Erasmus+ Project: KA220 – Cooperation between partners in the field of higher education

MENDELU Coordinators: Mgr. Kateřina Pevná and Mgr. et Mgr. Lenka Kamanová, Ph.D.

Administrator: Mgr. Kamila Hercová

Project implementation period: 01/2022 –  01/2025

Project consortium:

  • Universite de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (France) – Leading coordinator
  • European University Foundation – Campus Europae (Luxembourg) – partner
  • Sveučilište u Splitu (Croatia) – partner
  • Universidade do Porto (Portugal) – partner
  • Latvijas Universitate (Latvia) – partner
  • Eotvos Lorand Tudomanyegyetem (Hungary) – partner
  • Universität Zurich (Switzerland) – partner
  • Mendel University in Brno (Czech Republic) – partner

Project description

The Erasmus+ 60 project is an international educational project of eight European universities, which focuses mainly on the analysis of a wide range of existing higher education offers for citizens aged 60+. The project will start with a research survey with the aim of creating a comprehensive view of the current offer of senior education at partner institutions and within their own national context. The main obstacles and issues that need to be addressed in the context of senior education will be identified: personal motivations, barriers, IT skills, critical thinking, etc. The research also aims to create the most comprehensive and accurate picture of older people’s attitudes to the third age education and their educational needs.  Based on the results of the survey, seven pilot online courses will be developed contributing to the building of inclusive higher education systems with an emphasis on citizens 60+. Moreover, a methodology for joint online intergenerational learning will also be developed. This will enable to develop a set of tools, a model for planning, implementation and evaluation of intergenerational learning based on cooperation between seniors and universities. Furthermore, a European online platform of educational activities for citizens 60+ with academically reliable and internationally shared content will be created, which will be functional at the national and European level. The results of the survey and the feedback from the pilot courses will serve as a basis for methodological recommendations for the political level. New, more inclusive ways of integrating senior citizens with respect to their specific needs will also be proposed.