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EU projects for learning in later life

EU Projects 1994 – 2011

Mag. Dr. Rosemarie Kurz: Taking part or being partner / expert:

2011 Congress Older people and Active Citizenship in Wroclaw, June 2011

2010 Congress Activ Ageing, University Hamburg, Germany

2010 Grundtvig conferenz in Brussels BE

2009  Course: KEMP – „Keep employment by developing e-skills; Florenz IT

2005 – 2007: MoLi – Mothers improve their Life Skills – http://www.moliweb.net/: MoLi is a European funded project within the program INTI – Integration of third country nationals

2004 – 2005: Justice and Social Affairs  – CZ Život 90 Jan Lorman – PHARE was evaluated by Dr. Kurz and dealt with the practical application of new communication technologies for older people.

2003 – 2005: Research; MERI – Mapping existing research and identifying knowledge gaps concerning the situation of older women – 12 European countries work on research

2000: “Equal opportunities for older women”

1994: Older People and Public Travel

Cooperation with European Organizations: EURAG – European Federation of older Persons; EFOS – European Federation of Older Students, OWN – Older Women Network Europe;       INPEA – International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and others

Presentations at International Congresses:

  • XVI. International EURAG Congress- Towards a Society for All Ages, Graz, Austria, 1999
  • Learning in Later Life an Empowerment Curriculum and Languages; Hamburg, Germany 2003
  • Contact Seminar Learning in Later Life Macclesfield, UK 2004
  • XVI. International EURAG Congress, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2004
  • Science for young and old people; Bucharest, Romania; 2005
  • IFA 8th Global Ageing Conference in Denmark: Presentation of  initiatives concerning older people and Learning in Later Life;  Elder Abuse; Active Ageing, Denmark  2006
  • And many more presentation on behalf of older peoples´ issues

Mag. Dr. Rosemarie Kurz: Project designs and / or taking responsibility for impact and results of EU funded projects

2008 – 2010: Grundtvig – LARA, Learning a Response to Ageing: Developing a tested handbook for trainers http://www.bia-net.org

2009 Transnational Meeting of EFOS European Federation of Older Students at Universities in Graz, Austria

2008 – 2010: Grundtvig – EuBia, EU Broadening people’s mind in ageing Experts exchange experiences and developed a „Guide” http://www.bia-net.org

2005 – 2007: Justice and Social Affairs – DAPHNE – “Helpdesk for older women against everyday violence” The project aimed at a training for elderly women enabling them to cope with everyday violence within families and every day life

2004 – 2006: SOKRATES / GRUNDTVIG 1  “LENA – Learning in Senior age” – Designing an Empowerment Curriculum concerning various topics (Ageing, Women, Health, eLearning) http://www.bia-net.org

2005:  „LIFELONG LEARNING FOR SENIOR CITIZENS“ in cooperation with Socrates  Vienna GEFAS organised a Grundtvig 1 und 2 contact seminar concerning  „Lifelong Learning for Senior Citizens“ in Graz  2005

2004 – 2005: Justice and Social Affairs – ABADArbeit – Bildung – AltersDiskriminierung: ABAD – Employment – Education Age discrimination dealt with the implementation of European standards concerning the preventation of discrimination on behalf of age, gender, sexual orientation and migration

2003 – 2004: SOKRATES R3L  „LISA – Learning in Senior Age“  established and strengthened regional networks for lifelong learning concerning training, education and empowering older people http://www.bia-net.org

1997: Housing for help”  older persons offer housing in exchange for getting help from younger persons (1m2 rooming for 1 hour help a month) Austria, Czech Rep, Germany,  Norway, Portugal, Spain,

1995 – 1996: “Changing Track at Third Age”, a training and empowering project for and with older women  with UK Glasgow/, IT Perugia, DE  Rüsselsheim


KEMP – “Keep employment by developing e-skills”

This project is aimed at active senior citizens who want to develop their e-skills regarding ICT and Internet usage, both in their work and personal life. The project offers these senior citizens support to e-skills development by creating and providing a training course specifically for them. The Austrian Student Union at Karl Franzens University dealt with the matter as a partner organisation as it is of great importance that 40plus students are cabable of handling the New Media.




The specific objectives of EuBiA respond to the educational challenge of an ageing population in Europe and will help to provide older adults with pathways to improving their knowledge and competences in the light of the fact that at least three age cohorts of older people can be identified.

The trans-national partnership of organisations and older people will cooperate to establishing a consortium for life long learning in senior age the aims of which are:

* to exchange know-how
* strengthen existing skills and strategies
* adopting and adapting best practice

Finding solutions to the problem of organisational and partnership
sustainability will help to improve the quality of learning programs for the older people. Exchanging experiences of the various learning regions involved will make advantages and disadvantages of cooperation between organisations of adult organisations visible. By the same time EuBiA will focus on the empowerment and participation of older learners. The project
will also assist the development of innovative practices in adult education and their transfer to agencies, regions and countries not included in the original partnership. The partnership will develop a common professional terminology related to the education of older adults and support its work through using an internet platform. A sign-post will give directions for a successful coping with older learners.


Learning in Later Life / Cyprus 2008

Age specific and age independent learning
For 50+ people from different cultures