Blended learning pilot course ended

We successfully completed an online course lasting 4 weeks. During this time, the participants were acquainted with the problem of education and the inclusion of older men in the community and strategies to overcome it.

Discussions were interesting and participants (in their words) gained a lot of new ideas for working with this target group.

Discussion at the final workshop (Photo by Marta Gregorčič)

Final project conference

We are organizing the final conference where results of the project will be presented to all the stakeholders.

The conference will be organized by the project team, Faculty of Arts (University of Ljubljana) and Slovenian Adult Education Association (SAEA), and will take place on Saturday, 11. May 2019 at the Old Power Station, Slomškova 18 in Ljubljana (Slovenia) (map)

Click here to register and read the conference programme.

View of Ljubljana Center with Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana, Slovenia
View of Ljubljana Center with Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana, Slovenia
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First page of the Old Guys learning portal.

Internal testing of the Old Guys online course has begun… You can access it here.

Old Guys Say Yes to Community Meeting in Wroclaw 24-25 May 2017

The Faculty of History and Pedagogy, Institute of Pedagogy
Uniwersytet Wroclawsky
Dawida 1, 50-527 Wrocław

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, Room 44

12:00 Welcome at the Institute
12.30 – 14:30 Report of all partners on the research work – examples of good practices, interviews, focus groups
(all partners – Slovenia, Portugal, Estonia, Poland)
14:30 – 15:30 Late lunch
15:30 – 17:00 Analyses of data and coding process – the discussion on prospects for possible comparison of data
17:00 – 17:45 Coffee break
17.45 – 19.30 Discussion on preparation of Integrated report (30 Sept 2017) – content and structure; differences among countries

Thursday, 25 May 2017, Room 24

9.00 – 9.15 Coffee
9:15 – 10:30 Discussion on preparation of in-depth recommendations for local community authorities + local community organisations
10.30 – 11.00 First Progress Report (31 May 2017)
(Sabina Jelenc Krašovec)
11.00-11.30 Quality Assurance Group report and discussion
11:30-12.00 Meeting in Faro and beyond – planning of further activities
12.15 Closure

See you soon  🙂

Field research in Slovenia nearly done

The field research in selected communities in Slovenia is successfully progressing and we are approaching our set goal to make 100 interviews with older men. So far we have made 86 interviews and also conducted 3 focus groups with representatives of local authorities and non-governmental organisations in both selected communities.

Some photos from our visit in Ajdovščina:


Study visit in Australia

A tour of Men’s Shed was organized by Barry Golding for several delegates from Europe in February 2017, among others also members of this project. All together we visited 13 Sheds in Victoria and one in New Zealand. What we’ve seen and experienced during our interesting research trip is of enormous importance for our further research.
We would sincerely like to thank all of the shedders/blokes for such a warm welcome and so open and friendly socializing with us during our visit. Stories, which they shared with us, have changed our lives and influence our perceptions about different needs regarding age and gender. We are now even more convinced that community is a right and the best place for everybody to share, connect and help, but also to receive when needed.

Thank you!

Focus groups in Slovenia

The implementation of the field research in Slovenian first selected community is in full swing. Students are already conducting interviews with older men. On the 24th of February the first focus group was performed in this selected community.

We have talked about the elderly people, especially men, living in this community and how the community is taking care for their elderly. Representatives from different organisations took part in this focus group as are the the representatives from local community, libraries, associations of pensioners and other interest associations.

We are very pleased that they have kindly responded to our invitation and contributed valuable information and insight into the researched community.

More than 15 Slovenian students have entered the field with old guys on Wednesday 22 March in the district community Ljubljana Bežigrad. We plan to interview more than 50 men in three weeks.

  • Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.