Uppsala age management (AMaP) conference press release
Department for International Cooperation
Address: Bergsbrunnagatan 1
75323 Uppsala, Sweden
Phone: 018-68 00 60
EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON AGE MANAGEMENT WAS HELD ON OCTOBER 17-18, 2013 IN
The ‘Enhancing Employability in Later Life: Developing strategies to improve access to CVET for older
workers’ conference offered an overview oftheresults of the Age Management in Practice (AMaP)
European project.Participants discussed major age management issues for 2 days in the city centre of
Uppsala at Norrlands Nation Fest &Konferens.
Participants started to arrive at 10:00 am on October 17. Among them there were guests from
Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Sweden and the UK. Peter Egardt, the Governor of
Uppsala County, opened the meeting.
The reports started with Graham Smith, AMaP Project Co‐ordinator, followed by Matteo Bonifacio
and Donald Ropes. The after-lunch part included presentations introducing the actual AMaP Products
from German, Polish, Portuguese and Swedish speakers.
The ‘Talking Heads’ DVD, containing visual and highly informative AMaP project presentation
finalized the day. AliRashidi, the director of Department for International Cooperation of
Folkuniversitetet, pronounced the closing remarks.Afterwards the guest were suggested to make a
tour of the city to see its main sights, such as Carolina Rediviva (Uppsala University Library), The
Castle, Uppsala Cathedral and more.
On the second day of the conference guests had an opportunity to participate in 3 workshops by
Susana Oliveira, Bjorn Engsten, and Graham Smith, followed by a plenary and feedback session.
“We were very happy to welcome our dear partners here in Uppsala. Thanks to the conference we all
could see and appreciate the whole picture of what the AMaP project has achieved. The 2nd day
workshops also brought up many interesting ideas. We hope our guests left feeling contented and
inspired”, - says Ali Rashidi, the director of Department for International Cooperation of
AMaP is a project of the European Union coordinated by the University of Strathclyde (UK) in
cooperation with GEB Berlin (Germany), Lifelong Learning Research Institute (Greece), Semper Avanti
(Poland), Kerigma (Portugal) and Folkuniversitetet (Sweden). It was established to explore ways of
improving access to continuing vocational education for older adults as well the challenges faced
by employers as a result of an ageing workforce. Funded by the European Commission’s Lifelong
Contact: Ali Rashidi
Phone: 018-68 00 60, email: email@example.com
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