CINAGE: Later life learning opportunities


EAEA GRUNDTVIG AWARD 2015. Every year, EAEA hands out the EAEA Grundtvig Award to successful projects in adult education. In 2015, three projects were awarded with a prize: an international, a European and a national initiative. The theme of this year’s award was Adult Education and Health.

The article series spreads good practices by introducing the nominees of the EAEA Grundtvig Award 2015.


Active ageing for mental wellbeing

European Cinema for Active Ageing / CINAGE offers exciting later life learning opportunities, engaging older people with critical analysis of European cinema and practical film making experience, and thus promoting Active Ageing. It is meant for educators of older adults, adult education providers, older people, experts on active ageing and European cinema. Also to raise public awareness about active ageing and films’ role in fostering its representations and how old age can be dealt with today.

The project provided a package for delivering the CINAGE Course:

CINAGE conducted a research on:

  1. Active ageing and learning for active ageing
  2. European cinema and ageing
  3. Models of competencies for active ageing. A Glossary was built.

In the project, European films were selected within the focus groups, based on the concentration in competencies for active ageing (learning, health, civic and community, financial/economic, emotional, technological competencies) and covering the 28 member states.

The CINAGE Course was tested by pilot actions, using a Manual (for learners) and a Guide (for adult educators & providers). Participants shoot their own short-films built on their self-reflection vis-à-vis old age and active ageing strategies.


Project coordinator:

AidLearn, Consultoria em Recursos Humanos, Lda, PT, Maria Helena Antunes

Project partners:

  • Leeds Beckett University, UK
  • The Slovenian Third Age University, SI
  • Association Study Center City of Foligno; IT