Danube Women City Guide (DWCG)

In the European Danube project "Danube Women City Guide", the aim was to raise awareness of the importance of women and their life achievements along the Danube, to network women along the Danube and to strengthen new city tours for women. The project was funded by the Baden-Württemberg Foundation.
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@Learn was a multilateral Grundtvig project which united partner organizations from five European countries with the aim of fostering the idea of active ageing and lifelong learning. The project’s goal was to promote an understanding of ageing as an enriching part of the life course and to establish an active aging learning community which raises awareness about and educates on topics like health care, social inclusion, new media and intergenerational solidarity. To reach this, we brought together older adults aged 60+ and younger people aged 16-35 in all partner countries to create a vibrant and rewarding cross-generational learning community.
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Danube Stories (DASTO)

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.
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Danube Seniors’ Universities (DASUN)

The main objective of the initiative is to ensure the strengthening of the role of third age people in the process of civil dialogue on all levels, exchange of ideas and knowledge between the generations, nations and cultures, aiming at improving the regional and local level social environment in the Danube countries by organizing qualified continuing education.
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Danube-Networkers – Neighbours at work (DANET)

Older adults (55+) are an active age group with various life styles and social milieus. They differ considerably between and within countries – just like any other part of the population. The project focuses on providing experiences and improving competences necessary for the integration of third-age citizens into the workforce.
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Senior Volunteering in Europe (SenVol)

The project work started with a short research about volunteering in all partner countries. 5 regular transnational meetings ensured a good project progress. During the meetings partners worked in groups, discussing different aspects of volunteering. Older learners and volunteers have always participated in the meetings, as their meaning and approach was very important. Discussion groups, involving volunteers and volunteer organizations were also created on national level. The SenVol project showed the volunteering of elderly people in different contexts and cultures of the participating countries and showed that today our society does not really work without volunteering. It also highlighted the learning process that takes place during volunteering.
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Live English

The project tends to create a simple text for the teaching of English to adults and elders essential to break down barriers, to communicate and be understood not only by native speakers but also by people belonging to different linguistic contexts. Therefore it was essential to examine the specific teaching methods to train English teachers who, in turn, in a simple and very basic way could pass on the learning of English to adult students who are part of Europe's Third Age Universities united and in need of the knowledge of English.
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Citizenship and Democracy

The Council of Europe in 2005 promoted the Year of European Citizenship with the slogan "Learning to Live Democracy". The fight against discrimination and racism were the concept of democracy and legality, active participation emphasized. The Federuni has developed these themes and carried out a sociological research in 2010 in collaboration with the Rezzara Chair. In the present multicultural society the concept of citizenship has become tendentially contradictory and conflicting. The research has proposed to survey the territory of Bari and Vicenza (South and North) in order to assess the population (young and old) taken into consideration think about citizenship.
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Increasing skills and qualification of young scientists for professional realization in the border areas between science and business, under Operational Program for Development of HR

The project aims are to create a mechanism to facilitate career development of young scientists and post-doctoral students by increasing their transferable skills and skills for communication with their colleagues from other scientific areas in Bulgaria and UK and to create their common language, to teach them to communicate with potential users of the research results. The project idea is to find out effective mechanisms for collaboration between scientists and potential users of their scientific results; to train students to work in a complex team for creating different types of innovations.
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Seven organisations with different expertise in education and guidance counselling (from Bulgaria, Germany, and Romania) have worked together on this project for two years. The project focuses on people with few professional skills, persons in an unstable employment, unemployed persons, or people of low social standing or from disadvantaged areas. Migrant background can be another motive, surely without being considered a criterion for disadvantage or poor access to education itself. These categories of beneficiaries coming from disadvantaged backgrounds are in need of more individualised guidance services. Thus, the project meets also the field-specific priorities in adult education: - "providing information on access to adult learning services, such as information on the validation of non-formal and informal learning and career and education guidance" - "improving and extending the offer of high quality learning opportunities tailored to individual adult learners, including through innovative ways of outreach and delivery" - "developing adult educators’ competences to deal with diversified groups of learners, make use of new technologies for better outreach and teaching outcomes". FairGuidance addresses all these policy objectives in the field of Vocational education and training (VET) and adult education.
People With Disabilities Lower-Skilled People Unemployed

