WELCOME TO THE LARA PROJECT
What is LARA?
LARA stands for Learning a Response to Ageing. It is a Grundtvig multilateral project funded by the European Commission´s Lifelong Learning programme. The project ran from December 2008 to November 2010. Its aim was to develop training for adult educators on the theme of ageing and learning. Interim milestones were: the conduct of research; the development and delivery of courses for adults of all ages and of a training programme; the publication of a training manual.
Further information about LARA can be found on this webpage, but you can also contact the project by clicking here.
MATURE - Making Adult Teaching Useful, Relevant and Engaging
The follow-up project of LARA started in October 2012. All informations about MATURE are on the MATURE WEBSITE
LARA Presentation in Portugal in the colloquium: The Art of Ageing Well: Different Perspectives about Active Ageing, 27/28 September 2012, Lisbon, promoted by CeFiPsi/ Centro de Formação e Investigação em Psicologia
LARA article in "focus europe", Spotlighting European developments and projects, special edition Learning in Later Life, page 24
June 2012: LARA was chosen as a good practice example concerning Active Ageing and Learning in Later life at the STAGE Conference in Graz, 21-22 June, 2012. LARA presentation in the Workshop "Active Ageing in teaching and training: Train the seniors: LARA presentation
Spring 2012: Heike Kölln-Prisner from the VHS Hamburg was interviewed about LARA for a magazine in Germany.
Here is the article in German.
LARA AS BEST PRACTICE PROJECT IN GERMANY
December 2011: LARA was chosen as the only Grundtvig best practice project from the National Agency in Germany. Here is the article in German about LARA.
LARA WAS AWARDED THE 1. PRICE
We are very happy that, on the occasion of the German National Agency`s annual conference on October 13, 2011, the first prize for the best project in the field of competence develompent for adult educators was awarded to our project LARA. Here is the link to the National Agency.
LARA IS NOMINATED FOR AN AWARD
The German National Agency awards a price for good projects. Our project LARA - Learning, a Response to Ageing is nominated. The Award Ceremony will be held in October 2011.
WHAT DO PROFESSIONALS THINK?
Professionals and experts gave us feedback on the LARA Training package. Please click here to read more.
LARA TRAINING PACKAGE
The LARA Training Package is available in English, German, Slovenian, Portuguese, Czech and French. Please click here.
The November Newsletter is online, please click here.
LARA FINAL CONGRESS
On October 15, 2010, the final congress of the LARA project was held in Hamburg. It was a lively, participatory event drawing its audience from practitioners, planners, policy makers and other stakeholders. For more information about our congress click here.
The team produced a short film about LARA. To watch the film please click here.
The project LARA has been funded with support from the European Commission, Project Number 142317-LLP-1-2008-1-DE-GRUNDTVIG-GMP.This webpage reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.