ACTIVATOR: Activating Older Adults in Citizen Science

Project Number: 2023-1-PT01-KA220-ADU-000126237
Timespan of the Project: 01/12/2023 - 30/11/2025

Project E-mail: info@ceipes.org

Financial Program: Erasmus+ - KA220-ADU - Cooperation partnerships in adult education
Objectives

The project aims:

  • To promote non formal education as a fundamental tool in the education of youth and adults and as complementary to formal education.
  • To promote personal and community development through learning mobility.
  • To create new innovative tools and methodologies to develop useful strategies in the field of education through cooperation with public and private entities at local and international level.
  • To promote study, research and innovation, both methodological and technological.
  • To encourage intercultural dialogue with the objective of fostering mutual understanding and respect between individuals from different cultures.
  • To promote peace, nonviolence and human rights as a fundamental tool reach a world of equality and solidarity in which all human beings can access to their fundamental rights.
Activities

The project will engage in the following activities:

  1. Project management and monitoring.
  2. Development of the ACTIVATOR methodology + face to face Local Pilot Workshops in the partner countries.
  3. Development of the e-Learning Platform + on-line Pilot Workshop.
  4. Development and dissemination of the communication materials.
  5. Organization of the local multiplier events – Science Days in the partner countries.
Results

The project has yielded the following results:

  1. Training content in the form of e-learning for the staff of different organizations working for the benefit of seniors on how to educate senior citizens about and engage them in Citizen Science.
  2. A Manual presenting not only the knowledge about Citizen Science and forms of activating senior adults but also hands-on tips on how to successfully engage seniors in Citizen Science initiatives and maintain their participation.
  3. E-Learning Platform providing access to the training content.
Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.
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