UNIVERSITAT PER A MAJORS – UNIVERSITAT JAUME I DE CASTELLÓ
The Universitat Jaume I (UJI) is a public university founded in 1991, whose main objectives are to promote the social, economic and cultural development of the community through the transmission of knowledge and research.
It has 4 faculties: juridical and economic sciences, human and social sciences, health sciences and superior school of technology and experimental sciences. In 1998, a Lifelong learning Program was created and its majors strengths are the Senior Citizens’ University and the research team.
The “Universitat per a Majors” (Senior Citizens’ University) was created in 1998 and it currently has 998 students enrolled of over 55 years (www.mayores.uji.es). Through this project, the university is a transmitter of knowledge and activator of abilities and capacities of senior people. We aim to promote their integration, participation, well-being and quality of life. Humanistic contents mainly (philosophy, sociology, psychology, history, art) combine with economic, technological and health subjects, along with workshops, lectures and other activities. Moreover, information and communication technologies (ICT), due to their personal and global impact, are taken into account across the program both as a pedagogical method and a tool for personal use and social participation. Thus, promoting digital inclusion of the elderly.
ARCHIVIO DELLA MEMORIA
Archivio della Memoria (AdM) is a cultural association founded in 2002 that carries out historical, anthropological and sociological research activity in social and cultural fields, to bring to light document and give value to local culture, traditions and knowledge. AdM operates both in urban areas and in small towns, in Italy and abroad, actively interacting with local communities, especially those characterized by marginalization and social disadvantage, developing best practices in the field of qualitative and quantitative research, in visual documentation and lifelong learning, organizing educational projects either for adults or children and young people in the subjects of its competence.
From 2005 AdM is part of the Science Park University of Rome Tor Vergata, an umbrella organization that embraces 30 companies specialized in research, training and dissemination of scientific and cultural knowledge. ADM is actually working with local authorities like Lazio Region, Municipalities, public Universities in Rome, with several Natural Parks of Lazio Region, with the Ministry of Culture and with many schools in various fields like education, culture, tourism, found
rising, marketing planning, ICT, new media and traditional communication, international cooperation.
In order to promote education and training using new technologies ADM has created the Tor Vergata University of Rome Web TV, the Regenerative Surgery Web TV, the Italian Science Parks Web TV. ADM has a branch dedicated to the international cooperation project with the specific mission to realize social and sanitary research in developing countries. AdM, thanks to the educational skills of some associates, has realized during the last 12 years about 2.000 qualitative interviews on different topics with an anthropological approach that reflect psychological and oral history elements mix to a socio and a storytelling anthropological dimension.
ProEduca z.s. is a small private association of professional teachers providing supporting services, (mainly trainings for education staff and youth) to schools and non-profit organizations in education.
ProEduca has worked in 16 different projects aimed at improvement of the educational system during the last 10 years. These projects were aimed at various issues in education such as curricula modification and development of new training programs for specific target groups (senior learners, unemployed people, teachers, employers, young people etc.). The experts associated in ProEduca have long expertise also in providing the counselling and training services for the clients of the local labour office (preparation for work, counselling job placements, training of the basic skills necessary for the labour market). ProEduca cooperates with several schools of all levels, including universities.
ProEduca has experience, professional team, methodology and overall professional capacity needed for the work within Erasmus+ projects. Also, ProEduca has experience in coordination of the international project teams.
Sastamalan Opisto (Sastamala Community College) is a non-profit Finnish open adult education centre. The college welcomes all learners, young and old and offers opportunities for a wide variety of recreational activities and study. Learning is largely self-motivated and, as a rule, not aimed at achieving a formal qualification. We are a lifelong learning organisation.
Sastamalan Opisto delivers more than 1.000 courses each year, with about 23.500 teaching hours within the rural town of Sastamala and its surrounding area, hiring about 220 hourly paid teachers each year. The permanent staff consists of five educational and administrative coordinators, two administrative staff and a Principal as well as three part-time regional managers. The college is responsible for designing its own curriculum to ensure that it best reflects the demand in its local area.
The courses cover a wide range of areas including life skills, music, the expressive arts, crafts, Information Technology, languages, cooking, sports and well-being. The college also has a small open university education department. Every year the college organizes talks and lectures on a range of cultural topics as well as current social and historical issues, contributing to the cultural heritage of the area. The college also provides Finnish as a foreign language tuition for immigrants. It is possible to study languages and IT and ICT also as a private student as well as online using the Internet.