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EPALE discussion: social inclusion of the ageing population and intergenerational learning

par EPALE Moderator

EPALE discussion: social inclusion of the ageing population and intergenerational learning

The lifelong learning needs of older learners should be a priority for education providers who need to develop high quality and specific training programmes.
At the same time, intergenerational learning can contribute to social cohesion by promoting cooperation between different generations.

On Wednesday 28 October, starting from 10 a.m. CEST, EPALE will be hosting an online discussion on the social inclusion of the ageing population and intergenerational learning.

The discussion will include the following topics:

  • What adult education policies and initiatives can support social inclusion of older learners?
  • Has there been more attention to their situation in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • What target groups have you been working with, and what would be your recommendations to ensure that adults continue to play an active role in society as they age?   

We invite you to share your experiences and reflections during our online discussion, facilitated by EPALE Thematic coordinator Gina Ebner, Secretary-General of EAEA.

Comments will be open on 19 October so participants can introduce themselves and post their comments in advance.

Join our online discussion!

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Portrait de Ramon Mangion
I look forward to this discussion about a very interesting topic.  I believe that older learners can benefit a lot from various opportunities but at the same time can also be valid contributors to various topics. Between 2014 and 2017 I was leading a project entitled Intergenerational Learning Partnership Over 55. This project sought to create such a partnership between older workers and younger workers in the financial services industry.
Portrait de Alison Clyde
I am looking forward to taking part in this discussion. I work for Generations Working Together which support the development and integration of intergenerational work across Scotland. Now more than ever we need to increase practitioners and managers knowledge and confidence in how to plan, deliver, monitor and evaluate intergenerational programmes. It is also vitally important for policy makers to understand the benefits this approach can have on communities and why it should be a core element in all areas of local and national government such as housing, planning, health, environment, policy etc.

You can check out our work in Scotland at
Look forward to talking more on the 28th.