The participation in non-formal education of older people aged 55+ is still very weak in Europe. The access to education of unemployed seniors is even more limited: in 2012 only 50 % of people aged 50+ attended educational courses for professional or personal reasons.
According to Eurostat data, in 2016 just over 45 % of adults aged 45–64 participated in some form of education or training and 80% of them were job-related learning activities. Non- formal education centres are traditionally dedicated to younger people and leave few spaces to engage older learners. There are no main provisions and dispositions from the national governments to tackle this issue. As a consequence, educators working in non-formal education centres often lack specific skills to engage and teach older learners.
This project addresses this gap by offering innovative training models to adult educators in non-formal centres, through the collection of information, examples of existing good practices and different views on working with older people and involving them in non-formal education.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication (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.
Project number: 2020-1-FR01-KA202-079751