The aim of this LTT was to know the good training practices used by the seniors of the SENIORS UNIVERSITY OF OEIRAS in their work with adults.

We have carried out activities aimed at learning the good training practices of the University.

On the evening of the 21st we started with a welcome reception, where all the countries brought something typical of their country to taste and we attended a small recital of Portuguese music and ended with a photo game, where the aim was to recognize the different members of the meeting.

On the 22nd we had a great meeting at the Senior University of Oeiras. The activity of this day was based on exposing different stories and memories, of their lives as children, of the different participants from the participating countries, bringing objects of those memories: most of them were about children's games such as: marbles, string game, hopscotch, the string game, the nail, the ball, doll; there were also handicrafts; another was about a religious pendant; others more current, the Lego and the bicycle. The contributions were very satisfying, and in away we identified with many of the exhibits. After a break, we were treated to a short recital of Alentejo songs. The morning ended with a biographical film of Paula Rego, as an introduction to the next day's visit to her museum.

On Wednesday 23rd, visit to Paula Rego's museum, including an audiovisual, and two activities: the first one, some members had to paint others for a short period of time, it was very successful and the second one was to experience a certain technique that Paula had used in her paintings. Lunch was in the museum itself. Afterwards, we went to the Poets' Park, where in front of the corresponding poet statue their verses were read, as an exercise in poetic literature.

The next day, Thursday 24th, we visited the fort Sâo Juliâo, during this visit, we had to take external and internal pictures of the fort, selecting what had caught our attention, giving them a title and expressing that feeling in the activity, which would be carried out, afterwards.

Thanks to our Portuguese partners for teaching us so much!!!

LTTA of the project in Granada, 15 – 18 October

The partners have discovered the treasures of Granada during these meeting days.

First of all, we visited the Science Park of Granada and took part in a guided tour. After this activity, the partners evaluated the visit and we have recorded the responses of the partners (podcast), to discuss whether it is a recommended activity for adults, according to the responses, 100% recommended!

On the second day of the meeting, SECOT joined us and we had the opportunity to have a closer look at their work. SECOT is an association whose volunteers are Seniors. Professionals, managers and entrepreneurs who, having finished their working activity or who are still active, offer their experience and knowledge in business or academic management to those who need it.

We carry out activities to get to know the treasures that surround us and unite us. 'Gardens in Europe' and 'Typical Spanish dishes' helped the consortium to learn more about the riches we have.

In relation to the activity of the gardens, we visited the Federico García Lorca park, as well as the museum inside it and we carried out another activity about the plants that we find in the different countries and parks dedicated to emblematic figures.

We thank everyone for their efforts and we continue to move forward with this wonderful project.

Your Treasure – Our Treasure

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The “population ageing process”, characterised by an increase in the age of the population and a decrease in the number of children born is a common phenomenon throughout Europe. The most affected area on the continent is Southern Europe, which is hit hard by the migration of young people. Our partners have been chosen from this area. In recent years, more and more young Hungarians have left small towns in the countryside for larger cities or migrated abroad looking for job opportunities, which have exacerbated problems such as the accelerated aging of the population. So far Hungary has responded very slowly to this process. Thus reflecting on and addressing the issue has become an urgent duty of our cultural institutions and our partner institutions.

The  Main aims of our project are:

- To prepare the participating institutions for working with and engaging the elderly in a structured and conscious way

- To acquire effective methods of discovering, raising awareness of and transmitting the values of older generations

- To develop and expand the competences of our cultural professionals to enable them to: - engage with the elderly,

- To motivate the elderly to take advantage of non

- Formal learning opportunities

- To apply the methods of experiential learning Long term goals:

- To develop a new strategy for collaborating with older people

-  To develop an own method that reaches the elderly in general not only those with greater cultural interest

The organizations would like to implement an exchange of good practice that allows Hungarian partners to draw on the experiences and methodological knowledge of foreign professionals and prepare their employees for the work in the field of teaching the elderly. During the exchange, we are primarily interested in non-formal learning methods, which enable the members of the target group to learn more about themselves, and to engage in active recreation and enjoy themselves. In our work with older people the object is regarded as a tool (and a common language), awakens the memory which is the transferring material that helps to bring the hidden values to the surface. The members of this age group possess various kinds of cultural treasures, the existence of which most of them are not aware of. Through the present project, we wish to raise the awareness of the elderly that the experience and knowledge they carry has great cultural value, to identify these values, to organize them in a system and to present and explain them (e.g. in the form of exhibitions, virtual exhibitions) to the community and the future generations. Digital technique is an important tool in achieving our goals, which will be introduced to the participants during the preparation for the joined exhibitions and the connecting events. The joint realization of exhibitions has a huge community-building power as during the process your treasure becomes our treasure.