• SLIC II - Valuing older people’s skills and experience:Training peer facilitators(2011-2012)

    The SLIC II project, “Valuing older people’s skills and experience: Training Peer Facilitators”, addresses the issue of increasingly ageing societies and the promotion of active ageing. The SLIC II project builds on the previous SLIC I project (Sustainable Learning in the Community) where an innovative workshop model and a handbook on how to run this workshop were developed. The aim of the Peer Facilitator Training was to train older volunteers to conduct SLIC I work-shops autonomously in organisations or in any other volunteering context. The ultimate aim was that peer facilitator trainees would run further SLIC Workshops with older people themselves, either in cooperation with organisations or from their own initiative. Coordinator: Austrian Red Cross (Austria). Partners: Research Institute of the Red Cross (Austria), Ring Österreichischer Bildungswerke (Austria), Social Services Department of Helsinki City (Finland), Budapest Cultural Centre (Hungary), ISIS (Germany), Lunaria (Italy), The Senior Studies Institute, University of Strathclyde (UK), INTEVAL (UK).

  • SMARTE - Strengths for Mastering Ageing by Realising Tools in Europe (2011-2013)

    The project aims to develop innovative educational tools in arts and ICT for older people, based on a Senior Learning Model, which will be combined in a European Tool-kit of “Active Ageing". It aims to meet needs and build bridges between phases of life amongst the older people involved, and between young and older people. Partners: Artéduc (NL), Vughterstede (NL), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE), CVO Antwerpen (BE), Belgian Ageing Studies (BE), Università degli Studi del Molise (IT), BFI Tirol (AT), BBB Büro für berufliche Bildungsplanung (DE).

  • SOCIABLE: Motivating platform for elderly networking, mental reinforcement and social interaction (2009-2012)

    SOCIABLE introduces a radically new approach for ICT assisted cognitive training and social activation for a wide range of senior citizens including cognitive intact elderly, older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment, as well as patients suffering from mild Alzheimer’s disease. SOCIABLE supports personalized cognitive training interventions designed according to medically sound principles covering all the cognitive skills. The applications support a novel approach combining the conventional human care factor with an ICT surface computing platform. Coordinator: Coordinator: SINGULARLOGIC ANONYMI ETAIRIA PLIROFORIAKON SISTIMATON KAI EFARMOGON PLIROFORIKIS (Greece). Partners from Greece, Italy, Norway and Spain.

  • Social Inclusion and Dignity in Old Age - Promoting participatory approaches to use reference budgets (2012-2014)

    The main purpose of the project is to empower self-confidence and self-determination of older vulnerable people to continue to live in dignity through the effective use of innovative initiatives and learning methods, including “reference budgets” (expenditure patterns for different types of households to live at a designated level of well-being). Led by BAGSO (German National Association of Senior Citizens' Organisations) and involving partners from seven European countries.

  • Steps towards European active citizenship (2011-2013)

    The objective of this Grundtvig project was to create dialogue between partners, particularly in relation to the integration of Russian speaking groups (with the emphasis towards senior groups) with local communities of the EU. The project aimed to develop a range of effective tools for establishing and analysing the needs of adult learners, with a particular emphasis towards assisting seniors in the immigrant groups, where isolation and loneliness can be a problem.The partnership was between NGOs with similar aims - all having projects that seek to integrate Russian speaking immigrants into local populations and encourage an interest in the Russian language, cultural and historical activities amongst the indigenous population. Coordinator: Union of Russian Immigrants Society in Greece "Princess Sofia Illarionovna Demidova" (Greece). Partners: Helsingin seudun Inkeri-seura ry (Finland), Sozialdienst katholischer Frauen Essen-Mitte e.V. (Germany), RUSSIANSinUK (Virtual Blue Bird ltd) (UK), Руски академически съюз в България (Bulgaria), Ikdienas krievu avīze Čas (Latvia), (Belgium).