The sensory theatre. New transnational strategies for theatre audience building in the frame of the ”Creative Europe” (SENSES)

”Senses: The Sensory Theatre. New transnational strategies for theatre audience building” is an European Cooperation Project 2015-2017 co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme (agreement number 2015 –1633 / 001 –001). It’s main aims are: 1. To implement a new strategy of theatre audience building by improving access to creative works and intensifying their live experience; 2. To enhance the cultural and creative sector capacity to operate transnationally; 3. To reinforce youths’ involvement not only as potential consumers, but also as creators and critics of contemporary European culture, promoting their own creative talent in co-writing the drama; 4. To create new forms of collaboration between cultural and creative operators and the European higher education system.
Young Learners Critical Thinking Theatre Multicultural Performances

The Wanted Danube

As many people as possible from all Danube countries were invited to crochet a woolen carpet that symbolizes the river Danube. The challenge: To make the so called “river carpet” as long as possible and to integrate people regardless of their age, social background, education and language skills. The aim was to demonstrate the solidarity amongst the Danube countries. The big finale was a cultural performance in which all the small parts of the big carpet were exhibited on the Cathedral square in front of the Ulm Cathedral during the international Danube Festival in 2014. Once the project was finished, the so called “Danube-Rivercarpet” was divided into small pieces. These pieces were given away for donation.
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Intercultural Danube-Bridge-Breakfast (DBF)

The Danube Bridge Breakfast was a public two-hour event on a bridge crossing the Danube in Ulm/Neu-Ulm. The educational network “The Danube-Networks” hosted this event with the intention to create the opportunity for the Danube neighbors to get to know each other while tasting bread and small regional delights from the Danube countries. In a relaxed environment, the participants were given the possibility to get to know people from different cultures and backgrounds, to see the diversity within unity in Europe, and to get the feeling of what a peaceful European unity means in real life. The event was open to everyone, free of charge and was part of the International Danube Festival in Ulm.a
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Danube Boxes “Home country – Danube country”

Getting to know each other in a creative way and thereby discovering similarities and differences is the aim of the project. The target group are people from all Danube countries, who do not know each other and who do not share a common language. The project consists of three steps: 1. Create a personal Danube Box 2. Present the box to the other participants and get conversation started in a creative way 3. Organize an event/exhibition at which the boxes can be presented
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Tastes of Danube: Bread, Wine and Herbs (ToD Bread, Wine and Herbs)

People from all generations, different ethnic groups, and from different social and educational backgrounds took part in this Danube project. 101 partner organizations took part in the activities of the project. The focus was not only on enhancing mutual knowledge and finding out more about traditions and values common to all countries, but also to exchange experience and to be able to meet. The participants got the chance to become acquainted to each other within a country or across the borders. Additionally, they got the possibility to create something as a team – an experience that filled the idea of an European identity with life.
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Senior Trainees on Coding (Silver-Code)

SILVER-CODE aimed to train elderly people to improve their digital skills and, especially, on learning basics of coding, in order to better adapt to digital-oriented changing world and to improve their quality of life.
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Personal TownTours (PTT)

The members of the participating groups in the partners` locations, seniors as well as younger adults, prepared 3-5 personalized Town Tours on subjects of their choice and present them to members of partner groups from other countries as well as to other local older and young people and give them an understanding of their town. Cross-national exchanges enabled the projects` learners to gain know-how in the linguistic, cultural and historical backgrounds of other project members` living environments.
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Open Doors for Danube Countries for All (ODDA)

The ODDA Project took place from February 2017 until February 2018 and it was coordinated by the Institute for Virtual and Face-to-face Learning in Adult Education at Ulm University (ILEU e.V.), President Carmen Stadelhofer. Five regional teams of the international educational network Danube-Networkers worked together in the project and contributed to fostering the intercultural communication in Europe and in the Danube area in particular. The regional teams were from Bulgaria-University of Ruse ”Angel Kanchev”, Center for Life Long Learning, Croatia -The Public Open University Zagreb (POUZ) University of the Third Age, Germany- DANET e.V. c/o ILEU e.V., Romania -The Association “The Writers League” Timisoara Banat Branch and Serbia- Youth Club of Backa Palanka.
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Personal TownTours – Slovenian Version

