Older people in the Erasmus+ programme
In the previous funding period of the Lifelong Learning programme (2007 – 2013) older people formed part of the main target group. Referring to the demographic change in Europe there were many different opportunities to actively include older people as learners into projects and mobilities, not at least through the Senior Volunteering Programme. In the ForAge database many of these projects are listed with further links to relevant websites.
In 2014 the new funding period started and will be relevant for the next seven years. The new Erasmus+ programme brought significant changes and on the first sight it seems that elderly people are suddenly excluded from the programme, as they are nearly nowhere explicitly mentioned and the programme focuses more on younger people.
So, what about older people in the new Erasmus+ programme?