Each partner will first carry out research related to their countries and local realities about the situation of non-formal education, its providers, the training programmes for trainers and intergenerational dynamics in non-formal education centres in their countries. The findings from this research phase are presented to all partners at the first partner meeting and summarised for inclusion in the manual.
In this phase, project partners research the low participation rates of senior adult learners in non-formal education activities in their countries. As part of this research phase, partners also study the methodologies used to motivate older people to participate in non-formal classes. The consortium then jointly analyse these methodologies, and how they are applied in each country, and the summary forms the next section of the Manual.
PHASE 3 In this phase, partner organisation conduct further research to identify best practice examples of exercises and activities that can attract senior adult learners to non-formal learning, and assess how to apply them in a creative and collaborative manner to intergenerational classes. These results are also included in the Manual.