• PEER – Digital peer learning for adults 50+ (2011-2013)

    Co-financed by the Lifelong Learning Programme, Grundtvig multilateral, the vision of the PEER project is to provide facilitation of formal and non-formal peer learning in online communities supported by customized web 2.0 tools for adults aged 50+. Objectives include identifying and assessing older people’s usability requirements through the use of participatory user-involvement methods; adapting a set of light weighted open source Web 2.0 tools, supported by many 50plus platforms, to these needs; translating this set of adapted Web 2.0 tools into Dutch, English, German, Polish, Portuguese; developing accompanying didactical guidelines on how to provide peer-to-peer learning methods on social platforming into 23 EU languages; connecting operators of 50plus platforms with each other by arranging a number of network meetings; providing an EU-wide map of existing 50plus platforms. Coordinated by Zentrum fuer Soziale Innovation (ZSI) (Austria). Partners: AidLearn (Portugal), AGH-UST (Poland), University of Strathclyde (UK), NIGZ (the Netherlands), ZAWiW (Germany). *The project has now finished and public results are available on the project website, as detailed in the Press Release, available to download here.

  • People Over Fifty (2013-2015)

    The aim of this Grundtvig project is to elaborate the effective model of support for People over 50 who want to improve their potential employability by acquiring or updating basic and general skills and play an active role in society. The project will include creation of regional/local group of experts to work on the subject of the project in partner countries. Results of the project: 1) brochure prepared with all partner institutions in the field of education of seniors 2) website of the project. Coordinator: Voivodeship Labour Office in Katowic (Poland). Partners: MRS Consultancy (UK), The Fundation University Enterprise of the Region of Murcia (Spain), Edupoli (Finland).

  • ReAge - reactivating senior citizens and youngsters in society (2012-2014)

    This Grundtvig partnership involves senior citizens cooperating closely with youngsters, so that both generations interact and learn from each other. The aim is to foster intergenerational learning and to encourage meaningful participation by older people in art, as creators and real protagonists, while youngsters reward the seniors by helping them obtaining ICT communication skills (internet, Skype, gaming). The project will provide seniors citizens and youngsters with "pathways" to improve their knowledge, skills and competencies especially relating competencies to ICT, communication and social interaction. Through the creation of memory boxes, which will form a portable exhibition travelling to all partners countries, the older people will present to the youngsters their life stories and will encourage them to cherish their experiences. Coordinator: Achaia Adult Education Institute (Greece). Partners: OAKE Associates Ltd (UK), REPERE Association (Romania), Ljudska univerza Tržič (Slovenia), LEIDO (Netherlands), CEES (Poland).

  • Remembering together: reminiscence training for family carers of people with dementia (2010-2012)

    This Grundtvig partnership project aims to empower family carers of people with dementia by introducing them to the potential of reminiscence to improve communication with their relatives, to reinforce identity and to reduce social marginalisation. It uses some tried and tested reminiscence arts and life story approaches and will also develop new ideas together as a partnership. A reminiscence learning package will be produced for family carers. Coordinator: European Reminiscence Network (UK). Partners: Reminiscence Network Northern Ireland (UK), Muistojen Talon Kannatusyhdistys ry (Finland), Wielkopolskie Stowarzyszenie Alzheimerowskie (Poland), St James’s Hospital Board (Ireland), Stichting ZGAO (Netherlands), CESMEZ (Czech Republic), Centrum MEMORY n.o. (Slovakia), Diakonisches Werk Kassel (Germany).

