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EPALE - Elektronisch platform voor volwasseneneducatie in Europa


ICELAND When aging can be anticipated

door Eugénie B
Taal: EN

For the #ErasmusDays2018, the EPALE teams wished to raise awareness about the European Union commitment in adult lifelong learning. They created a digital exhibition with 22 different projects, demonstrating the variety of practices across Europe.


Photo © NSS Iceland / RANNIS. Two representatives of the AE best practice project BALL

With an increased life expectancy in Europe, more than a quarter of the population will be 50 year-old in the future decades. Consequently, it is of utmost importance for future Europe to guarantee the highest quality of life for this large group of citizens and ensure that their valuable experience and knowledge are made accessible to society at large.

So the BALL project objectives is to develop innovative guidelines and recommendations to prepare and encourage employees/clients to prepare for the “third age”. Especially dealing with reinvention for a new job, retirement, learning, cultural environment and ambiance, and sharing of knowledge.

With the support of Erasmus+, the project intends to raise awareness of the vast and ever increasing “third age“ human resource of knowledge and experiences and its importance for the society as a whole and to the individuals themselves. This is an innovative approach was disseminated throughout the European Educational Area and the worldwide U3A network.

Read more about the exhibition process and find the table of contents with all the projects : EPALE blog post /en/blog/adult-learning-european-digital-exhibition.


BALL – “Be active through life long learning - Towards a Dynamic Third Age“


Preparing adults at an early age for the “third age”


All actors interested in providing training for citizens, stakeholders on labor market and employees approaching the “third age“ (lifelong learning centers; universities; companies; unions; associations; local and regional authorities)



Evris Foundation (Iceland), Lublin University Third Age (Poland), Permanent University UA (Spain), U3A Reykjavik (Iceland)

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