SAGE – Senior citizens pArticipate in creatinG their futurE
Leonardo da Vinci II pilot project with partners from Austria (promoter and coordinator: Volkshilfe Steiermark) Cyprus, Danmark, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Spain and UK
Lifetime: August 2006 - September 2008
The aims of the project were:
To develop a European training-model for participation moderators: A specific training model based on key competences should then improve professional, methodical, personal as well as social competences by taking into account the specific training needs for the target group - professionals and indivuals interested and/or in charge to deal with seniors interests and to better use this rich potencial of knowledge and activitz. The modular-based training has been tested in the participating countries (AT, ES, HU).
To raise the awareness of national authorities for “active citizenship”: To provide participation and involvement possibilities for senior citizens, it requires on the one hand the awareness of target sectors and on the other hand professional participation work. In SAGE we try both:
Through continous valorisation the sensitisation and utilisation will be pushed.
And through the development and testing of the competence-based training
professional participation work will be guaranteed.