  • Remembering Yesterday, Caring Today (2013-2015)

    The European Reminiscence Network was funded under the EC Grundtvig Lifelong Learning Programme to continue and develop the work it had begun in 2010-12 under the title “Remembering Together: Reminiscence Training”. As a partnership, it developed a cross-Europe training and accreditation programme so that partners could disseminate the work in their own countries and ensure that there would be competent group facilitators to lead in the future. Coordinator: European Reminiscence Network (UK). Partners: Alzheimer Catalunya Foundation (ES), Association Vivre le 3eme Age (FR), Diakonie Ceskobratrske cikbe evangelicke (CZ), Diakonisches Werk Kassel (DE), Muistojen Talon Kannatusyhdistys ry (FI), Reminiscence Network Northern Ireland (UK), Stichting ZGAO (NL) Tallin University (EE), Terapeutika (SK) Voice of Older People Donegal (IE) Wielkopolskie Stowarzyszenie Alzheimerowskie (PL)

  • RIVER - Recognition of Intergenerational Volunteering Experiences and Results (2011-2013)

    A Grundtvig Multilateral project which aims to promote senior, intergenerational volunteering by helping to make senior volunteers’ competence development more visible through developing a tailor-made competence assessment system. The overall aim of RIVER will be to adapt LEVEL5 - a methodology for assessing and validating competences acquired in informal learning settings - to the specific requirements of the volunteering sector. In RIVER the LEVEL5 system will not only be further improved but also transformed into a comprehensive methodology for defining personal aims of senior volunteering activities, planning them accordingly, and evaluating their impact on senior volunteers and on the beneficiaries of volunteering activities. Coordinator: die Berater (Austria) Partners: BUPNET (Germany), CSVnet (Italy), Forschungsinstitut des Roten Kreuzes (Austria), Kamut (Finland), LUNARIA (Italy), Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organisations (Denmark), Budapest Cultural Centre (Hungary).

  • Robgap - Robots for intergenerational gap (2011-2013)

    This Grundtvig partnership involves older people, grandparents and parents being trained to program robots and use robots for educational motivation and involvement with children. It also aims to develop within the target group skills and competencies such as communication, ICT literacy, robot programming, maths, science and geometry subjects/topics. Coordinator: Scuola di Robotica Ass. culturale (Italy). Partners: IC A.Pisano Caldiero (Italy), Latvian Adult Education Assoc. (Latvia), DOMI ANAPTYXIAKI NGO (Greece), ANKA-DER (Turkey), IES Pedro Mercedes (Spain). VSI HITECO (Lithiania), Aktive Akademie 50+ GmbH (Germany).

  • SATCHEL - Seniors Accessing Technologies for Co-Housing with E-Learning (2013-2015)

    This Grundtvig-funded project focuses on improving the capabilities needed for active citizenship of older adults, especially in the context of co-housing and other types of communities built by the seniors themselves. In addition the project is supporting the development of innovative ICT-based content, services, pedagogies, and practice for learning, focusing on engaging seniors in using digital technologies to generate their own individual life histories and the histories of their communities, and stories on the perceptions of growing old as a member of a community. The concrete results and outcomes of the project will be the following: (1) Individual life histories (based on videos, photos, music, blogs, etc.) in an on-line open access archive, (2) On-line exhibition of multimedia learning materials (3) Plan for a senior co-housing community to be built in Manchester (4) A tool kit of digital technologies for seniors (5) Video in English on the history of Loppukiri (Final Spurt) in Finland: How to build a community of seniors through co-housing, and (6) Exhibition on the results. In addition the long-term aim of the participating organisations is to build up a European network of SeniorLabs. Coordinator: Laurea University of Applied Science (Finland). Partners: Fundació pel foment de la Societat del Coneixement, Cornellà de Llobregat (Spain), Manchester City Council, Manchester (UK).

  • See Green - senior engagement in a green economy (2011-2013)

    The main aim of this Grundtvig project is to improve senior citizens' knowledge of energy efficiency practices and schemes. The core result of the project is an online training course which deals with the fundamental issues of domestic energy saving and energy efficiency. Care homes, private homes, residential villages and social clubs are all included in target groups for the training programme, which is free and now available on the See Green website in 6 languages. Coordinator: Eurocrea Merchant SRL (Italy). Partners: Staffordshire University (UK), Fundación Academia Europea de Yuste (Spain), Age Concern (Netherlands), Bulgarian Construction Chamber (Bulgaria), CrystalClearSoft (Greece).

