GRUNDTVIG project  2011 – 2013   Age Crossing     e-50plus



Globalnet spolka z ograniczona odpowiedzialnoscia       PL-Poland

ASSOCIATION E-Seniors                                                              FR-FRANCE

EURELATIONS GEIE                                                                        IT-Italy

Institut für Interkulturelle Kommunikation e. V. Jena                                            DE-Germany



The project overall aim is to develop the people's self-esteem, their views of themselves, their sense of identity and to improve the accessibility to lifelong learning for people 50+ by presenting the status of adult learners in partnership countries, difficulties they encounter and by presenting joint solutions. The aim is also to provide seniors with tools to improve their knowledge and competence in order to avoid their social exclusion and help them re- entering the employment, with the aim of setting up closer partnerships, and support adult language learning and linguistic diversity within the EU, to facilitate and strengthen e-learning and blended learning for seniors, to strengthen understanding of European cultures and languages and mutual respect. The project will involve organizations which operate in Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Poland. The purpose of the project is to promote, on a regional and European basis, the lifelong learning for seniors, for people aged more than 50, to support their activity, their use of ICT and e-learning. Co-operation activities within this project focus on the exchange of knowledge, information, staff and learners across Europe, discuss problems and compare solutions on a particular topic – lifelong learning for adults 50+, isolation of these people.

The Project outcomes will be confidence in people and their ability to identify and use skills, such as ICT (e-learning tools) for the benefit of themselves, their local community and general European society. Other outcomes will be the e-learning materials created during the process and the website with other learning materials.


Following the indication of the program  of the Grundtvig Partnership the objectives are:

a)To improve the accessibility to lifelong learning for people 50+ by presenting the status of adult learners in partnership countries, difficulties they encounter and by presenting joint solutions

b)To provide seniors with tools to improve their knowledge and competence in order to avoid their social exclusion and

c)to facilitate the cooperation between partners’ organizations

d)to reinforce existing pedagogical approaches to lifelong learning in order to involve more seniors into this process

e)To strengthen understanding of European cultures and languages and mutual respect

f) To facilitate and strengthen e-learning and blended learning for seniors

The project will develop the capacity of groups and individuals (50+ who, for a variety of reasons, have limited life experiences, education and choice and to assist them in developing a stronger ‘sense of purpose and possibility’; it will develop the level of personal expectation, by creating a sense that it is possible to achieve more than sometimes seems possible in short term.

This to be achieved through the following main objectives:

- conversation, meetings and social activities

- recording skills (eg photography)

- gaining new skills in e-learning

- helping learners develop their key competences in social, civic and cultural fields

- developing key social, civic and cultural competences by exchange of ideas and experiences

The approach will be to use activities and experiences in informal and non-formal learning situations. Many participants cannot communicate in foreign language and are not able to use Thus there will be social occasions, workshops, e-learning courses to build a catalogue of material in different media that develop the expressive sensibilities.

The project will operate initially through small informal local groups, who then connect with each other and eventually, through the trans-national meetings, with others across Europe. The approach will be based on practical learning.

The students will gain knowledge through personal and practical experiences.

Participants will engage in small groups, discuss the problems and aim to find the solutions, they will share their good practice, knowledge and experience. The role of the each partner is to provide the organizations for the groups who will facilitate the implementation of the project and ensure that the objectives are being achieved.



Support for English conversation workshop

Project official Website


Some vocabulary

First meeting in Poznan



IT presentation

DE presentation

FR presentation

Second meeting in Campobossa


International conference

Explanations tools for e-learning


TV dissemination


Third meeting in France

Register your names



Italian presentation : course in maths

Photos in Paris

Other photos

Fourth meeting in Poznan


Presentation from France



Fifth meeting in Iena


French presentation


Photos from PL

Photos from Mark

Photos de Palden

November 2011               e-groups, websites - contains pictures and other information about the first local meetings

January 2012                     Activities in the classroom focusing on communication skills and e-learning

March 2012                        Creation for ideas and action arising from within the learner group

Individual learners appearing ‘in person’ on the web & in partner meetings

Web site being advertised beyond the groups and used to target agencies, authorities and opinion formers

June 2012                           Learners engaged in evaluation, reflective work and consideration of ways in which they use their experience beyond the completion of the formal work

Distribution of publicity material relating to local context (reports on potential development)

September 2012              All partner organizations: an internal evaluation of the work with presentation of results to each other and all relevant agencies and authorities. The results also to be posted on the web site with information and pictures from all the above ‘products

November 2012               Report from each partner on the development

Gathering of information on the process, its variables across the partnership, its observable results on the individuals involved (staff and learners)

January 2013                     e-learning for seniors

March 2013                        Written reports, website, workshops The approach for every partner is very innovative and the results need to be recorded in a style capable of being transmitted and disseminated to professional agencies and others in the field of informal education.

May 2013                            Exchange and assessment of materials and students' results

Share information packs about institutions with all the participants in the project.

Global assessment


Mobility meeting 1-processes are established to guarantee full involvement of learners, ensure coherence to aims and objectives, agree details of initial action, agree communication systems and nature of web site and e-group based systems                 PL – POLAND     10/2011

Mobility meeting 2 - workshop on creative approaches to learning,  agree web style, evaluation, first results.  Presentation of situation in each country.      

Mobility meeting 3 -to produce report for all indicating details of the next year ensure all aims are being met, ensure coherence throughout the partnership & plan activities for next year                  FR -     

Mobility meeting 4 - Personal and group evaluation.  Using the evaluation processes established Report to all within local groups and local groups report to each other partner Ensure effective progress with the overall aims of the Project       

Mobility meeting 5 -  Staff and learner meeting Workshop on uses and potential of web based systems. Investigative seminar to explore potential development & promotion of web site.  Reporting from each partner.