  • Sus-IT (2008-2013)

    Sus-IT is a research project funded by the New Dynamics of Ageing (NDA) initiative, the largest research programme on ageing ever mounted in the UK. The Sus-IT research project is: 1) understanding the challenges faced by older people using computers; 2) identifying ways to help older people to be confident and competent users of computers and other digital products; 3) exploring how older people can be helped to keep using computers and other digital products if their capabilities and circumstances change. The research team comes from eight universities within the UK, led by Loughborough University.

  • TEAL - Transitions into Enterprise for Adult Learners (2013-2015)

    Learning how to manage transitions are useful skills for life. TEAL brings together organisations engaged in informal adult learning to share best practice and experiences as well as 50+ learners to share their experiences and needs. The aim is to help them to re-engage with a love of learning, with a view to make the decision to learn about starting up in business. TEAL focuses on learner participation in addition to teaching methods in adult education; with partners sharing their expertise in teaching older learners, for instance through mentoring, coaching and E-Inclusion tools. Coordinator: Inova Consultancy (UK). Partners: SCIENTER CID (Spain), New Technologies and Learning in Europe (Germany).

  • TOY - Together Old and Young (2012-2014)

    This Grundtvig Multilateral project aims to create new possibilities for senior citizens and young children to learn and have fun together. The project project has been researching how older people (over 55 years) and young children (8 years and younger) benefit by learning with each other and from each other in different kinds of places in the community such as for example: a local library, a community culture and arts centre, in a day care centre or a garden or outdoor playground. Coordinator: International Child Development Initiatives (NL). Partners: Dublin Institute of Technology (IR), Educational Research Institute (SI), Lunaria (IT), Comenius Foundation (PL), University of Lleida, GESEC (ES), Municipality of Lleida (ES), University of Aveiro (PT), Retesalute (IT).

  • UISEL - Ubiquitous Information for Seniors Life (2013-2015)

    The aim of the UISEL project is to improve the content and quality of training courses for teachers and staff who work with senior citizens, regarding the benefits of new technologies and focusing on the use of mobile devices, for instance, in regard to fiscal obligations, social security issues, emergency situations, medical monitoring, preventing isolation, and even leisure and time occupation. The project expects to reach directly about 35 trainers and 140 senior citizens and indirectly more than 1500 senior citizens, setting up the conditions to a successful mulplication. Coordinator: Virtual Campus, Lda. (PT). Partners: Anziani e non solo società cooperativa (IT), Aula Permanente de Formación Abierta, Universidad de Granada (ES), Forum Pre Pomoc Starsim (SK), Romanian Institute for Adult Education (RO), University of Vienna, Department of Sociology (AT), ŽIVOT 90 (CZ).

  • VINTAGE - Valorisation of Innovation Technologies for AGeing in Europe (2011-2013)

    Co-financed by the Lifelong Learning Programme, Grundtvig multilateral, the projects aims to propose innovative solutions to make ICT more accessible and attractive, promoting benefits to the quality of life and independence in partner countries. Coordination: Centro Studi Città di Foligno (Itally). Partners: AidLearn (Portugal), Paco (United Kingdom), T4E (Italy), T.C. Istanbul Valiligi (Turkey), Fundación Ínsula Barataria (Spain), AKETH (Greece), The School Inspectorate of Iasi (Romenia).

  • VISAL - Visually Impaired Seniors Active Learning (2012-2014)

    In this project, British and Dutch experts on visual impairment and older age will develop a VISAL non-formal training course tailor-made to both the age-related and disability-related specific learning needs of elderly visually impaired persons. The course will be experimented in Austria, Croatia, Slovakia and the UK. Partners: European Blind Union (Lead partner), Age UK (UK), the Austrian Federation of the Blind and Partially Sighted (Austria), the Slovak Blind and Partially Sighted Union (Slovakia), the Croatian Association of the Blind (Croatia), the Royal National Institute of Blind people (UK), and Royal Dutch Visio (Netherlands).

