Initiatives for co-operation by organizations working in the field of adult education. They aim to involve more small organizations willing to use European cooperation in their educational initiatives.
Enhancing the opportunities for adults to study and work with students in other countries to promote their self-esteem and to increase their adaptability.
To enhance the participation of older learners, intercultural and intergenerational dialogue.
Exchange of experience, practice and methods to better understand the diverse cultural, social and economic trends in Europe as well as areas of common interests.
Field of activity: the river Danube and the Danube countries
The method of mobility is preceded by a lecture and individual practical training in story writing.
Stage / Step 1: Providing the task of creating a personal story related to the river Danube and the Danube countries and a number of formulated subtopics.
Stage / Step 2: Creating personal stories from relevant authors.
Stage / Step 3: Creating presentation materials used by the author as educational stories.
Stage / Step 4: Create a scenario for an event related to a specific subtopic that includes telling the authors of personal stories about the Danube such as:
- the international meetings in Ruse, Bulgaria, in Ulm, Germany, and in Wilhering, Austria;
- the European conference Active Ageing and Intergenerational Dialogue.
Stage / Step 5: Participating in the story telling events.
Stage / Step 6: Uploading the videos to tell the history of the project website.
Participating with oral personal stories in the European Conference: Active Ageing and Intergenerational Dialogue – a Challenge for the Danube Countries in a Common Europe – New Directions in Seniors’ Education.
Educational tools used: presentations of school and university students, photos, pictures, interviews, posters, dances, songs, persons, films, and clips.
Increased the participants’ creativity through telling personal stories on the topic of the river Danube and the Danube countries before an appropriate audience related to their living environment, history and cultural identity.
Developed European awareness.
Created a network of older people from the Danube countries and fostered their European spirit.
Target group: older people, university and school students, scientists, researchers, multiplicators
Age group: 15+
Pedagogical InformationLearning mobility in adult education seeks to enhance their key competences and skills in order to improve the quality of teaching and learning in all its forms and to prepare them for society as a whole. Adult education organizations are expected to use learning mobility strategically in terms of both the internationalization of their organization and their capacity building. The benefits are not only for the older learners but also for the staff involved in the implementation of the project who will be given the opportunity to significantly improve his / her professional skills and ability to provide high quality services to the users of each organization.
European DimensionThe learning mobility of older adults was used strategically in terms of both the internationalization of their organizations and their capacity building. It developed European awareness and key competences of active social inclusion. The European topics included in the method are: Diversity, Freedom, Peace, Solidarity, Heritage, Social inclusion.
Applied in projects
The project focuses on educating elderly learners about current economic issues. Danube Stories brings together organizations from different countries and different spheres of activity to work together and exchange best practices in areas such as adult social inclusion and the acquisition of new cultural and / or linguistic skills through formal and informal methods of education and training.