Active Ageing

EAEA is committed to active ageing and encourages a common vision on the participation of older people in adult learning. The association advocates for more attention for learning later in life.

Older people are a large and growing part of the EU´s population and this is changing our societies in important and fundamental ways. Older persons wish to be active participants in their workplaces and communities, but in many cases opportunities and facilities are not available or accessible. Learning provides many of these opportunities, and research has shown the benefits. It is therefore necessary to provide high quality learning opportunities for all older people, which, in turn, will need the necessary framework of policies, funding, structures and access.


Past events


Projects and good practice

  • ENIL – European Network for Intergenerational Learning
  • PALADIN – Promoting Active Learning and Ageing of Disadvantaged Seniors
  • ADD LIFE – ADDing quality to LIFE through inter-generational learning via universities

EAEA Members involved with Active Ageing

  • NIACE United Kingdom
  • Adult Education Society Serbia
  • AONTAS Ireland
  • Europahaus Bürgerland Austria