The senior citizens

Ageing is one of the greatest social and economic challenges to European societies in the 21st century. It will affect all Member States and it will cut across nearly all EU policy domains. By 2025 more than 20% of Europeans will be 65 or over, with a particularly rapid increase in the number of citizens over 80 years old.

Education on senior citizens

Decision-makers, institutions, ONG and other Institutions, but mainly, educational institutions, support the Lifelong learning principle, from cradle to grave, where each life period (babies, childhood, teenagers, young adults, workers, adults, seniors) have different kind of target and aims, therefore, diferent content, tools, pedagogies, etc, should be applied.

In the case of senior citizens (we mean citizens which are retired from labour market), they have also the right to be active, participative and keep learning. Changes in own life and the environment, new challenges, roles, etc. should be learnt. New skills in a always changing society (globally and locally) makes necessary to be adapted, otherwise senior citizens can be on risk of exclusion.

Furthermore, seniors citizens, because of their extended life-experience, they  should be an active part of society. Their knowledge and expertise can be used to get a better society in voluntarelism, intergenerational learning or helping to build the society of the future.

This network

This network was created during the last stages of the EduSenior project. This project was aimed to create a guide and a evaluation toolkit for educational institutions to increase the quality of life of senior learners. After the end of the project, partners and associated institutions  agreed to extend their contacts after the project ending.

There are already well know networks focused on active ageing, seniors’ education, intergenerational learning, etc. but we wanted to start a network with the main aim to make easy to share information between members, and become a member is so easy as subscribe to a mail-list.

By this way, we welcome all people that could be interested in participating (from institutions, professionals or any other person interested in participating) and we propose that everybody share with us their projects, researches, ideas, etc.

We do not plan to organise conferences or other events, but we promote members do.

Membership

To become a member of this network is as easy as requesting to info@edusenior.net

Members can send news, announcemements or information (from now on, “post”) about “education on senior citizens”, more precisely:

  • Social conditions, risks of seniors, potentialities of education
  • Benefits of education; quality of life, social benefits, economy
  • Models of learning; Intergenerational learning, etc.
  • Active citizenship, voluntarism, informal learning
  • Pedagogies; educational gerontology, andragogy
  • Content and activities, best practices, experiences
  • Projects, research, conferences, other networks results
  • Information and Communication Technology;  as a learning tool and as tool in own life (digital adoption, digital inclusion)

All the members will receive an e-mail for each post. Be aware that this will be moderated. We cannot allow this network to become an spam-box. It is planned in case the network grows, to allow to subscribe using categories or tags and create roles (as publishers)

Of course, yo can request to be removed by the membership of this network at any time by contacting info@edusenior.net