4 bia-net Netzwerk Bildung im Alter bia-net is a registered not-for-profit organisation, founded in 2008.Fields of activities:Initiatives and projects with and for older people and adultsProject developmentImplementation of projects on national and European levelFounder and leader of the “Netzwerk Bildung im Alter – Network for Learning in Later life” in Graz, Austria.Offering workshops and seminars in the field
5 bia-net Netzwerk Bildung im Alter PurposePromotion of lifelong learning in senior age on a non-party and non-confessional basisPromotion of cooperation of and partnership with organisations who work with older peopleDevelopment of stable and sustainable networksPromotion of exchange of know how and experiences in the field of lifelong learning in senior age
8 Austria Capital (and largest city): Vienna Language: German Government: Federal RepublicParliamentary DemocracyHead of State: Bundespräsident Heinz FischerFederal Chancelor: Bundeskanzler Werner FaymanArea: km2Population 2012: mioCurrency: Euro (€)
15 bia- net Netzwerk Bildung im Alter Current European ProjectsForAge – for later-life learning. Building on European experienceGrundtvig Multilateral NetworkCommunicating and promoting the experiences of learning for older poeple, building upon all these rich experiences and make them accessible for all.–
16 bia- net Netzwerk Bildung im Alter Current European ProjectsSenVol – Senior Volunteering in EuropeGrundtvig Learning PartnershipRaising awareness for the importance of volunteering of (older) people in different settings and cultures and developing a SenVol Guide.Partners: RO, LT, ES, PL, IT, AT–
17 bia- net Netzwerk Bildung im Alter Current European ProjectsWelcome to European StoriesGrundtvig Learning PartnershipUsing storytelling techniques as an educational tool to remove isolation and promote active ageing–Partners: TR, ES, PL, ATMATUREGrundtvig Multilateral ProjectDevelopment of a training for edult educators in respect of engaging older adults into learning.2012 – 2014Parnters: UK, DE, CH, PT, GR, PL, AT
18 bia- net Netzwerk Bildung im Alter Summeracademy for later-life learning at Graz University
19 bia- net Netzwerk Bildung im Alter Summeracademy for later-life learning at Graz University
20 bia- net Netzwerk Bildung im Alter European projectsNetworkingLife-long learning for seniorsNetwork meetingsSummer academy for lifelong learning for seniors at Graz UniversityProject coordinationNational and regional projectsWorkshops
21 Solidarity between generations Active ageing andSolidarity between generationsand bia-netEU Year 2012:Older people should keep playing an active role in societyOlder people should live as healthy and fulfilling lives as possibleOlder people should stay in the workforce and share their experiencesSeeing ageing and the demographic change as a chance!Getting older is not a threat but an achievement for people and for the society
22 Solidarity between generations Active ageing andSolidarity between generationsand bia-netIntergenerational approach:younger and older people can learn from each other, both generations can benefit from each otherActive ageing:Older people participate in the society, at least we should give them the chance for doing thatOlder people as volunteers (also in family life)BUT: let the older people decide by themselves what kind of life they want and if and how they contribute to the society!
23 Thank you for your attention! Contact:Manuela Hinterbergerbia-netSchöckelblickstrasse 2/38044 Graz, AustriaTel.: 0699/Web:
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