The WEA Learning Age Team has recently secured funding from the European Commissions Lifelong Learning Programme under the Grundtvig measure to work on a two year partnership project with seven other European countries on the issues of learning in senior age.
The project entitled Broadening Peoples minds in Ageing (EUBIA) aims to respond to the educational challenges of an ageing population across Europe by strengthening and widening regional and European contacts and partnerships. Key to the success of the partnership is the sharing of information, experience and best practice.
The project kicked off in November with the project coordinator hosting the initial meeting in Graz, Austria. There were representatives from Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Italy, Slovakia and England in attendance. Please click here to visit the Eubia Partner page.
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The partnership recognises the challenges facing the development of senior learning arising from the heterogeneity of at least three age cohorts of older people and will develop a signposting guide outlining good practice in dealing with this, as well as issues of gender, disability and ethnicity. It will also identify examples of good practice and strategies for engaging older people in learning.
Further details of the project can be found on the WEA website wea-ni.com or by contacting Carolyn Hale, Learning Age Team,
Recruitment as usual? No, its time for age diversity.
"Supporting employers in recruiting and selecting mature aged persons is the long title of the project and highlights its objectives: namely, to promote the business case for an age-balanced workforce and to encourage employers to rethink their current recruitment policies. It gives practical support on all aspects of age-diversity in recruitment via a comprehensive toolbox of innovative materials and an open source e-learning platform.
More details can be found at or on the press release here.
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