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Travelling, Volunteering and Learning Activities Generating Employment for the over 55s

17/07/2007 | 0 comments

Logo of Travel Agents project, "Over 55s without frontiers"This 18 month project, starting 1-12-2006, aims at offering travelling, volunteering, learning, intercultural and income generation opportunities to people over 55 years old from 10 countries (Greece, Italy, Finland, Germany, Portugal, Cyprus, Estonia, Slovakia, Poland and Czech Republic) through the establishment of the “Over 55s without frontiers” networks.

The network’s members will be trained in sustainable tour planning, participate in test-travel cultural exchange programs and publish an elderly –friendly low-cost guide book in order to facilitate older people’s mobility in the EU and promote social inclusion and active participation.

The project activities that will be carried out in all of the 10 participating countries will be disseminated through a web site, a newsletter and various conferences, both at national and at European level allowing the exchange of good practices between Northern and Southern countries of the Union and between old and new member countries.

The overall objective is to promote active ageing and facilitate the mobility of older people across the EU. The specific objective is to offer traveling, volunteering, learning and intercultural experiences to older people through the establishment and promotion of the “Over 55s without frontiers” networks while enhancing the employment opportunities of older people in the field of low-cost, elderly friendly and sustainable tourism in ten member countries.

Download the short project descriptions in English or Greek.

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General Information

Submitted by: Ambrose Ivor
Author(s): Dina Safiliou-Rothschild
Language(s): CES | DE | EL | EN | ET | FI | IT | PL | PT | SLV
Start Year: 2006
End Year: 2008
Acronym: TraVeL AGEnts
Countries: Cyprus | Czech Republic | Estonia | Finland | Germany | Greece | Poland | Portugal | Slovakia


Publisher: 50+ Hellas
Date published on the web: 17/07/2007

Target Group(s)

Consumers / travellers / tourists | Employees and Trades Unions | Older people / Seniors | Organisations of older people | Travel agents | Volunteers


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