Creativity, Lifelong Learning and the Ageing Population
October 11, 2012October 9-10 is for LEM members onlyOctober 12 is for EARLALL members only
The Nordic Centre of Heritage Learning (NCK) is happy to invite you to the international conference "Creativity, Lifelong Learning and the Ageing Population" that is organised for LEM partners, EARLALL members and others with an interest in this theme.
Through the eyes of researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and other stakeholders this conference will take a closer look on the relation between creativity, lifelong learning and the ageing population. We believe that heritage possesses characteristics that can spark and facilitate the learning and inclusion of older people and we know that all over Europe, heritage institutions are currently elaborating new creative measures that could potentially increase both the health and the wellbeing of this particular target group.
Seen from the perspective of the rapid ageing of the European population, what is happening in heritage institutions today becomes even more relevant to share and discuss. This year, active ageing also has a high priority on the European agenda as 2012 has been proclaimed the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations. The decision of the European Commission to choose this theme for the European year further emphasises the importance of the issue of ageing population and its rising collateral challenges.
Five key-note speakers have been invited. They will approach the theme from different angles and viewpoints. You find more information about the speakers in the menu on the left-hand side. Here you can also find more information about the two seminars that will be organised.
We wish you warmly welcome to the conference and to Östersund.