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ACT-NET is a transnational community of European experts and practitioners working on the evaluation of informal learning. It  is based on the science-practice project ACT! (Active Citizenship Training 2005 - 2008) that developed a unique approach to assess and evidence competences in informal learning contexts. ACT-NET offers methodology, instruments and easy to use web-based software to develop tailor-made evaluation of individualised informal learning projects especially to those stakeholders who work with “non-mainstreaming” and disadvantaged target groups.

ADD LIFE - Adding quality to life through inter-generational learning via universities

The project will give learners in five countries the opportunity to participate in the piloting of the modules and to become promoters and facilitators/mentors for the participation of other people
The ADDLIFE-Tool Kit is designed to introduce you to the best practice in inter-generational learning developed in the ADD LIFE project.

AGE on Stage

Best practice projects from different funding programmes will be screened and evaluated for their concrete and innovative benefit for learning opportunities in later life. Within the project a European magazine “Focus Europe”:  dedicated to the European Year of Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity will summarise the best practice projects and outcomes identified for learning in later life.


ASLECT - Active Seniors Learn, Educate, Communicate and Transmit - will identify a series of Good Practices on Seniors’ Involvement in Education and in Cultural Life, will elaborate training materials aimed at helping cultural professionals to work with seniors, developing educational programmes with them and for them, will produce a set of Recommendations for Cultural Organisations working with Seniors and, through promotional activities at national and European levels, will raise awareness on the potential contribution of seniors to the educational and cultural field.
Our project is focused on the valorisation of results and experiences from Lifelong learning program. Here you can find the latest newsletter.

CHANCE - Community Health Management to Enhance Behaviour

CHANCE bases on the preliminary assumption that a community’s structure determines health information and the perception of health information.  The aim of the project is to initiate a local network in order to help adults to improve their knowledge and competences and to design and implement specific community-related offers for health information and education.

DARE-Democracy and Human Rights Education in Adult learning

DARE is a Europe-wide network of NGOs and other organisations devoted to raising the profile of Education for Democratic Citizenship (EDC) and Human Rights Education (HRE), promoting transcultural and transnational cooperation, and enhancing the quality of education within these fields.

ELLA - Ehrenamtliche für lebenslanges Lernen im Alter

ELLA is developing a training programme for volunteers to become "education mediators". These volunteers will be trained to work with older peoplee for example in nursing homes. The idea is that the volunteers contribute to the older peoples's learning and enable intergenerational exchange.  

Family Competences Portfolio

The FamCompass will help lower the barriers to lifelong learning programmes for target groups that currently face a low participation in formal schooling programmes, e.g. women, elder citizens and immigrants, and increase their employability and career opportunities.


ForAge is a European multi-lateral network with the central aim of communicating and promoting the experiences of learning for older people. Its goal is to help raise standards of practice throughout Europe and beyond. The aim of ForAge is to be a single access point for information about later-life learning in Europe, connecting different activities and projects. It seeks to extend recognition of the value of learning for older people as a means of fostering inclusion, participation and intergenerational solidarity in European societies. The objective of the network is to contribute to the international research and evidence base for later-life learning and to increase access to innovative and progressive ideas and practice in Europe. Here you can find the project leaflet.

GATE - Generations Ageing Together in Europe

The goal is to encourage reflection on active ageing and what this means for EU citizens.  More specifically through the project older people from the member states will be brought together to discuss what active ageing means to them and raise awareness of the importance of active ageing to help ensure that older people are able to remain in the labour market for longer, to prevent social exclusion by encouraging participation in their communities and to help prevent dependency as people get older. The project flyer can be downloaded here.



The healthPROelderly-project aims to develop health promotion for older people by producing evidence-based guidelines with recommendations – on EU, national and local levels – for potential actors in this field.

HiStory – Seniors tell about history

Psychological findings show that learning in higher ages is possible and desirable, especially when particular needs of the target group are taken into account. The project HiStory regards these needs by choosing a subject, the personally experienced history and integrating the subject into an easy-to-handle weblog learning environment with the potential of including audio and video files. HiStory wants to address the social inclusion (and eInclusion) of seniors and to advance active citizenship in terms of awareness of historical contexts and, as a consequence, responsible political and cultural acting in the presence and future.

IGLOO –InterGenerational Learning in OrganisatiOns

The project IGLOO sets out to develop a tool-set for companies and organisations in order to support and facilitate intergenerational learning and exchange. The model will include latest scientific results on learning abilities and on workplace learning. It will not be a concept for a conventional seminar but a complex mix of new learning strategies, settings and techniques. Furthermore, the aim is to raise the sensitivity of employers and workers concerning the issue intergenerational learning in general.

Informelles Lernen

Informelles Lernen is an independent project whith the aim to broadly discuss this topic. On the website you can find information concerning informal learning in general, related articles, international perspectives and  methods how to actually use concepts of informal learning.

Isolation to Inclusion

The project work focused on the identification and improvement of measures that enable groups at a multi-dimensional risk of social exclusion to fully participate in community life. A major focus was put on strengthening initiatives by older persons for older persons and on supporting networks of these initiatives. The i2i-project was carried out in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Lithuania and the UK.


