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18.07.2024

10 reasons why it is worth learning throughout your life!

In the previous news we touched on the topic of lifelong learning. Now we want to provide you with more useful information on this topic. That’s why we present 10 reasons why it is worth learning throughout your life!
1. Personal Development: Lifelong learning helps us develop our interests, passions, and skills, leading to greater life satisfaction.
2. Better Career Prospects: Continuously acquiring new skills and knowledge increases our chances for promotion, career change, or finding a better-paying job.
3. Adaptation to Change: In today’s fast-changing world, the ability to adapt to new technologies and trends is crucial. Learning helps us stay up to date.
4. Improved Mental Health: Mental activities such as learning can improve our mental health, reducing the risk of dementia and age-related diseases.
5. Increased Confidence: Gaining new knowledge and skills builds our confidence and self-esteem.
6. Social Skill Development: Participating in courses, trainings, or workshops provides opportunities to make new acquaintances and build relationships with people who share similar interests.
7. Discovering New Opportunities: Continuous learning opens up new opportunities and perspectives that might remain undiscovered without proper knowledge.
8. Enhanced Creativity: Learning new things stimulates our creativity, helping us think more innovatively and find unconventional solutions to problems.
9. Enriched Social Life: Active participation in various forms of education allows us to engage in social and cultural life, enriching our overall experience.
10. Longevity: Research shows that people who engage in lifelong learning tend to live longer and healthier lives. Keeping mentally active has a positive impact on our overall health and well-being.

16.07.2024

Innovative Educational Counseling Service for Individuals Aged 55+

We learn throughout our lives, and learning is especially important for individuals aged 55+. Continuous learning allows us not only to develop new skills but also to improve the quality of our lives and keep our minds sharp. 
The project “Educational counselling to improve the quality of life for people 55+” aims to support adult education by offering innovative educational counseling services.
Why is lifelong learning important?
  • Personal and professional development: Learning new things broadens our horizons and opens up new opportunities. 
  • Improved mental health: Learning stimulates the mind and helps maintain mental health. 
  • Social integration: Participating in courses and workshops helps build new connections and a sense of community. 
Join us and discover how education can improve the quality of your life!

14.06.2024

It's Here!

We are thrilled to announce that the first final report for the project “Educational Counseling to Improve the Quality of Life for People 55+” is now available! 

This report aims to analyse the educational needs of individuals aged 55 and older in Poland, Germany and Europe as a whole. The report will also identify and discuss good practices in education and educational counselling for this demographic group. The report will be part of a broader final report that will support the development of an appropriate programme of educational counselling for people aged 55+.

The activities include:

  • Development of an educational counseling service
  • Development of a guide for staff
  • Exchange of good practices and dissemination
  • Project management and implementation.

The project aims to:

  • Develop an innovative service of non-vocational “educational counseling service for people 55+”.
  • Create a “guide for adult education staff” with guidelines/recommendations on how to run the service and document templates.
  • Increasing knowledge and competencies of at least 6 staff representatives from 3 partner institutions.
  • Increasing the staff and institutional potential of 3 partner institutions.
  • Expanding the offer in the field of non-professional educational counselling for adults (targeted at people aged 55+) in two partner countries.

Target groups:

Employees of partner institutions

Adult learners aged 55+

Adult education staff

Educational/training institutions

The final report can be read and downloaded free of charge on the Fundacja “Fundusz Inicjatyw” website: Raport Końcowy eduforfuture ENG – Fundacja “Fundusz Inicjatyw” (ffi.org.pl).

We sincerely thank everyone involved and invite you to follow the ongoing activities of the project. For more information, please visit our website. 

 

Disclaimer: Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.

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