria), Institute of Psychogerontology, Erlangen (Germany), Irish Centre for Social Gerontology (Ireland) Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing (UK). Univetsità delle LiberEtà, Italy Greek Academic Network, Greece

  • INTOOL – Its never too late for learning to learn (2011-2014)

    INTOOL (It is Never TOO Late learning to learn) is a Multilateral project supported by European Commission in the Grundtvig Programme. Its objective is to develop a set of materials (Tool Box) that trainers and adult educators can use to improve their activities with adult learners. This will contain about 30 exercises (each focused on a specific aspect of the learning to learn competence) with instructions for trainers and educators of how to use them with adult learners. The blueprint of a course to train trainers and educators to develop the learning to learn competence will also be produced. The Tool Box and the blueprint will be collated in the e-book "Developing the Learning to Learn Tool Box". Partners: Enaip Toscana Formazione e Lavoro (Italy), Soros Educational Center Foundation (Romania), Zemgale NGO Centre (Latvia), Hellenic Adult Education Association (Greece), Landliche Erwachsenenbildung Thuringen (Germany), Iniciativas de Proyectos de Formacion (I.P.F.) (Spain).

  • IROHLA - Intervention Research On Health Literacy among the Ageing population (2012-2015)

    This project is co-ordinated by the University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands, and funded by the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme. The main objective of IROHLA is to introduce in European Member States evidence-based guidelines for policy and practice for a comprehensive approach improving health literacy of the ageing population. The project brings together 22 partners from across Europe. It is a multidisciplinary group which includes universities, public health agencies, organisations representing older people, healthy cities, companies and businesses.

  • ISISEMD - Intelligent System for Independent living and SElf–care of seniors with cognitive problems or Mild Dementia (2009-2011)

    Funded under the Information and Communication Technologies Policy Support Programme, the aim of the ISISEMD project was to provide a pilot of a set of innovative intelligent scalable services that would support the independent living of elderly people in general and in particular the group of elderly with cognitive problems or mild dementia. At the same time it would support the formal and informal caregivers in their daily interaction with the elderly. The services improved the ability for the elderly for self-care by supporting their basic daily activities in ways that prevented health risks in their homes. The project included 12 partners from Denmark, Greece, Italy and the UK, co-ordinated by North Denmark EU Office (Denmark).

  • Keeping pace with an ever-changing world (2012-2014)

    The main aims of this Grundtvig Partnership project focus on the challenges that older people face in an attempt to align themselves with all the latest and fast paced changes that are taking place all over Europe. A training toolkit will be designed for use by trainers and for integration in training seniors in local communities, and it will be adopted in each partner institution. The topics of ICT, learning English, personal development and exchanging experience in a cross generational dialogue will be the core elements of this project. Coordinator: Gmina Czeladź (Poland). Partners: Nano Nagle Centre (Ireland), Edremit Eğitim Gönüllüleri Derneği (Turkey), Comune di Sant’Angelo in Vado (italy).

  • KIFLI - Keeping Fit in Later Life (2010-2012)

    The KIFLI project addresses physical activity, teaching and learning in later life and also inter-generational learning. The project is aimed at older people who would like to maintain their health and physical activity and trainers who can help older people to reach these objectives. It aims to provide a set of resources and materials which will promote physical activity among people over 50. Coordinator: University of Malaga (Spain). Partners: Inveslan (Spain), Trebag (Hungary), Point Europa (UK), Volkshilfe (Austria), IBB – Institute fur Bildung und Beratung (Germany), Aarhuus Social and Healthcare College (Denmark).

  • Knowledge Volunteers (TKV) Project (2011-2013)

    The project, funded by the European Commission LLP Grundtvig Programme, involves older and young people in an educational and training plan based on voluntary activities and an inter-generational, peer-to-peer learning model. It aims to promote the acquisition of digital competences among elders at risk of exclusion and intergenerational relations that also benefit the education of young people. Partners: Fondazione Mondo Digitale (FMD) (Italy), University of Edinburgh (UK), 50plus Hellas (Greece), Societatea Romana Pentru Educatie Permanenta (Romania), Foundaciòn Para el Desarollo Infotecnologico de Empresas, Centrum vizualizace a interaktivity vzdělávání Ostrava International Communication (Spain), ICIVolunteers (Switzerland).

  • LAB50+ - Learning Across Borders: Senior learning abroad in education and culture (2011-2013)

    The idea of this Grundtvig partnership project is to make senior volunteering abroad a better known option and a tool to overcome marginalization of older people, especially the marginalization of older women. To achieve this aim, 2-day-workshops will be held in each partner country, during which participants will learn about educational opportunities for senior volunteers in their country and learn from the experiences of their partners. Each project partner will also develop its pilot project, concerning an aspect of senior volunteering, according to its own needs, experiences and profile. Coordinator: Fundacja Kobieca (Poland). Partners: European Institute Denmark (Denmark), Verein wildundweise (Switzerland), Women's Initiative Berlin-Warsaw (Germany).

  • LARA - Learning – a response to ageing (2008-2010)

    The LARA project ran from 2008 to 2010. Its aim was to develop and pilot training to equip adult educators to create and deliver learning responsive to the demands and opportunities of ageing. Interim milestones were: the conduct of research; the development and delivery of courses for adults of all ages and of a training programme; the publication of a training manual. The LARA consortium was composed of partners who had worked together in two previous projects LISA and LENA: Hamburger Volkshochschule (Germany), bia-net Netzwerk Bildung im Alter (Austria), University of Leicester (UK), ATHENA (Czech Republic), ZDUS (Slovenia), AidLearn (Portugal).