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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

Older persons

On June 29th the international seminar of Project MUPYME was held at Centro Cultural Alcazaba in Mérida. That event put an end to two years of research and work aimed to raise awareness when it comes to housewives’ skills and their potential to be implemented in business economy, as well as discovering what the best way to enhance them is.
The second Erasmus+ Silver Learners project meeting was hosted by the RBS-Center fir Altersfroen from June 28th- 30th in Luxembourg. In total 25 project representatives from all six partner countries met at the Coque Conference Center in Luxembourg/Kirchberg to exchange about best-practice examples and discuss future challenges regarding “Communication in the context of ageing: How to reach and teach the elderly?”
The results of MUPYME Project will be presented on June 29th. When talking about professional qualification, management is lacking. There is a need for expert managers capable of running SMEs. MUPYME Project argues that this professional group does exist; however, it is concealed behind the walls of the household, which is in itself a unit whose complexity exceeds that of a company.

The existing training programmes meet the needs of many professional activities. Through all its branches, vocational training usually provides knowledge and skills that qualify the trainees to perform a professional activity from start to end. It also introduces the keys to educational reorientation, which allows them to reorient their careers and boost their working opportunities. But, what would happen if we focussed on a professional sector that is not even acknowledged as such?

The five Valencian public universities have constituted this Wednesday on the La Marina University Venue, located in the city of Benissa (Alicante), the University Programmes Network for older adults of the Valencian Public Universities (CRUPV), a strategic choice constituted by the five Valencian principals on the day that Manuel Palomar, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Alicante, has taken charge of the Vice-Chancellors´ Conference of the Valencian Public Universities (CRUPV).

Diversity Management training course aims to improve the pedagogical competences related with the diversity management of adult educators, contributing to the standardization and quality of vocational training to adult educators. Also an objective is to promote a better understanding of diversity, and making use of it to obtain better results to everybody.