Keys To Giving Back Erasmus Project

General information for the Keys To Giving Back Erasmus Project

Keys To Giving Back Erasmus Project
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Project Title

Keys To Giving Back

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Strategic Partnerships for adult education

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2018

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses; Pedagogy and didactics; Intercultural/intergenerational education and (lifelong)learning

Project Summary

Keys to Giving Back – K2GB – aims to tackle the challenge of promoting an active ageing population to allow for social
cohesion and higher productivity, in particular for the newly retired, allowing them to successfully transfer their
years of experience and knowledge to a younger generation of associations, businesses and entrepreneurs.
However, transferring knowledge and know-how does not always come naturally and can be frustrating to those
who don’t have prior teaching or coaching experience. Therefore, through K2GB, we will focus on developing
teaching methods for those interested in passing on their competences. A partnership has been created between France, Turkey, the Netherlands and Portugal for this project.

1. A survey will be created based on the target organisations’ needs to identify the difficulties seniors have in transferring their skills in each partner country. This survey will be translated into the partner country’s language. The survey will then be distributed to organisations working in the domain of intergenerational exchange and transfer of knowledge by the partner organisations. The survey will be created during the kick-off meeting and distributed immediately after to the relevant organisations.

2. The results of this survey will be correlated by the partners, and a summary will be created and distributed between the participating intergenerational organisations.

3. From the organisations that answered the survey, four participants per country will be selected to take part in a European mobility exchange, so a total of 16 participants. An observation sheet will be created by the project coordinator based on the survey results and will be given to mobility participants. These participants will then undertake European exchanges of good practice.

4. For each European mobility exchange, the four participants will attend an observation / job shadowing with their counterpart organisations in the partner countries. Therefore, there will be four mobilities: one in France, one in Turkey, one in Portugal and one in the Netherlands. During these exchanges, the participants will look at the different best practices currently present which encourage active ageing and intergenerational solidarity in their respective geographical area. The observation sheet will be completed, and on the final day the participants will attend a round table, supervised by the local project partner, to exchange on their observations. The country partners will compile an inventory of European best practices from this to form part of the final materials developed during this project.

5. A second follow-up meeting will be held following the second European mobility of the participants. This meeting will aim to identify project strengths and weaknesses in order to take any corrective action if necessary to ensure complete success of the project. The partners will also share all information gathered by the participants of the first two mobilities to begin the toolkit making process using their training expertise. The creation of the inventory of Best Practices will also be started.

6. After the final two European mobilities, the partners will meet for the final transnational meeting. The aim will be to collect all observation sheets from the participants and to complete the K2GB toolkit and European inventory of best practices in intergenerational learning. The project coordinator will finalise the K2GB toolkit and a distribution plan will be agreed by all partners.

7. The tool kit will, then be distributed through many channels including the network of each of the partners and it will also be available for download on the K2GB website so as to increase the impact of this tool and to encourage wider use and dissemination.

8. An online feedback form will be created in order to measure the success of this tool kit and an online community will be created to facilitate discussion and exchange on the tool kit application.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 73350 Eur

Project Coordinator

Association Jupiter & Country: FR

Project Partners

  • Previform – Laboratório, Formação, Higiene e Segurança no Trabalho, Lda