Thematic Networking event: active citizenship, employability and an ageing UKPosted: October 24, 2012
You may have read Emma’s recent post on Older People’s Day on the 1 October and the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations (EY2012). What does an ageing population mean to the UK? What does it mean for employability and active citizenship? Our next Thematic Networking event will look into this topic in more detail from a UK perspective.
The forthcoming event, at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London on the 29 November, will bring together over 60 policy makers and Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) project practitioners. Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from Brian Keating, from the Department for Work and Pensions , on work currently being undertaken on active ageing by the UK Government.
The event will also be an opportunity to celebrate the work of projects funded under the LLP which closely link to the four cross cutting policy areas.
For example, Paul Olver, from the Federation of Stadium Communities, will highlight the work of the LEGENDs project, funded through Grundtvig. The project involved learners over retirement age and worked with adults at risk of social exclusion due to financial hardship, bereavement and rural isolation:
We will also be joined by speakers from the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), Coventry University and The Learning Machine who will focus on the impact on the organisation, participants and the wider community.
Still time to register
Are you planning to attend the forthcoming Thematic Event? Hurry as registration closes on Friday 26 October! We’d be interested to hear your thoughts on the last event and how your involvement in Thematic Networking has helped your work.