Presentation on theme: "Universities of the Third Age (eng U3A, pl UTW) Education, activisation, and integration of the elderly."— Presentation transcript:
Universities of the Third Age (eng U3A, pl UTW) Education, activisation, and integration of the elderly
Polish Federation of Third Age Universitiy Associations 2011
Development of U3A (pl:UTW) 1973 Toulouse France, 1st UTW is established - by prof. Pierre Vellas 1975 establishment of International Association UTW- AIUTA 1975 1st UTW in Warsaw Poland established by prof. Halina Szwarc 2004 28 UTW- Program PAFW 2010 250 UTW in Federation Database 2011 about 300 active U3As
Students of UTW Women and Men Over 45 years old Retired, pensioners, unemployed, people approaching retirement People with complete secondary education
STANDARDS of UTW Close relationships with Higher Education Institutions and scientific environments University lecturers and various specialists, lectors, instructors, trainers Education Programs divided into academic semesters Program Board Students Council
The role of UTW Development of knowledge, acquiring new skills, inciting new interests Raising the avareness of lifelong education A satisfying way of spending spare time, counteracting social exclusion Social integration: with people of similar age, and with other generations Popularising a new approach to aging, creating a positive image of the elderly peolpe.
Types of UTW UTW at universities Standalone associations and UTW foundations supported by universities UTW in different associations UTW in culture centers, libraries, lifelong education centers,etc.
Forms of Action of UTW EDUCATION- lectures, seminars, workshops, foreign language classes, ICT courses, physical activities, publications ACTIVISATION – cooperation with institutions, local and regional authorities, NGO, media INTEGRATION – meetings, events, mutual support, voluntary actions
POLISH FEDERATION OF UTW ASSOCIATIONS 2007 KRAKOW establishment of UTW Federation Aims: consolidation of UTW environment, help and support for UTW, representation in contacts with the authorities, presenting problems of the elderly in the public forum
Initiatives of UTW Federation UTW Leader Academy – UTW management training programs, fundraising, PR, cooperation with local authorities III Age Forum during Economy Forum in Krynica Zdrój and Nowy Sącz (2009,2010 and 8-10.09.2011)
Initiatives of UTW Federation Polish UTW Sport Olympics – Łazy – Jura Krakowsko-Częstochowska – a regular event Regional UTW conferences in cooperation with Polish Ombudsman - Report on The rights of the elderly in Poland
Initiatives of UTW Federation Małopolskie Forum UTW – Kraków 5.03. 2011 European Volunteering Year 2011 Senior Volunteering – Warszawa 8.09.2011 The year of 2012 – The year of UTW in Poland UTW congress in Warsaw and other events
UTW SCIENTIFIC PATRONAGELOGISTIC PATRONAGE UNIVERSITIES R&D INSTITUTIONS ACADEMIA LOCAL AUTHORITIES CULTURAL/EDUCATIONAL BODIES SOCIAL HELP BODIES PFRON LABOR MARKET INSTITUTIONS COOPERATION NATIONAL NGO COMPANIES INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS INTERNATIONAL UTW INTERNATIONAL NGO OTHER INSTITUTIONS
Universities of the Third Age Challenges: Creating a system of solutions for including the elderly in lifelong education Taking action in order to prevent digital exclusion of the older generation Creating a wide coalition of the older generation
Universities of the Third Age SEKRETARIAT Federacji UTW 33-300 Nowy Sącz, ul. Jagiellońska 18 Tel/fax 18 443 57 08 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www. federacjautw. pl
Universities of the Third Age Thank you for your attention WIESŁAWA BORCZYK Prezes Stowarzyszenia Sądecki UTW i Ogólnopolskiej Federacji Stowarzyszeń UTW
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