Reconnaissance Et Valorisation de la Personne Agée de plus de 50 ans, abbreviated REVPA (Recognition and valorization of persons over 50 years of age) was an ERASMUS+ Adult Education Staff Learning Mobility, co-financed by the European Commission, that took place between September 2015 and August 2016. The progressive aging of European societies led us to reconsider the conditions required for those aged 50 and older so that they can continue to actively take part in economic, cultural and social activities.

action research at IFITS

Institut de Formation Interhospitalier Théodore Simon (IFITS) is an educational institution that provides vocational training in healthcare. One of its main programs is training to become a fully qualified nurse. IFITS director Christine Marchal was the instigator for setting up a research unit within the school. Laurence Ledesma from IFITS is heading the research unit in the making. Initial counselling for setting up the research unit was provided by Jonathan Kaplan.


Food In Later Life (FILL) aimed at providing an international, intercultural, multidisciplinary and intergenerational perspective on a specific cultural aspect: how the preparation of food and the rituals associated with eating should change in time to accommodate nutritional needs and lifestyles of people, with a focus on those who due to age or disease have to substantially change their nutritional habits.


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Learning Needs of Migrant caregivers (LeNeMi) aimed to provide an international perspective on a new approach to formal and non-formal training for migrants assisting elderly people who live on their own, with their families or at a Residential Care Unit (RCU).
LeNeMi was a project conducted under the Grundtvig strand of the European Commission's Lifelong Learning Programme.

sandwich generation

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Sandwich Generation and Intergenerational Caring is a EU sponsored Grundtvig Learning Partnership project. The project was co-funded under the Lifelong Learning Programme and has earned a Star Project distinction. It addresses the needs of women and men who have care responsibilities for frail elderly relatives. The two year project was launched in January 2010. The last project meeting and pubic conference were held in Ravenna in June 2011. They were hosted by Università per la Formazione Permanente degli Adulti Giovanna Bosi Maramotti.

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