The Silver Age Silver Sage Initiative - Working On

The Erasmus+ SASSI-Working On project (2018-1-UK01-KA202-048092) addresses the demand for effective, age-sensitive and revitalising approaches to career management for people who want to, or have to, keep on working into their 60s, 70s and beyond.

As life expectancy in the EU increases, people face lengthy periods of retirement, with proportionally less pension provision, unless they stay economically active for longer. People need to work longer – and frequently would like to work longer.

However, longer working lives raises key challenges in determining and managing later life careers, both for employers and for older workers. Retaining older workers and maintaining motivation and productivity are becoming critical concerns for both employers and older people alike.

For more information about this project CLICK HERE


ERASMUS+ KA204 project “MENTOR"

Career-mentoring for transition success to work life (2018-1-LT01-KA204-047032)

Led by VsI Socialiniu inovaciju centras (Lithuania) with partners from UK, Sweden, The Republic of Macedonia, Spain and Turkey, project MENTOR aims to support adult educators by developing an innovative Career-focused mentoring methodology for fostering the inclusion and employability of disadvantaged adult learners (unemployed, low skilled, needing to change occupational field etc.)

It will support adult educators in extending their services with innovative curricula and methods for Career Mentoring, and promote high-quality educational services in adult education institutions.



Tackling Intentional Misinformation in Digital Technologies through Critical Thinking Skills and Media Literacy.

Young people today are growing up in a globalised world and are processing information from a wider variety of sources than ever before. They need the critical literacy skills to navigate the potential pitfalls when consuming news, particularly when using online sources and social media. Media literacy is crucial for sustaining democracy by knowing which information sources to trust and which media are trustworthy.

The Erasmus+ KA2 Adult Education “No Alternative Facts” project addresses this challenge in an adult education context through an innovative train-the-trainer format which aims at:

  • Providing adult educators (direct target group) with useful skills and action-oriented methods on how to develop young people’s digital competence
  • Enhancing digital competence of young people 15-25 (final beneficiaries), especially with a low level of education and training
  • Thus increasing media literacy, especially critical thinking, of young adults in the age of fake news.

For more information about this project CLICK HERE



Vocational Guidance in CLIL for migrants:

An integrated approach to Language, Culture and Pre-vocational skills

Europe has been experiencing for several years an increase in migration flows. Project partner countries receive a large number of foreigners who sometimes have little or no command of the host country language. Yet, knowledge of the national language is one of the most important criteria to search employment. A poor (or lack of) knowledge of the national language is an obstacle to finding employment.


The project’s objective is to create an online training platform to support migrants’ integration in their host country and foster their employability. The platform will contain interactive exercises to improve their language skills as well as their knowledge of the culture, society and job market of their adopted country. The exercises will be available at A1, A2 and B1 levels.

The training platform will be available in German, French, Italian, English and Spanish.

This is an Erasmus+ Key Action 2 project for the Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices; KA204 - Strategic Partnerships for adult education AEF-Europe (BE)

The project Co-ordinators are Inforef (BE).  For more information about the project CLICK HERE



The aim of the VG-CLIL project is to promote the free and successful movement of workers in Europe by developing country specific employability programmes that use of a Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) methodology.

The partnership, consisting of organisations from Austria, Belgium, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom, will develop an Open Educational Resource (OER) in order to support, in terms of both vocational guidance and language training, all those people who want to have a job experience in another European country.

Therefore, the educational resource will be created in the partners’ national languages and structured as a CLIL course with gradual difficulties.

Using various forms (i.e. text, dialogues, videos, audio files, etc.), this tool will improve the  communication skills of  in a foreign language while simultaneously addressing vocational guidance/employability topics such as: how to write an effective curriculum vitae, how to write an effective cover letter, how to behave during an interview, use of social media for job search.

The training platform will be designed for adults who wish to search employment in one of the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom.

The project Co-ordinators are Inforef (BE).  For more information about the project CLICK HERE



The Silver Age, Silver SAge Initiative aims to support age-sensitive approaches to Continuous Professional Development for older learners and workers.

Project No. 2015-1-UK01-KA202-0135

Across Europe demographic trends, reinforced by policies aimed at delaying retirement, are leading to an increase in the average age of the workforce. People are wanting to, or having to, work for longer than ever before.  This is a cause for concern for both employers and older workers if skills, and therefore productivity and employability, deteriorate with age.

The goal of the  Silver Age, Silver SAge Initiative (SASSI for short) is to give people the opportunity to maintain a productive working life by focusing on the updating and upskilling of this ageing workforce. It seeks to provide Trainers and Employers with a range of skills, tools and techniques to help them support older learners and workers more effectively.

For more information, visit the project website: CLICK HERE



EILEEN stands for Enhancing Intercultural Learning in European Enterprises.

In this project we are delighted to be part of a consortium of organisations from Germany, Italy, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Greece, Portugal and Romania looking at innovative practices in inter-cultural working and mobility in Europe.  The project, which runs until July 2016, involves:

  • a comparative needs analysis on intercultural work practices in the 8 countries,
  • development of two focused  training programmes on EU working cultures: One for professionals working in multinational companies, and the other for young people seeking an opportunity to work in another EU business culture
  • For the young people, a workplacement programme in one of the partner countries

The EILEEN project seeks to:

  • promote intercultural competences
  • promote a welcoming culture in European Enterprises
  • promote European mobility


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

Self Awareness, evaluation and motivation system Enhancing learning and integration and contrast ESL and NEET

Project n° 2014-1-IT01-KA202-002472 (2014-2016)

The aim of this EU funded project is to develop and validate and innovative self-awareness, evaluation and learning personalization model, system and tools in order to prevent and support young people who are Early School Leavers (ESL) or Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET). It will seek to achive these aims by simultaneously addressing:

  • the engagement and motivation of these young people by implementing effective self-awareness and evaluation tools and inclusive Learning 2.0 solutions
  • trainers guidance and learning role empowerment  by defining new pedagogical models based on: self-evaluation; learning personalization (and digital portfolio); technology enhanced environments, supporting both student learning processes and trainers knowledge sharing
  • school and iVET responsiveness by implementing stronger dynamic links between education and job market and leveraging employability competencies.

The project consortium is lead by CIOFS-FP and organisation based in Rome, Italy, with 2 other partners from Italy (CultOrale Scarl andEduCommunity), and 3 transnational partners including the Navreme Boheme from the Czech Republic, the Centro San Viatore from the Basque Country (Spain) and Apricot from the UK.

To see the project website CLICK HERE.

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