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Read the Press Release published by Head of the Department for International CooperationFolkuniversitetet Uppsala, Ali Rashidi


The ‘Enhancing Employability in Later Life: Developing strategies to improve access to CVET for older workers’ conference offered an overview of the results of the Age Management in Practice (AMaP) European project.  Participants discussed major age management issues for 2 days in the city centre of Uppsala at Norrlands Nation Fest & Konferens.

Participants started to arrive at 10:00 am on October 17. Among them there were guests from Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Sweden and the UK. Peter Egardt, the Governor of Uppsala County, opened the meeting.

The reports started with Graham Smith, AMaP Project Co‐ordinator, followed by Matteo Bonifacio and Donald Ropes. The after-lunch part included presentations introducing the actual AMaP Products from German, Polish, Portuguese and Swedish speakers.

The ‘Talking Heads’ DVD, containing visual and highly informative AMaP project presentation finalized the day. Ali Rashidi, the director of Department for International Cooperation of Folkuniversitetet, pronounced the closing remarks. Afterwards the guest were suggested to make a tour of the city to see its main sights, such as Carolina Rediviva (Uppsala University Library), The Castle, Uppsala Cathedral and more.

On the second day of the conference guests had an opportunity to participate in 3 workshops by Susana Oliveira, Bjorn Engsten, and Graham Smith, followed by a plenary and feedback session. 

“We were very happy to welcome our dear partners here in Uppsala. Thanks to the conference we all could see and appreciate the whole picture of what the AMaP project has achieved. The 2nd day workshops also brought up many interesting ideas. We hope our guests left feeling contented and inspired”, - says Ali Rashidi, the director of Department for International Cooperation of Folkuniversitetet.

AMaP is a project of the European Union coordinated by the University of Strathclyde (UK) in cooperation with GEB Berlin (Germany), Lifelong Learning Research Institute (Greece), Semper Avanti (Poland), Kerigma (Portugal) and Folkuniversitetet (Sweden). It was established to  explore ways  of  improving  access  to  continuing vocational  education  for  older  adults  as well the challenges faced by employers as a result of an ageing workforce. Funded by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme.



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AMaP’s Final Conference


Enhancing Employability in Later Life: Developing strategies to improve access to CVET for older workers
AMaP’s final conference – Uppsala, Sweden 17& 18th October 2013
Please, check our invitation and programme here.

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Knowledge Economy Network journal and AMaP

AMaP is mentioned in the Article of the Month of KEN Bulletin. The article is called "Ageing Workforce. A major drawback or a goldmine for EU ?" and was written By Thomas Friis Konst, KEN Vice-Chair, Dimitris Raftopoulos, LIKE Project Coordinator and Graham Smith, AMAP Project Coordinator. If you wish to read it, please click on the image below and go to page 12.


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LINQ European Conference

LINQ 2012 is the leading European conference on Learning Innovations and Quality!The motto of LINQ 2012 is:

"Innovation and Quality: How do they fit together?"

The conference is addressing Learning Innovations and Quality and in particular Lifelong Learning (LLL), Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL), quality standards and certification, human resources development, competences and skills, as well as learning, innovation and quality management systems.

 “The European Conference LINQ 2012 explores therelation between learning innovations and learning quality for the first time: Often seen as contradictions, we will focus their common grounds and synergies,” says Christian M. Stracke from the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany, the scientific coordinator of the European Quality Initiatives QLET and Q-Cert-VET, ISO Convener and editor of many learning standards. The conference will facilitate the exchange of ideas between individuals and organizations involved in learning innovations and quality in many diverse ways, bringing them together for a productive meeting.

AMaP project will be presented in this conference, as a best practice in what concerns innovation in CVET.

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AMaP at European Comission Conference

2012 is the European Year for Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity. To mark this occasion, the European Commission's Directorate-General for Education and Culture will organise a major European conference on the theme. The conference will be held in Brussels on 19-21 November, 2012. AMaP's project coordinator, Graham Smith, has been invited to present  AMaP in the conference on Active Ageing and Intergenerational Learning.





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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication 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.

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