(2010) The EU Grundtvig Programme: its contribution to later life learning and active citizenship for older adults

in Discussion and Analysis

Paper discusses how, over 10 years, the EU Grundtvig programme has encouraged a range of attempts to develop training and learning support for older adults as active citizens and volunteers, using the results of a review of 15 projects on volunteering and lifelong learning funded by Grundtvig 2000-2008 to illustrate this. It also discusses the PEFETE (Pan-European Forum of Education for the Elderly) project (2003-2006), a Grundtvig-funded network project focussed on the goals of active ageing and intergenerational solidarity.


International Journal of Education and Ageing, Vol.1, No. 1, 101-106, June 2010, ISSN: 2044-5458


Keywords

active citizen, volunteering, context, trans-national