  • Vitalise rural regions by senior citizens (2011-2013)

    The basic idea of this Grundtvig learning partnership project is to reactivate the idling resources of a region - for example by reviving old trades and services, giving more attention to the cultural heritage and identity of a region, maintaining and improving social services - thereby creating opportunities for paid and voluntary work especially for senior citizens of 50 years and older. Adult education will support activities through offering workshops for developing new ideas, building up team spirit and creating a social network as well as through explaining the necessary professional and managerial tools to succesfully implement project ideas. Coordinator: Bildungshaus Zeppelin (Germany). Partners: Federazione Trentina della Cooperazione (Italy), Fundación PAIDEIA Galiza (Spain), Järva County Vocational Centre (Estonia), Obrtnicko uciliste-ustanova za obrazovanje odrashlih (Croatia), Europahaus Burgenland (Austria), Akademia vzdelávania (Slovakia), Magyar Népföiskolai Társaság (Hungary).

  • Volunteering as an opportunity for learning in later life (2011-2013)

    This Grundtvig project aims at enhancing Senior Skill-based Volunteering in Europe by investigating senior professionals' motivations for volunteering and identifying innovative strategies and tools to enhance their involvement in volunteers’ activities. The initiative also aims at identifying best practices in pre-assignment training tailored for Senior Skill-based Volunteers. Objectives: To investigate Senior Skill-based Volunteers’ motivation at the European level; To identify innovative strategies and tools to enhance senior professionals involvement in volunteers’ activities; To identify best practices in pre-assignment training for Senior Skill-based Volunteers; To create a tool for pre-assignment training tailored for Senior Skill-based Volunteers. Coordinator: Seniores Italia Partner per lo Sviluppo onlus (Italy). Partners: OTECI (France), Seniorer uden Graenser (Denmark).

  • Volunteering to enhance employability (2011-2013)

    The aim of this Grundtvig learning partnership is to explore how volunteering can enhance the employability of people over the age of 50 and/or people who have disabilities and to increase involvement in both volunteering and employment, opening up the opportunities and benefits that each can bring. Participants from the partner countries will take part in three workshops on the topic of volunteering to enhance employability, with special emphasis on people over 50 years of age and people with disabilities. Coordinator: Defence for Children International (Czech Republic). Partners: Voluntary Service International (Ireland), Threshold Association (Finland).

  • W@ve 2.0: meeting social needs of senior citizens through Web 2.0 technologies (2010-2012)

    The aim of this project is to enhance lives of senior citizens through the effective use of Web 2.0 technologies by focussing on their individual social and personal needs to facilitate their full inclusion in the digital age. The project will delvelop: a Roadmap for Social Computing by Senior Citizens that will help education providers and trainers assess, plan and apply Web 2.0 tools into learning of senior citizens; a set of innovative learning tools and resources designed to help older learners acquire new ICT skills; and training materials and resources for trainers. Coordinator: Fast Track into Information Techhnology (Ireland). Partners: County Meath VEC (Ireland), MFKK Invention and Research Centre Services (Hungary), En.A.I.P. Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy), Educational Guidance Service for Adults (UK).

  • We are family! – Mobile Communications of Seniors among Generations (2011-2013)

    "We are family! ‐ Mobile Communications of Seniors among Generations" is a Grundtvig Lifelong Learning project in which experts analyse experiences and best practice examples of seniors’ usage of mobile media in several EU countries, aiming to discover the needs, desires, obstacles and the reasons for avoiding this technology among elderly populations. In this learning partnership experts and representatives of seniors in Germany, Austria, Greece and Denmark analyse the use of mobile technologies by seniors to communicate with their families. Therefore we focus on the influence of mobile media on intergenerational communication and on the lives of elders in each participating country. Coordinator: Media Exist GmbH Academy (Germany). Partners: Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (Austria), GEFAS (Austria), Athens Association of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (Greece), Roskilde Bibliotekerne (Denmark).

