ForAge is a European multi-lateral network with the central aim of communicating and promoting experiences of learning for older people. The goal is to help raise standards of practice throughout Europe and beyond.
Since the first European Year of Older People and Intergenerational Solidarity in 1993 there have been many exchanges, projects, training events, seminars, programmes and networks concerned with learning in later life.
The numbers increased significantly with the Grundtvig programme that provided impetus and funding for imaginative and innovative work across Europe.
The ForAge project aims to make best use of these rich experiences by building upon them, sharing information,creating networks, relating them to research evidence and analysing and assessing their value and impact.
NEW: September 2014: ForAge 2nd Annual Report 2013 available. This summarises work that the ForAge network has undertaken since the previous annual report of August 2013.
NEW July 2014: Conference website now online for the 3rd annual ForAge conference, 7-8 November 2014, Oporto, Portugal: 'New Directions and New Learning in Later Life: Taking the Learning to the Learner; Active and Healthy Ageing; Learning Communities'.
NEW July 2014: Survey "Later Life Learning in the 21st Century" Please give us your views on the key issues facing older people who wish to participate in learning in later life, and tell us how ForAge can help.