In the framework of the »Personal Town Tours«, a European Grundtvig Programme project (2012 - 2014), seven older students from Slovenian Third Age University gained knowledge and learned methods for exploring and then introducing their town. Under the mentorship of an architect they decided on three thematic itineraries thus validating their already gained knowledge of architecture and urbanism.
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European Certificate in Intergenerational Learning (ECIL)

The project was a continuation of the network EMIL founded by many European partners and ECIL, another network specialised in intergenerational learning (both networks were funded by Calouste Gulbenkian). Out of the latter network was born the ECIL - European Certificate in Intergenerational Learning partnership. The project was devoted to vocational training and its intergenerational learning contents.
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European Cinema for Active Ageing (CINAGE)

CINAGE – a Grundtvig multilateral project, supported by the EU Lifelong Learning Programme – was composed of interlinked activities resulting in the production of a learning package, for use by adult educators and aimed at empowering older people towards achieving a more active ageing.
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I am an Active Member of Multinational Society (I’m Active+)

Project I am Active strived to achieve two main intellectual outputs: methodology and guidelines for implementation of training the trainers programme and curriculum and recommendations of the programme for promoting social integration and development of intercultural dialogue with women third country nationals - stressing their integration into labour market. Partners have made a curriculum proposal that served organizations as a basis for adapting the curriculum to their needs and the needs of migrants.
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ELLAN – European Later Life Active Network (ELLAN)

This project promoted European cooperation and exchange of innovation and good practice related to the ageing population and to the educational preparation of those that work with older people. The project reconstructed the diverse educational approach by developing a European Competences Framework for working with the older people, sharing innovation in teaching and identifying factors that influence students in choosing to work with older people thus strengthening the quality of higher education for professions providing care for older people. The project directly targeted educators and management staff at the partners and other higher education institutions in Europe. The indirect target groups were the students, professional communities and older people themselves.
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Computers, Languages and Intergenerational Communication in the Kitchen (CLICK)

The project has used a simple but effective methodology of thematically based shared classes in order to help adult and senior learners to ease their way through the educational process. The methodological approach is based on four pillars: motivation, learning through acting, self-confidence and active participation of the adults all along the learning process. Many of the products of the project like project logo, recipes collection, stories, calendar, blog, pictures, videos, etc. were created by the adult learners during the actual thematically based shared classes and shared during the project meetings.
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Festival of Generations (FoG)

Two editions of the "Festival of Generations" were organized and hold in Luleburgaz, Turkey and Burgas, Bulgaria. During the two day festival information on cross-border level has been exchanged about the contemporary significance of knowledge and continuity between generations, language evolution, and the positive effects of youth - elderly interaction, premieres of two cultural products of Bulgarian and Turkish students.
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Art Changes Lives

"Purification" pantomime and dance performance. The pantomime and dance performance "Purification" of young Bulgarian actors with impaired hearing from "MIM ART" theater at "Tishina" Association. The actors designed and developed the script themselves with the main topic - environmental sustainability and how each and every one of us could do something to contribute to its preservation. They sent their universal message for care, actions and responsibility of people for preservation of the environment through the means of pantomime, synchronized singing and dance facilitated by sign language interpretation. [Project period: 14.03.2011 – 14.03.2012]
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Danube-Networkers-Online-Lectures (DALEC)

DALEC was a “Media Project Old and Young” with the thematic focus on “Values and Paths along the Danube” across five countries. Five scientific lectures were prepared by scientists for lay people, held live to an audience in the respective locations and transmitted over the internet in an online-lecture series. The lectures were discussed face to face and via internet forums nationally and transnationally. The accompanying discussions, therefore, also contributed to a better understanding between old and young. In mini-projects some of the young and old participants worked with different methods based on the topics of the lectures. In the end, more than five mini projects were accomplished and complemented the online-lectures.
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