DANET, DANUBE NETWORKERS FOR EUROPE MET IN BELGRADE. MEMBERS PRESENTED WITH SPIDW,
BELGRADE, 21. – 24. JANUARY 2020
Over ten years the Association Danube networkers for Europe, DANET has carried out numerous international events with massive participation of older and younger people along the Danube and has been spurring the establishment of new social practices, new third age universities, while intensifying interconnectivity of organisations, regions, etc. In addition, DANET has been awarded several European awards for its contribution to the strengthening of civil society in the Danube region. Field of activities? Social participation of older people, education of older people, dialogue of generations for social solidarity, research of education in later life, creation of new social practices, devising and hosting international conferences, etc. Initially meant to support the Danube Strategy focusing primarily on energy, environment, etc. but leaving social development and civil society aside, DANET and its members -Slovenian Third Age University is its founding member- have been supportive of social development in the region, bringing together traditional and new organizations as well as professionals dealing with the older people’s issues. DANET offers a learning platform to those who are interested in its field of activities. In this meeting those who were present rather appreciated the endeavours of SPIDW and the Method of City games,. And Belgrade? The city is changing, but it still has its distinctive flair and culture embodied by the programme of the National Theatre, concerts, bookstores, some traditional restaurants, etc., where the typical traditional townspeople’s respectful spirit is present resisting the new American/global values of consumerism, profit making, as well as the phenomena of social polarisation and a “political” scene full of hidden or overt contradictory interests. Contact: email@example.com, Slovenian Third Age University, www.utzo.si
FIRST SLOVENIAN STUDY PROGRAMME IN OLDER ADULT EDUCATION. SPIDW STUDIED BY MASTER STUDENTS
LJUBLJANA, OCTOBER 2019
The Department of Pedagogy and Andragogy within Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana is offering a new master study programme in older adult education. Nives Ličen, once a student volunteer supporting the establishment of Slovenian U3A has proposed and co-developed this new study programme premised upon the tenets of a number of disciplines and study fields.; sociology, psychology, geography (local communities), geragogy, studies in education of older adults, cultural studies etc. Students are also presented with the endeavours made in EU projects- among which SPIDW- and the field of methods (BBE) as well as visual literacy of older people (CINAGE and RefugeesIn). A lot of research work is being done by the students in co-operation with Slovenian Third Age University particularly as concerns socially engaged education of older students, their expansive / exploratory learning/ creating new social practices, etc. The programme is the first of its kind in this part of Europe.
BBE, BUILDING BRIDGES FOR EUROPE, BEST PRACTICE ACCORDING TO THE GERMAN NATIONAL AGENCY
The BBE partnership (Slovenian Third Age University was a member of the partnership) created a tool box of methods used in EU projects. Have a try, you might get inspired.