Lady Cafe – motivating activities for women aged 45+

Project title
Lady Cafe – motivating activities for women aged 45+ [http://ladycafeproject.eu/]

Project goals

  • to foster the training of women aged 45+ so that they can play an active role in the public sphere.
  • to improve the quality of work carried out by heterogeneous organizations involved in educational and cultural activities via a partnership between diverse participating institutions from varied countries.
  • to improve integration between countries represented by the project partners via the exchange of: experiences; good practices; knowledge acquisition and new skills related to training women 45+; and by expanding the educational offerings available to organizations participating in the project.

Target group
women aged 45+

Project description
The project entitled “Lady Cafe – motivating activities for women aged 45+” is a partnership of eight heterogeneous institutions. These organisations have developed and executed a series of activities to meet the varied needs and expectations of women aged over 45; and guarantee their active participation in the public sphere. The activities have focused on very different fields: e-learning; literature; psychology; learning to promote their own interests in the public sphere; slow food; health; and traditional medicine. In the first phase workshops, courses and lectures have been conducted by qualified trainers. In the second phase, women over 45 have participated in lectures designed to help them recognize their own skills, so that they can become active trainers. The main aim has been the comprehensive non-professional development of women over 45: their improved self-esteem as a person and a woman; and, ultimately, their active participation within their social environment. Throughout the project, new teaching materials and sociological observations have been exchanged. The new teaching materials and methodology description have been published in the good practices manual. Participation in the project has helped develop cooperation between European institutions concerning lifelong adult education. The project has also improved the quality of work at all the participating institutions. Partners from Spain, Bulgaria, Ireland, Turkey, Latvia, Italy, Romania and Slovenia have participated in the project.

Materials

Good practices manual