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Welcome to our website

What about the idea of “active ageing”?

2012 was the European year of active ageing and solidarity between generations. 2013 is the European Year of Citizenship. What a beautiful dynamic link and what a strong challenge for the coming years: Ageing while remaining healthy and active citizen, while being integrated in social networks, in informal learning, while bringing up to date one’s competences, while playing an active role in society, etc… And we all know that in Europe during the last 30 years the average age of life expectancy increased from 71 years to 76 years.

Somewhere in Vilnius (Lithuania)  an organization, aware of this demographic situation, has decided to take up this challenge, knocked at the door of some other organizations acting in different European countries,  knocked at the door of the European Commission and submitted successfully  a partnership project in the frame of the European Lifelong Learning Programme (Grundtvig):

PRETTY – The New Knowledge………

In “leafing through” the pages of our website, you will discover who we are, the “PRETTY’s partnership” and know more about the project’s content and its finalization.

Enjoy the visit and come back to see us!

PRETTY - The New Knowledge For Pre-Retirement Training Quality

One of the main ideas of the project is to turn good European practice into cost-effective and easily adoptable, easily transferable and adaptable products to be applied by organizations providing adult education opportunities, individual adult trainers and to be used personally by pre-retirement aged people and seniors in order to address the problems of ageing societies. 

REASONS:

The average age of statistical European citizen is rising rapidly in expense of sustainable economic growth, declining wealth of knowledge, experience, standard of living, and overall world-wide competitiveness of the region.

The long-term challenges of an ageing population in EU are apparently overlooked under the weight of short-term financial retrenchment. 

MAJOR OUTCOMES:

  • Field research, best practice data collection and Research Report;
  • The Methodology “Pre-retirement training for successful and active ageing” ;
  • On-line E-Training Course;
  • Database for the network of active ageing;
  • Public website containing all major products of the project in easily accessible forms;
  • Strategies for mainstreaming project results and sustaining the impact of the project.

IMPACT:

Improving the service quality of adult educational system of lifetime learning in order to strengthen the partnerships and soften negative outcomes of ageing in participating EU states.

Innovative approach through introduction and public integration of the Methodology through adult education providers, businesses, labour unions, etc. thus reaching larger numbers of target group representatives and achieving maximum level of valorisation.

Contribution in changing the mind set towards lifelong learning, overcoming the passivity, promoting entrepreneurship, mentorism and volunteering thus adding to stability in the financial sector, solidarity and overall productivity and competitiveness of Europe.