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EPALE - Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe


PORTUGAL Plan Be: Active Senior Volunteers

by Eugénie B
Language: EN

#ErasmusDays2019, the EPALE teams wished to raise awareness about the European Union commitment in adult lifelong learning. They created a digital exhibition with 28 different projects, demonstrating the variety of practices across Europe.


Picture © Active Senior Volunteers

This project, coordinated by the Cascais-Estoril Parish Council, was considered a Best Practice on Adult Education, using active learning methodologies for the promotion of senior citizen participation at a European level. The project promoted high quality learning opportunities and developed a strategic and innovative program to engage older people in lifelong learning.

Focusing on active aging, the project involved volunteer work and community activities based on diverse themes such as European citizenship, nature and environment, interculturality, social inclusion among others.

A mixed senior volunteer mobility program was developed, and four local and one international event was organized. An innovative dissemination strategy focused on awareness, understanding and action. It used various tools, such as meetings with stakeholders, webpage, newsletters, social network, media, multiplier events and merchandising.


Plan Be: Active Senior Volunteers


To promote the senior citizen participation at a European level.


Senior citizens



• PORTUGAL: Associação Animam Vivemtem
• ITALY: Sinergia Società Cooperativa Sociale
• FINLAND: Kuusankosken Retkeilijät ry
• SLOVENIA: Razvojno Izbrazevalni Center Novomesto

National Support Services PORTUGAL

National Agency for Quali cation and Vocational Education and Training (ANQEP)


Read more about the exhibition process and find the table of contents with all the projects :


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