  • We Share (2011-2013)

    A Grundtvig Learning Partnership project which aims to investigate - across Europe - a new increasing lifestyle of sharing called “collaborative consumption” which is connected to an emerging movement where the focus shifts from “me” to “us” (examples: bike-sharing, urban gardens, office sharing, sustainable mobility). Project benefits include discovering a different way to connect with each other - giving an in-depth look at different generations. Beneficiaries include older generations, who may be more used to feeling comfortable in a sharing community. The partnership is composed of 16 partners from 16 different countries.

  • WeDO2 (2013-2015)

    Supported by the Grundtvig programme, and based on the existing European Quality framework for long-term care services developed in the WeDO project (2010-2012), WeDO2 will seek to develop with a participatory approach new educational tools (an online train the trainer toolkit, learning areas where trainings will be tested) adapted to different groups (older people, informal carers, service providers). WeDO2 will develop the following activities: Transnational meetings involving the developpers, trainers and learners; Developpement of a train the trainer toolkit inspired from the WeDO project outcomes, for different target groups; Development of learning areas (one in each country) where trainings will be tested; Update of the WeDO website ( with the WeDO2 project activities. Coordinator: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium). Partners: BAGSO (Germany), Age Concern Slough & Berkshire East (UK), Fundacja na rzecz Kobiet 'Ja kobieta (Poland), Austrian Red Cross (Austria), 50+ Hellas (Greece), ANBO (Netherlands).

  • Wellbeing in Later Life: education, creativity and physical activity

    The main purpose of this Grundtvig Learning Partnership (2012 – 2104) is to identify how to facilitate and support learning by seniors in educational, creative and physical activities in order to increase the feelings of well-being, positive self-identity and meaningfulness in their lives. The Partnership is also investigating how to make the teaching and learning of seniors more process-oriented and likely to encourage self-development and creativity. The partners represent a range of expertise in the three project areas of classroom learning, learning from creative activities and learning sport and physical activity. One of the key aims of the project is to agree on the key strengths of each of these areas in promoting wellbeing among seniors and to explore how these strengths can be replicated among the partners. The project is focused around six international meetings. The preparation for the meetings consists of two or three months of “local activities” in each country which follow an internationally agreed common theme. Workshops, discussion groups, sample classes, brainstorms, enquiry instruments etc. are used by each partner according to its capabilities and judgement. or example in the first local activity (November 2013 – January 2014), partners developed, used and evaluated a shared questionnaire to seniors on preferred teaching and learning methods and expected outcomes and benefits of learning activities. In the second local activity (March – June 2014) partners are conducting a comparable enquiry to tutors of seniors. The partners are: Stowarzyszenie Akademia Pełni Życia im. Joanny Boehnert (Poland, lead partner); Boyabat Gençlik Hizmetleri ve Spor İlçe Müdürlüğü (Turkey); Association for Education and Ageing(UK); Centro de Educacion de Personas Adultas “Valles del Cerrato” (Spain); Associazione Culturale Le Bazarre (Italy); Quadrifolia (Slovakia).

  • WISE - Working through Intergenerational Senior Empowerment (2012-2014)

    This Grundtvig partnership project seeks to find and develop ways to enable seniors to play an active part in their communities. Main aims of the project are: to explore and promote practices that enhance activity, self-determination and community participation of seniors and create connections between people of different generations and cultures; to involve seniors in the exploration and evaluation of the presented best practices; to examine the transferability of methods into partnes' countries. The project includes four main activities: 1. Organising field trips and workshops 2. Local development activities for the adaptation of practices to local contexts 3. Creating a blog to share background literature, project reports and photos with the broader public 4. Creating a toolkit to help with the implementation of the presented best practices. Coordinator: Elan Interculturel (France). Partners: AKUT Foundation (Hungary), The Academy for Sustainable Local Development (Poland), NVCF (Romania), DEMÀ (Spain).