  • SenApp - Seniors learning with Apps (2013-2015)

    The project SenApp - Seniors Learning with APPs - aims at developing a Training App for seniors in four European countries (France, Spain, Romania and Germany) to support them effectively and individually to become competent ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) users. This project focuses on the need for eInclusion of senior citizens in Europe, the latter still being very much under-represented when it comes to competent and self-directed use of ICT. The digital divide still concerns, to a major extent, the older population. Using a mobile learning training approach for easy to handle tablet-computers, SenAPP will support seniors optimally in the process of accessing and becoming involved in the information and knowledge society, by applying the well-proven formula of using ICT as a learning medium as well as a learning content (eLearning environment). Coordinator: University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (DE). Partners: E-SENIORS association (FR), Grupul pentru Integrare Europeana (RO), Universidad Jaume I (ES).

  • Senior Citizens Empowerment for Active Aging (2013-2015)

    This project aims to empower seniors for civic action in the community through intergenerational learning focused on developing their ICT basic skills, social and civic competence and knowledge of pets and strays as a community issue. The target groups are seniors in multigenerational families and/or groups involved as teams in all project activities. Tutors/staff will play the role of guides and mentors in the process. The project builds on a review of pets and strays mythology, urban legends, personal memories collected in different formats; a study on risks and benefits for community and families with a particular emphasis on the four community groups designated for volunteer practice (children, people with health problems, community NGOs and public authorities and services); learning needs assessment (civics and ICT). Project results will include 4 tool kits for the teams of learners in their volunteer actions on possible involvement of different citizens in community problem solving with pets and strays. Coordinator: Senior Citizens Initiative (Romania). Partners: AFHAYDER (Turkey), Association Confidence (Bulgaria), WMTL (UK), The Foundation for the Cultural Exchange toTU toTAM (Poland).

  • SeniorsKS - Seniors in the Knowledge Society (2011-2013)

    10 European countries and 10 different institutions with their researchers, trainers and learners were involved in the SeniorsKS project, in which they shared and exchanged best practices and activities in the context of ICT education for seniors. This included designing and redesigning courses, activities and processes in organisations that assist the e-inclusion of seniors; promoting cooperation between institutions of common interest; and discussing what older people gain being part of the Knowledge Society. Coordinated by Universitat Jaume I - Universitat per a Majors (Spain).

  • SensAge – Lifelong learning needs for ageing people with sensory disabilities (2011-2014)

    The overall aim of SensAge (Lifelong Learning Needs for Ageing People with Sensory Disabilities) is to become the reference point within the European Union for developments in lifelong learning and enablement for ageing people with sensory disabilities in order to maintain their independence and to improve their quality of life. Its multifunctional webplatform is a central access point for all network partners and for the public. Project involves 14 partners and is coordinated by Mutualité Française Anjou-Mayenne (MFAM) (France).

  • SenVol - Senior Volunteering in Europe (2011-2013)

    Partners in the Grundtvig Learning Partnership SenVol will exchange and gain experience from other countries in the field of volunteering. The project will showcase volunteering by older people in different settings and cultures. It will also highlight the learning process that happens during volunteering. Main objectives: to share and exchange good practice and activities in which each partner has experience; to collect basic information about volunteering in all partner countries; to create working groups on national and European level to discuss different aspects of volunteering and to promote the exchange of experiences and knowledge between volunteers and volunteer organiations; to collect good practice examples within Europe; to develop guidelines for volunteers and volunteer organisations. Coordinator: bia-net Netzwerk Bildung im Alter (Austria). Partners: EOI – Escuela Oficial de Idiomas de Fuengirola (Spain), Towarzystwo Edukacyjne Wiedza Powszechna (Poland), Socialinių mokslų kolegijos Studentų klubas (Lithuania), Universita´Terza eta´Mola (Italy), Liceul Pedagogic (Romania).

