Gerontological research institute (Slovenia)

The Gerontological Research Institute (hereinafter GeRI) is a private institution which with a professional, research and scientific approaches contributes to the understanding of current social changes that are generated by modern demographic and other social processes in the field of many social and gerontological sciences.

Dublin City University (Ireland)

Dublin City University was founded in 1981 and comprises over 16,000 students including over 2600 postgraduate students. Dublin City University has, in 2012, pioneered and launched Ten Principles of an Age-Friendly University (AFU). One of the primary elements of the AFU initiative is to support older people through advocacy and contribute to ageing policy. DCU is globally recognised as leading the Age-Friendly University Global Network.


Laurea University of Applied Sciences operates in the Greater Helsinki Region, and has 604 employees and 7775 students. The distinctive strength of Laurea is its comprehensive research (RDI projects) and educational activities covering the broad field of security, safety and social responsibility. Learning by Developing (LbD) model is an innovative operating model based on key components of authenticity, partnership, experiential learning, creativity and research.

Associacio La Xixa Teatre (Spain)

La Xixa Teatre Association is a non-profit organisation founded in 2010 that aims to research, develop and multiply educational and theatrical tools as a means for social transformation. Education at all ages is the key for social change towards a world with equal opportunities. Their mission is to facilitate the creation of spaces for empowerment through Participatory Methodologies, POP and TO to generate processes of individual and collective transformation in contexts of social vulnerability. Participatory Methodologies allow a group with diverse interests to acquire an ever greater role in the analysis of their own reality and decision-making, thus all agents become crucial actors in their own development.

CESIE (Italy)

CESIE is a non-profit and non-governmental organisation based in Palermo and established in 2001. The organisation is committed to promote cultural, social, educational and economic development at local, national, European and international levels: it contributes to growth and development through the active participation of people, civil society and institutions, always valuing diversity. Inspired by the work and life of Danilo Dolci, the organisation’s work focus on actions on the research of social needs and challenges and the use of innovative learning approaches. In this way, CESIE actively connects research with action through the use of formal and non-formal learning approaches.

Izobrazevalni center Geoss d.o.o. (Slovenia)

Education Centre Geoss Ltd., Litija, Slovenia is an adult education institution that offers a comprehensive range of formal educational programmes: from elementary school for adults to secondary and tertiary education programmes, as well as numerous non-formal education programmes (general education, training and courses). In recent years, increasing attention has been given to various projects that develop and encourage lifelong learning among different target groups : older people, rural residents, migrants, persons with intellectual disabilities, unemployed people and NEETs.