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

door 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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afbeelding van Rosa M. Falgàs
It’s a topic I’ve been working on for a long time. I currently coordinate a Study Circle on the Elderly and Technology. They are a group of 9 women between 65 and 85 years old. These people have a blog From ACEFIR this topic is a priority. They propose what they want to learn, they don’t learn what I want. This is very important. We disagree with senior clubs or youth clubs. We prefer the Civic Centers as the city of Girona has in all the neighborhoods and in the center of the city where old and young people are. There are spaces for training courses, a library and a bar. I invite you to visit it virtually:
afbeelding van Estere Repke
Zviedrija ir lielisks piemērs, lai redzētu, cik lieliski strādā starppaaudžu saliedēšana caur dažādiem kursiem. Ir lieliski, ja tiek organizētas apācības vecāka gadagājuma cilvēkiem, piemērojotiesviņu spējai uztvert un atcerēties jaunu informāciju.
afbeelding van Regina EBNER
Dear all,
it looks like most of you had to run off for other things. The discussion will still be open, so please add any thoughts or ideas and especially consider Aleksandra's question about policy! After a couple of days, I'll write a summary of the discussion, which you'll hopefully find interesting. I'll check back at 16.00 and at a later stage. 
Let's talk soon,
afbeelding van Ginta Salmina
As we all know, learning speed depends on many reasons and I think much more important is to keep the motivation to learn something, especially in older age. The process makes more sense than the result. And those who used to learn all the time (and not important exactly what) much easier to adapt new situations, challenges ect.  We generally need to promote lifelong learning in any age and for all generations. Many projects are implemented in this topic but still could be more. 
afbeelding van Aleksandra Kozyra
Hello everyone, and thanks for the introduction, Gina! I see that you already discussed different target groups and their needs in some detail - so many inspirational examples! I would be curious to know if there are policy initiatives in your countries, regions or cities that support intergenerational learning or programmes for older learners. Who do they focus on? Have there been any new developments or increased awareness in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic? Please share your examples and reflections! Ola 
afbeelding van Alison Clyde
Generations work closely with the Scottish Government who fully support the advancement of intergenerational practice across Scotland. There are many government policies which embed the approach including:
afbeelding van Regina EBNER
Dear all, I'll disappear for about 20 minutes for the preparation of a workshop - in the meantime my colleague Aleksandra Kozyra will take over (do call her Ola!). 
Back in 20! Gina