  • SET CARE: Self-study E-learning Tool for the Social Home-care Sector (2011-2013)

    The Leonardo Da Vinci–Transfer of Innovation project SET CARE aims at transferring an educational tool ( originally developed in Italy, and provides training in aged care worker and family carers through the use of electronic tools. The program consists of modules and focuses on issues such as physical health, glucose test, basic skills support elderly people, ways of communication, rights and obligations, national health system, practical care issues of patients with dementia etc. The pedagogical materials, currently available in 7 languages, will be adapted and translated in Greek and Bulgarian. Coordinator: Athens Association of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders AAADRD (Greece). Partners from Greece, Italy and Bulgaria.

  • Sheherazade: 1001 stories for adult learning (2011-2013)

    Sheherazade is a Grundtvig Multilateral Project that aims to introduce storytelling and the use of storytelling techniques as an educational strategy and a pedagogical tool in formal and non-formal adult learning. The project will develop adult learning practice using stories and oral storytelling in order to enhance the transversal key competences of disadvantaged citizens and to improve the language skills of adult learners. Partners: 9 partners from France, Belgium, Austria, Ireland, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Sweden and Norway. *The Sheherazade manual and course model are now available to download from the project website.

  • SIGOLD – Turning the silver challenge into the golden opportunity (2011-2013)

    SiGold is a Grundtvig Multilateral project aiming to promote healthy and active ageing by helping 50+ European workers improve their position in the labour market and society. The objective of SiGold is to increase the knowledge, skills, competence and understanding of the main target groups (50+ workers, Human Resources managers and educators) through newly developed eLearning courses and face-to-face training, awareness raising and dissemination activities. Partners: Technical University of Košice (Slovakia), ASTRA (Slovakia), University of Nicosia (Cyprus), Inova Consultancy Ltd (UK), Institut für gesellschaftswissenschaftliche Forschung, Bildung & Information (Austria), University of Piraeus (Greece).

  • SILVER - Successful Intergenerational Learning through Validation, Education & Research (2011-2013)

    The SILVER project aims to develop a unique holistic and inclusive approach for intergenerational learning among knowledge workers, by addressing the difficulties of implementing it in an organisation. To achieve these aims the project will: develop a stakeholder awareness program; develop a ‘Doing intergenerational learning toolbox’ contextualised for six industries and six national cultures; and develop a web-based game for practising intergenerational learning that can be contextualised accordingly for organisational and national cultures and sectors. Project partners: Inholland University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands), Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus (Germany), South East European Research Centre (Greece), Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest (Romania), University of Strathclyde (UK).

  • Silver Sidekicks (2013-2015)

    The 'Silver Sidekicks' project will form a response to the issues of digital exclusion for the older generations throughout Europe by exploiting the specialist knowledge and experience of the partner organisations. It will develop an innovative adult education Train the Trainer multi-media resource toolkit which will train the Third Age (U3A) generation to become “Silver Sidekicks” and in turn train the older people who are being labelled as the Fourth Age generation - thus enabling their participation and inclusion in adult education and society. The toolkit will be a learning platform for managers and advisers (Silver Sidekicks) in adult education training organisations, enabling them to develop the skills and competencies to successfully deliver digital technology and ICT training to the oldest in society. Coordinator: DiversityWorks (Northern Ireland). Partners: School of Economics and Law (Poland), Folkuniversitetet Kursverksamheten vid Lunds Universitetet (Sweden), University of the 3rd Age (UK), Instituto Formazione Operatori Aziendall (Italy).

  • SKACT - Systems of Knowledge for Active Citizenship in Tourism (2010-2012)

    This Grundtvig Learning Parthership aimed to: study methodologies of non formal and informal learning for elderly (aged 60+) and disabled people during travel experiences, mainly through concrete experiences on the field, in order to make travelling a true learning experience; identify and benchmark already existing best practices and tools; translate the project findings into learning objects (digital interactive tools which could convey training contents in an user friendly, replicable way and which could be integrated by guiding tutorials and aggregated, shared and disseminated through the project web – based platform). Final product is the SKACT Guidelines Manual (available to download). Coordinator: Happy Age Srl (Italy). Partners: EnvironmentPlus International CIC (UK), Socialgest (Portugal), Latvijas Nieru slimnieku asociācija (Latvia), EUNET (Hungary), Sviluppo Progetti Scarl (Italy).