Language Networks for Excellence (LNFE) present the results of two years' work on active ageing with a number of European partners.
Since September 2011, the LNFE team have been working on the project Promoting Lifelong learning as an Active ageing Strategy (PLAS), which was a Leonardo Da Vinci partnership funded by the European Commission. The project looked at ways in which organisations and companies in the six partner countries encouraged over-50s to keep learning and keep working, thus prolonging their active involvement in society.
Now the partners have collaborated to produce a Catalogue of Best Practice (pdf - 14.07MB - opens in new window) in the UK, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Germany. LNFE's contribution was presented by team members Helen Sargeant and Amy Allen at the project's final dissemination conference in Prague in June 2013. The catalogue contains three examples from each partner, and will be of interest to employers, adult educators and over-50s throughout Europe.
The PLAS project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.