• LEAGE - LEArning Games for older Europeans (2011-2013)

    The LEAGE project aims to motivate older people to participate in lifelong learning activities by transforming those activities into games. For this purpose, two popular mediums, digital TV and Kinect for Windows have been chosen for delivering the educational games. The fun of games coupled with gerontology research, as well as the ease of use of the proposed platforms will provide a strong motivation for older people to learn and exercise in a fun way. Within the project 75 users from Greece, Spain and the Netherlands will use and evaluate the games and the proposed educational approach for 3 months in older users associations and day centers. Coordinator: EXODUS S.A. (Greece). Partners: VICOMTech (Spain), Ingema Foundation (Spain), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), Ananz (Netherlands), Smart Homes (Netherlands), 50plusHellas (Greece).

  • LENA - Learning in the post-professional phase (2004-2007)

    LENA (Learning in the post professional phase) followed on from the completed LISA project (Learning in Senior Age) and ran from 2004-2007. Its main aim was to design and to put to the test a curriculum for "Learning in Senior Age“ which worked transnationally. Partners: GEFAS Styria (Austria), VHS Hamburg (Germany), Universidade Sénior de Almeirim (Portugal), Leicester Adult Education College (UK), Scuola Superiore Sant´Anna (Italy), ZDUS (Slovenia), ATHENA (Czech Republic), EURAG - European Federation of Older Persons.

  • Life after care (2009-2011)

    The participants in this Grundtvig project focused on strategies to enhance former carers by identifying and improving the skills and experience they had acquired in order to support their transition to post- care period. These could be simple skills (such as organizational communication and negotiation skills and stress management understanding) or practical skills (such as moving and handling, medication and behavior management). Through the research work and networking the participants developed and promoted new strategies in their countries to identify and strengthen the skills and experience of caregivers and implementing them: re-employment, volunteer work in community services, participation in supporting carers. Coordinator: SOFIA (italy). Partners: Arco (Italy), Careres UK (UK), Care Alliance Ireland (Republic of Ireland), Athens Association of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (Greece).

  • Light Gen - Living healthily through Generations (2013-2015)

    The key objective of this Grundtvig project is to provide families, especially older generations, with knowledge and practical competencies in the field of dietetics, healthy nutrition and an active lifestyle, to present different variations of balanced diets and to introduce simple sport activities. Detailed aims of the project are to provide information on: -active lifestyle; - healthy lifestyle; -light.gen style; -exchange and transfer of good practices and experiences. Coordinator: Institute for European Educational Initiatives (Poland). Partners: Association L'albero della conoscenza-Onlus (Italy), IntEMA (Romania), Communication Research and Application Center of Akdeniz University (Turkey), APSHSTDC (Portugal), Servicio Andaluz de Salud or Andalusian Health Service (Spain), School of Education Studies, Dublin City University (Ireland), WOMEN’STEC (UK).

  • LIKE - Learning through Innovative Management Concepts to Ensure Transfer of Knowledge of Elderly People (2011-2014)

    This Grundtvig-funded project examines how innovative approaches can generate Age Management Concepts and theories based on the use of ICT to answer the urgent European situation made out of low employment of older workers, shortage of critical skills and decline of birth rate. The main objectives are to develop new approaches for combating age barriers in employment; to promote the adaptability of the older workforce to the changing business environment; to enhance age management business concepts in favour of the participation, performance and productivity of the ageing workforce and the transfer of their knowledge; to suppport new objectives regarding age management policies in order to meet Europe’s future demographic needs. Coordinator: 3L RESEARCH INSTITUTE (Greece). Partners: The Academy of Management (Poland), University of Strathclyde (UK), Folkuniversitetet (Sweden), Documenta (Spain).

  • LISA - Learning in senior age (2002-2004)

    The LISA project (2002-2004) aimed to expand already existing networks in Learning Regions which were focusing on learning in senior age. Regional working groups set out to investigate existing educational offers and to develop strategies to make the best use of synergy and resources, thus enabling older people in their post-professional phase and after their family phase to participate in educational programmes. These findings, and examples of “best practice”, were exchanged during transnational meetings. The results of LISA were then made available to other learning regions.The LISA project was followed up by the LENA project (2004- 2006) and the LARA project (2008-2010). Partners: Hamburger Volkshochschule (Germany), Scuola Superiore Sant´Anna (Italy), NIACE (UK), GEFAS Styria (Austria), CIECA (Portugal).

  • LIST - Leveraging the Digital & ICT Competencies of senior women to extenuate the knowledge divide (2013-2015)

    The LIST project aims to support senior women's inclusion in the knowledge society by closing the gender and age digital divides. The main objective is to increase the ICT competencies and digital literacy (e-skills) of women aged 50+ and to promote their access to web-based services and information. LIST will do this using innovative tools and training offers based on intergenerational exchange with digital natives. Coordinator: Lifelong Learning Research Institute (Greece). Partners: University of Strathclyde (UK), European Centre for Women and Technology (NO), Społeczna Akademia Nauk (PL), Zentrum fur Soziale Innovation (AT).

