NewGen50+

European Union, Lifelong Learning Program – Grundtvig Learning Partnership
Agreement Number 2009:1058

The New Generation: 50+

Summary
The learning partnership "NewGen50+" aims to elaborate a training needs analysis according to the requirements, needs and wishes of senior citizens 50+ and, subsequently, make a comparison of already existing training offers by implementing a research study in all partner countries.

The general background
The increasing ageing of the population is a topic of current importance that most European countries have to face. In the near future, most citizens of Europe will be over 50 years old, which will affect both economical and social life. New challenges will emerge to keep them socially and educationally active in order to avoid social exclusion.
Therefore, the partnership considers it important to focus on this target group and deal with the problem from the perspective of general adult education as well as that of the target group itself.  

“It is important to keep seniors active in terms of social as well as educational activities.”

Consequently, the partnership topics will also include learning motivation and openness to new things. The learning partnership aims to work directly with the target group, senior citizens at the age of 50+.
Good and bad practice collections from different European countries and bilateral visits shall make an active exchange possible, which will allow all participants to benefit from each other’s experiences.

The project period
1.8.2009 - 31.7.2011

Short Project Description
The project "NewGen 50+" is funded by the action Grundtvig Learning Partnerships within the framework of the Lifelong Learning Programme.

The increasing ageing of the population is a topic of actual importance that most European countries have to face. In the near future most citizens in Europe will be over 50 years old. This will affect the economical and social life. New challenges will occur by keeping them socially and educationally active to avoid social exclusion.

Therefore the partnership considers it as important to focus on this target group and deal with the problem from the perspective of general adult education as well as from the perspective of the target group itself.
The learning partnership aims to elaborate a training needs analysis according to the requirements, needs and wishes of senior citizens 50+ and then make a comparison with already existing training offers by implementing a research study in all partner countries.

The learning partnership will involve the staff of adult education organisations and senior citizens in general to build the basis for the development of new approaches and pedagogical methods according to the needs of both groups. Good and bad practice collections from different European countries and bilateral visits shall make an active exchange possible hence all participants can benefit from each other’s experiences.


We kindly invite you to join the “NewGen50+”-yahoo group to access all project results and to receive further information under
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/newgen50plus/

We would be pleased to hear from you!

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