ForAge Network conferences

1. ForAge International Conference, 'New Directions and New Learning in Later Life', Oporto Portugal, 7-8 November 2014: Programme, Book of Abstracts and Presentations

2. ForAge International Conference, Budapest Hungary, 30 September-1 October 2013: Programme and  Abstracts

3. ForAge International Conference, Limassol Cyprus, 8-9  October 2012: Programme and Presentations

 

1. ForAge International Conference, 'New Directions and New Learning in Later Life', Oporto Portugal, 7-8 November 2014

ForAge Newsletter 15, which reports on the third ForAge international conference, is now available to download.

Details about the conference are also available at the conference website: http://aidlearn.wix.com/forageconference14. The conference programme and Book of Abstracts are also available.

A number of presentations from the conference are available to download below.

Presentations from the 2014 ForAge conference

Presentation title and presenter Download presentation
'What is ForAge?' (EN), Jim Soulsby, University of Leicester                         Soulsby .pptx (1.0MB)            
'The Erasmus+ programme. The future of adult learning in Europe.' Eugénia Inácio, Coordinator of Adult Education program of the Erasmus+ National Agency Inácio .pptx (1.8MB)
'Preventing dementia by active ageing' (EN), José Salgado, Clinical Director of the Psychiatric Hospital of Lisbon Salgado .pptx (1.9MB)
'Senior Volunteer: desirable scenarios' (EN), Sergio Andreis
Lunaria
Andreis .ppt (846.0KB)
'Active ageing and new technologies' (EN), Anna Grabowska
PRO-MED sp. z o.o
Grabowska .pptx (1.5B)
'Artful thinking for seniors' (EN), Chelsea Lazaridou, 50plus Hellas Lazaridou .ppt (1.5MB)
'Boccia: A game for all' (PT), Paulo Sá Sá .pdf (882.4KB)
'Vision of the European Association of Adult Education for the future of seniors education' (EN), Susana Oliveira, European Association for the Education of Adults Oliveira .pptx (1.1MB)
'Senior Entrepreneurship, active ageing and local development' (EN), Nuno Abranja, Lusofona University Abranja .pdf (1.2MB)
'Together: Old and Young, intergenerational learning in
community spaces' (EN), Sacha Vieira, University of Aveiro
Vieira .pdf (1.8MB)
'Impact of learning in later life: The Portuguese case' (EN), Prof. Fausto Amaro, Lisbon University Amaro .pptx (471.0KB)
'Seniors working together' (EN), Anna Grabowska, PRO-MED sp. z o.o Grabowska .pptx (1.5MB)

 

2. ForAge International Conference, 'The Future of Learning for Older People in Europe: Learning from Experience', Budapest Hungary, 30 September-1 October 2013: Programme and  Abstracts

To coincide with the United Nations International Day of Older People on 1 October, the ForAge Grundtvig Multilateral Network held a Pan-European Conference 'The Future of Learning for Older People in Europe: Learning from Experience'. The conference aimed to examine trends and developments in learning in later-life and what can be learned from the experience of European initiatives in this field.

The programme included the following topics:

  • The context for later-life learning in 21st Century Europe and the role of ForAge
  • Improving the quality of training of those trying to reach potential older learners
  • The benefits of later-life learning and the supporting evidence
  • Experiences of other European networks as information sources andinfluencers as well as providing expert opinion about future actions
  • Perspectives from international adult education organisations
  • Emerging issues and the further development of later-life learning
  • Older learners’ perspectives
  • Oral and poster presentations of European Projects on later-life learning

Keynote speakers included:

  • Zoltán Loboda, Head of Department, Educational Authority, Legal and Admininstration Department, Department of International Relations, Hungary
  • Zsófia Pusztai, MD, Office Leader of the World HealthOrganisation’s Hungarian Office, Hungary
  • Bálint Boga, MD, Hungarian Hospice Foundation, Budapest, Hungary
  • Professor József Jászberényi, PhD, King Sigismund College,Director of Research Center for Gerontoeducation, Hungary
  • Dr Alan Tuckett OBE, President of the International Council forAdult Education (ICAE), Untied Kingdom
  • Dr Michael Sommer, Infonet coordinator, Akademie Klausenhof, Germany
  • Professor Franz Kolland, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Professor Ionut Popa, Asociatia ‘EUROED’, Bucharest, Romania
  • Ildikó Laki, doctoral candidate, researcher, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Sociology, Department of Research on Social Inequalities, Hungary
  • Katalin Vámos, tourism and marketing specialist and senior fitness trainer, www.50felettfitten.hu, Hungary

For the full conference programme, biographies of speakers, and abstracts please click here

 

3. ForAge International Conference, Limassol Cyprus, 8-9  October 2012: Programme and Presentations 

Conference programme, Cyprus 2012

Video presentation made up of photographs and presentations from the ForAge International Conference held in Limassol Cyprus, October 2012 (14 minutes):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Fv6TB00tGGQ