  • LLLE - Learning in Later Life Europe (2011-2013)

    The primary objective of this Grundtvig project is to enable participants to exchange experiences of learning activities in which many seniors commit or engage, particularly handicrafts, arts and music. The LLLE project will enable older people and teachers from different countries, with different cultures and religions to meet and share their experiences and knowledge and collect examples of good practice. Coordinator: ICANO (Turkey). Partners: Societe Cooperative Adrep (France), Art-Culture-Retraite-Transfert de savoir (France), Federacion de Sociedades Musicales de ls Comunidad Valenciana (Spain), PRO-MED (Poland).

  • LLM - Long Lasting Memories (2010-2012)

    LLM (Long Lasting Memories) aimed to develop and test a unified ICT platform which would combine state-of-the-art cognitive exercises with physical activity in the framework of an advanced ambient assisted living environment. By combining cognitive exercises and physical activity LLM aimed to deliver an effective countermeasure against age-related cognitive decline, thus actively improving the quality of life of the elderly. The LLM service can be installed in individual homes, day care centres, or more formal medical settings, enabling the accident-free, personalized and monitored physical and cognitive training of its users. Coordinator: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). Partners from Greece, Germany, Austria, Spain, France, UK. The project was partially funded under the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme by the European Community. The LLM project continues through national business plans. In Greece the service is offered by the AUTH through the LLMCare.

  • MASON: MAinstream SOcio-cultural dynamics to enhance National lifelong learning strategies (2011-2013)

    An extensive comparative study based on analyses of national lifelong learning systems and strategies of Greece, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Bulgaria, Germany and Finland. National reports are appended. The first part of each gives and overview of all formal and informal education and training systems ( legislative frameworks, structure, current LLL strategies) from childhood to later life. The second part gives an overview of issues, particularly between March 2011 and February 2012, case-studies , interviews with LLL stakeholders and SWOT analysis.

  • MATURE - Making Adult Teaching Useful, Relevant and Engaging (2012-2014)

    This EU Grundtvig multilateral project has the following aims: • To analyse barriers to engagement with learning faced by older adults • To seek examples of good practice in engaging hard-to-reach older adults from national, European and international sources • To explore the role of intermediary agencies, organisations and individuals in supporting older people to take action • To develop face-to-face and online training for learning providers both paid and voluntary • To develop advice and guidance for intermediaries to support advocacy for learning. Project co-ordinator: University of Leicester (UK) Partners: AidLearn (Portugal), bia-net (Austria), Hamburger Volkshochschule (Germany), 50plus Hellas (Greece), PRO-MED sp. z o.o. (Poland), Verband der Schweizerischen Volkshochschulen Association des Universités Populaires Suisses (Switzerland), ZDUS (Slovenia).

  • Me(u)mories (2010-2012)

    This Grundtvig project addresses social and digital exclusion of senior citizens, low language skills (and European context awareness) of seniors, low cooperation among different institution in areas where the project partners operate and increasing generational gap. It aims to: prevent social exclusion of seniors by involving them in activities of local community; promote intergenerational dialogue (by involving young volunteers in project activities); increase seniors´ ICT skills; increase seniors´ language skills (language classes in English); promote their awareness of European cooperation (participation in project meetings and production of a "Local communities memory book“). Coordinator: EDUCAnet (Czech Republic). Partners: Fundacja Lokalna Grupa Dzialania Partnerstwo Dla Warmii (Poland), Vasa arbetarinstitut (Finland), T.Goloskokovos užsienio kalbų mokykla (Lithuania), EDUNET (Romania), ETA' SERENA (Italy), Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie du Pays d’Arles (France), SILLOGOS GINEKON FILOTIOU NAXOU - PANAGIA I FILOTITISSA (Greece), Tsentar za profesionalno obuchenie kum "Desita" EOOD (Bulgaria).

  • MEET Change – Motivating elderly employees for training and change (2012-2014)

    The project MEET Change - Motivating Elderly Employees for Training and Change - responds to the challenge of an ageing population by improving the accessibility of educational programmes for elderly and low-skilled employees at company level. It does this by training HR managers and adult educators on how to motivate and empower this target group to accept change in their work environment and to participate in training and educational programmes. Partners: CCIS (Slovenia), Tk Formazione Srl (Italy), MGYOSZ (Hungary), ITPIO (Bulgaria), European Network for Transfer and Exploitation of EU Project Results (E.N.T.E.R.), Pro-Eco d.o.o. (Slovenia).