KeyCom Kit project is aimed to acquisition of key competences for Lifelong learning among adults with lack of training and education gaps in order to strength the personal fulfilment, social inclusion and employment access/improvement. The partnership will analyze and compare the development levels of the 8 key competences.

LARA - Learning - a Response to Ageing

The project LARA aims to support adult educators by developing and delivering training to provide knowledge, skills and practical information that will enable them to deliver learning that is responsible to the demands and opportunities of ageing.


MATURE stands for Making Adult Teaching Useful, Relevant and Engaging.
The project will develop training for adult educators on the theme of engaging and motivating older adults who, because of disadvantage, find it difficult to participate in group learning. The MATURE team will: conduct research; develop and deliver units of training for face to face and on-line use; create a booklet for organisations outside education who act in as intermediaries between older adults and the services they need or are entitled to. The newsletter is available here.

Migrant ICT

This project aims to support the integration of the new residents coming from new EU accession countries into society and particularly into the workforce. Targeting those with lower levels of education, skills and ICT competency it will develop new methods for Adult Education Providers to assist migrants to effectively integrate the competences and educational experiences acquired in their countries of origin into the workplace.


The project invites young people (14 – 20) and older people (50+) to create innovative media products, under the guidance and support of professional artists and media trainers, such as iPod movies, audio guides for a museum, video blogs on exhibitions, tagtool performances and digital photographs. As a central outcome of the partnership, a handbook will be published in 2013 that will inspire media educators, trainers, artists and practitioners, and transfer knowledge to stakeholders and other interested in the intergenerational dialogue.

Possible Europe

The aim of the citizen panel on “Stories of a Possible Europe” is to work on the theme of inter-cultural dialogue in Europe, through cooperative and autobiographical methods. The particularity of the work methodology of this panel is that it takes as its starting point the telling of stories by European citizens - both as individuals and as collective groups – as a form of participation and interaction in “constructing an ever closer Europe”. Listen to stories of possible Europe which were done at a conference in Vienna.


The project aims at improving the living and working environment for the elderly people. This is done by improving the quality of the public services and adapting them to the needs of the elderly and secondly, by establishing a new urban environment considering the new needs related to the changing lifestyle and the ageing of the society.

RIVER Project

The RIVER project aims at making the learning benefits of senior volunteering activities visible and providing and improving learning opportunities for the increasing number of senior citizens in Europe.
A validation system for seniore volunteering will be developed and teste and intergenerational learning will be promoted by working with intergenerational seniore volunteering projects. The project leaflet is here available.


The project aims at offering training courses to members of seniors' self-help groups and voluntary work initiatives to improve their skills in empowering seniors with weak family and social networks, to take on a greater role in society. It builds on work outlined by the European project “Isolation to Inclusion” in which Local and Regional Action Plans for the re-integration of isolated old people into community life were set up.

Senior Guides

The Senior-Guides project intended developing, implementing and disseminating a curriculum for the training of older volunteers to conduct guided tours for senior citizens and inform them about specific offers for them in their locality (e.g. lifelong learning opportunities, volunteering possibilities and social services provision)

Senior Project

The Social Ethical and Privacy Needs in ICT for Older People: A Dialogue for Roadmap (SENIOR) is a 2 year support action which aims to provide a systematic assessment using dialogue as the key instrument to evaluate the social, ethical and privacy issues involved in ICT and Ageing.


Seniors in Europe learn in Networks - is a  project - in which older people have the opportunity to better participate in learning processes by coming together in social groups (networks). A cooperation of several countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece and Romania, researches the daily activities of this target group and uses the findings to create a practical model that can have various applications.


SEVEN is an international network of 29 organisations promoting senior volunteer exchanges. SEVEN's member organisations include NGOs, local governments, universities and research centres with experience in the co-ordination and management of senior volunteer programs.

TraVeLAGEnts – over 55’s without frontiers

The “TraVeL AGEnts” project aims at promoting active participation of older people in society and facilitating their mobility across the European Union through the establishment of the “over 55s without frontiers” networks. It is implemented in 10 EU countries (Greece, Italy, Finland, Germany, Portugal, Cyprus, Estonia, Slovakia, Poland and Czech Republic) with the co-funding of the European Commission in the framework of the ENEA Preparatory Action.

TOP + “Training Older Persons - Pioneer model usable for older adult trainers”

The low enrolment of older workers in Lifelong Learning in Europe represents a waste of individual opportunities and potential as well as a loss of productive and economic potential. The aims of the project are therefore  to identify best and worst practices in lifelong learning and to design and develop a vocational training model for older adults teachers and trainers, including a curriculum and an innovative training tool.

VOCH – Volunteers for Cultural Heritage

This project takes the position that institutions involving volunteers must offer adequate training, not only to provide skills necessary to carry out what may be very specialised tasks, but also to contribute to the volunteers’ growth as individuals, as members of a community, and as European citizens.  Project activities and outputs will for example include Europe-wide research on volunteers in the cultural heritage sector, design, development and delivery of short training modules both for volunteers and coordinators and development and publishing of guidelines for good practice when working with volunteers.