PPS NEWSLETTER ISSUE 1/2014

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Peer-2-Peer: Support Fostering Active Ageing
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ISSUE 1/2014
ACTIVAGEING
Remaining active. Nothing less.
WHAT IS ACTIVE AGEING?

Polje z besedilom: The European Union’s population structure is changing and becoming progressively older – at the beginning of 2011, there were 87 million people aged 65 and over in the EU, more than 17 % of the total population. In response to demographic challenges being faced within Europe, the European Union designated 2012 as the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations. The overall objective of the European Year was to facilitate the creation of an active ageing culture in Europe based on a society for all ages. As Europeans live longer and have healthier lives, governments were looking for ways to involve older persons more in society and to keep them active. Active ageing is defined by the World HealthThe overall objective of the European Year was to facilitate the creation of an active ageing culture in Europe based on a society for all ages. As Europeans live longer and have healthier lives, governments were looking for ways to involve older persons more in society and to keep them active. Active ageing is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as ‘The process of optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age. It allows people to realize their potential for wellbeing throughout their lives and to participate in society according to their needs, desires and capabilities, while providing them with adequate protection, security and care when they need assistance.’ While this definition includes the notion of continuing activity in the labour force, it also encompasses continuing participation of older people in society.

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PARTNERS IN PROJECT PEER-2-PEER

Polje z besedilom: Six partners are involved in the PPS project. Leading partner comes from Slovenia – Public University of Ptuj (Slovenia), partnership also consists of the University of Medical Sciences Poznan (Poland), Greta du Velay (France), the University of Alicante (Spain), die Berater (Austria) and Aarhus Social and Health Care College (Denmark).All partners have complementary nature and missions and previous experience in working with elders. All carry out educational activities focused on development of life skills.

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AIMS OF PEER-2-PEER PROJECT

Polje z besedilom: Peer education can be defined as a process whereby well-trained and motivated people (peer educators) undertake informal or organized educational activities with their peers (people of the same age, the same social position, or having the same abilities as other people) aimed at developing knowledge and skills.The efficacy and importance of peer education is grounded in several theories such as Bandura’s social learning (people model easily on others with whom they identify), Bowles and Gintis’s participatory education (people feel empowered and motivated by entering into mutual, reciprocal, and participatory action with others to achieve commonly defined goals), Vygotsky’s (learning as result of social relationships). Research suggests that people are more likely to hear and personalize messages, and thus to change their attitudes and behaviors, if they believe the messenger is similar to them and faces the same concerns and pressures.

Studies suggest a number of benefits for peer educator too: receiving special training, learning important skills, including facilitation and communication, being recognized as leaders by their peers and their community.  

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FIRST STEPS

Polje z besedilom: A Needs and state-of-the art analysis about aging and active ageing policies  will be carried out based on questionnaires, focus groups and in depth interviews.The scope of the needs analysis is to collect information about active ageing, active ageing policies, approaches and methods in six partner countries, so to produce materials carefully tailored to each national context. An additional goal is to involve the target groups in the project, to gain support for it and to make the project more respondent to local stakeholders needs. Older adults and members of national Stakeholders’ Committees will be involved.

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PARTNERSHIP MEETINGS UPDATE

Polje z besedilom: Kick-off Meeting in Slovenia, 23rd and 24th of June 2014Project partnership started with the Kick-off meeting, planned for 23rd and 24th June 2014 in Ptuj, Slovenia. Since the project started a bit late (because the Amendment form was approved from EACEA on 16th April 2014) we made preparation work for the first steps (field research, questionnaires, management handbook, internal webpage, quality manual) in advance and arranged the official Kick-off for 23rd and 24th June 2014.

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WHERE CAN I JOIN?

Partnership P2P invites everyone interested in active ageing and in remaining active in later life in general, to contact us at the following addresses:

 

We will be glad to send you additional information and also inform you about all the activities of our partnership and of Peer-2-Peer project in general. You can also subscribe to our Newsletter (NewsletterPeer2Peer15@gmail.com) and receive the latest information directly at your doorstep.

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