  • MEMORY IN LATER LIFE: learning, supporting, developing (2012 - 4)

    EU Grundtvig Project now completed successfully. Partners in Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, UK.Main objectives - to investigate and describe practical memory and mnemonic methods and techniques which might be implemented by teachers and seniors and to support personal development and well-being in later life. Main output substantial Project Handbook.

  • Menta 50+ (2012-2014)

    This Grundtvig project aims to raise awareness of the benefits and importance of mental wellbeing and mental fitness for people aged over 50. The focus will be on the provision of specific guidelines to promote key concepts and the development of new, innovative learning material. This will be targeted directly to those over 50 and to training providers and support agencies. Coordinator: Trebag (Hungary). Partners: Research Institute of the Red Cross (FRK) (Austria), Università delle LiberEtà (ULE) (Italy), University of Chester (UK), IDEC (Greece), European University Cyprus (Cyprus), The Multi- Disciplinary Center (Israel).

  • Mix@ges - Intergenerational Bonding via Creative New Media (2011-2013)

    Mix@ges promotes understanding and dialogue between younger and older generations throughout the European Year of Active Aging and Intergenerational Solidarity. Mix@ges encourages intergenerational bonding through media arts, overcomes negative stereotypes and bridges the generational gap. The focus of the project is to develop and deliver innovative methods of achieving intergenerational bonding. This will be done by exploring the creative and artistic use of the internet, mobile phones, personal computers, game consoles, digital cameras etc. Coordinator: Institut für Bildung und Kultur E.V. (Germany). Partners: University of Strathclyde (UK), KulturKontakt Austria (Austria), Entr’âges ASBL (Belgium), ZDUS (Slovenia).

  • OMAL - Older Men as Active Learners (2012-2014)


    The main goal of the OMAL project is to research the learning of older men, aged 60 and over, who are often experiencing deprivation and social exclusion in their living environment. The project focuses upon organisations and programmes at the community level (in partnership countries) which are offering social and educational activities for older men. What kind of activities men are involved in and how men in different communities experience their social and learning activities in community organisations? The partners are using ethnographic research to collect data about different non-profit organisations offering social activities and learning, and will later examine the informal learning of older men with semi-structured interviews in selected community organisations. Project coordinator: Slovenian Adult Education Association (Slovenia). Partners: University of Algarve (Portugal), Dingli Local Council (Malta), Tallinn University (Estonia).

  • OPERA - Integrating elderly’s potentials – for richer and happier society (2013-2015)

    The main purpose of this project is to raise awareness in society of the potential of older people, highlighting the importance of their equal integration in society and to establish innovative solutions in the personal development of older people. In 2 years, the project will establish cooperation between 6 partners from 5 EU countries, and will exchange experiences, good practices and programs in the field of older people's activation, to ensure their equal status and participation in society. Objectives: 1) The development of a joint ad hoc/informal programme for older people with the identification of their potential and activating their involvement in society; 2) The presentation, comparison and exchange of existing good practice in supporting the development of older people; 3) The testing of innovative educational methods within partner organisations in order that they become a regular practice; 4) The development and use of innovative forms of awareness raising to promote the importance of the contribution of older population to society. Coordinator: CareMalta (Malta). Partners: Bolu Provincial Directorate of Family and Social Policies (Turkey), PISCESWM C.I.C. (UK), The Digbeth Trust (UK), M´AM´ALOCA (Czech Republic), Associazione Memoria Immagine (Italy).

  • OPT-In Project (2009-2011)

    Project aimed to to explore if and how new technologies can improve the quality of life of older people, particularly whether existing pedagogic approaches are the best way of enabling older people to learn new technologies. Project partners: Open University (UK), University of Maribor, Faculty of Health Sciences (Slovenia), University of Stirling (UK), Technical University of Dortmund, Institute of Gerontology (Germany), Verwey-Jonker Instituut (Netherlands).

  • Outdoor ICT (2011-2013)

    The main objective of this Grundtvig project is to provide opportunities to explore ways of applying knowledge gained in the field of ICT to the promotion of active an lifestyle, through gaining and sharing knowledge and experiences of partners and participants and empowering people aged 45+. The main questions the project is seeking answers to are: What are the barriers of people 45+ to using ICT tools and applications extensively? Can informal and entertaining ways of teaching ICT be a high motivatonal force for older people? Can online social networking systems support social integration of the target group? Can intergenerational gaps be diminished by applying new approaches? Geocaching will be used with the participating learners. Coordinator: Università delle LiberEtà del Fvg (Italy). Partners: Aula de Mayores de la Universidad de Málaga (Spain), Die Kärntner Volkshochschulen (Austria), Cultural Institute of Évora (Portugal), E-SENIORS Institute (France), EdirneTurizm ve Otelcilik Meslek Lisesi Okul Aile Birligi (Turkey).