Social Activation of Seniors through Media Education - innovative educational programme for seniors organizations





As the MANKO Association / Senior Voice for 15 years we are the publisher of civic media for students and seniors and organizers of numerous nationwide educational social campaigns. In the interests of citizens' health, Such campaigns as: Place without a cigarette, Poland WITHOUT smoke, Do not smoke by the baby, Smoking is weak, Life starts at 60's or Senior's voice. These campaigns have won many successes, including the change of law - the ban on smoking in public places, as well as the many prestigious prizes and awards, among others. Primate prizes of the Polish "White Raven" as well as Gold Spinners, Salt Crystals and Magellan Laurels.

For the past 6 years, in cooperation with many institutions, we have tried to support older people - seniors. For them we have already issued 28 issues of the National Voice Magazine of the Senior (30 thousand each). In the interest of our readers' budget we organize the Saving Senior campaign. Within which we issue the Polish National Senior Cart, which today is used by more than 80,000 seniors and is honored by 700 companies throughout Poland (spas, sanatoria, cinemas, theaters, etc.). There is many other events: Polish Senior Conference in Cracow, Congress of Universities of the Third Age and Seniors Health Days, which we organize in many cities in Poland.


Polish Board Games

We are a family business that has been producing board games for many years. In our offer we raised a wide range of titles and projects. We brought out several dozen games in various sizes. Our products are 100% polish – designed by us and produced with high attention to quality and details. Thanks to our experience and passion for games we managed to combine education and fun and turn it into a great adventure for the whole family. We create an innovative form of entertainment for your family and friends!

We provide the possibility of renting or purchasing our games for school or municipal events, county fairs, congresses, family events and many more. Every game is run by a qualified animator and provides an unforgettable time both to the participants as well as the organisers. Custom made games are projects made exclusively on our Clients’ request - companies, foundations, schools and others. The games concern issues important for the company but they are also a great way of promotion or a training course.

We compose custom made games in 3 sizes: board games, table games and life – size board games. We approach every project individually and in our hands lays the overall design of the game: from the general idea to the final product. Our professional approach and passion for creating games will let you compose your own unique game.



Centrul Pentru Promovarea Invatarii Permanente is a Romanian NGO that works in Lifelong Learning since 2005. CPIP is committed to mainstreaming the principle of equal opportunities for all citizens in the public policies and associated practices, as an integral part of democratization and the creation of an open society, to re-define the status of community co-production in all areas related to lifelong learning. We support initiatives and run programs and projects that aim at cooperating and innovating for good practices in this field. This is done by taking part at diverse European initiatives and then mainstreaming in the regional activities the developed products and results.

We carry out several activities during the implementation of European projects, some of them are training, facilitating, counseling and creating teaching materials; organizing training sessions, multiplier events, conferences, meetings, etc.; work with elderly, adults, youth, disadvantaged groups; promoting, disseminating and exploiting the products and results of projects, during their lifetime and beyond.



The Citizen Centre Bennohaus with its carrier the Arbeitskreis Ostviertel Association (AKO) is a socio-cultural, cultural and educational, media pedagogical, multidisciplinary and cross-generational, open meeting place and a district community centre. It is a home for teaching media literacy and the qualification of citizens with skills of all kind. With its offers it appeals to citizens of all ages, beliefs and social classes, especially children, youths, seniors and immigrants, and inter alia concentrates on media work and education. First, it offers a broad spectrum of cultural activities ranging from free time activities via theatre plays and concerts through to intercultural events for interested people of the surrounding quarter and beyond. The events and activities are generation spanning and address the broad public. Secondly, it covers a broad range of continuing education.

It offers occupational training seminars in the field of media work and media education next to musical and language lessons, media courses for senior citizens and migrants, and computer courses. Participants acquire recognized training certificates and are qualified as multipliers. Thirdly, it provides space and equipment for a number of citizen media groups and which produce own radio and TV programs that are broadcasted via internet and digital cable TV. The activities are inclusive and participatory as well as tailored to the specific needs and interests of young children, youth, adults or senior citizens. The Bennohaus values the creation of local identity seen in a global context through international projects and networks. The intention is to train multipliers who are open-minded and willing to commit themselves in intercultural work in order to foster intercultural understanding amongst their local communities. Since many years the Bennohaus is offering courses of different kind for seniors. Additionally there is an active editorial TV board consisting solely of seniors called “Seniorama”. They produce a regular TV magazine.



Social Innovation Fund (SIF) is a non-governmental organisation based in Kaunas, Lithuania. SIF was established in 1994 to assist people with fewer opportunities and disadvantaged backgrounds to make positive changes in their life through the provision of educational opportunities, social support, information and advice.

Since its establishment the SIF works with different socially disadvantaged groups: unemployed, disabled, single parents, migrants, people in remote areas, women survivors of domestic violence. SIF provides help and assistance to the low-skilled adults having fewer opportunities in the society and the labour market, with a special focus on women.

On daily basis SIF specialists make training, coaching and mentoring activities for at least 100 persons a year. An extensive partners’ network containing around 200 international and 200 national partners (including NGOs, public bodies, universities, VET organisations, private companies) has been established and maintained. SIF is a member in Lithuanian European Women’s Lobby (EWL); CEDAW4CHANGE, World Women’s Network, Lithuanian NGOs network. More than 5000 participants completed SIF’s training courses and workshops on social inclusion and employability; about 60% of participants have got employed or decided to continue their education.

Social Innovation Fund has more than 20 years’ experience in networking on lifelong learning and is assisting seniors, senior organizations and Third Age Universities by providing them with the information on the newest projects and educational methodologies. Since 1994 the SIF has implemented 86 European, national and international projects both as coordinator and/or partner. There were 9 projects dedicated to senior citizens social activation, education and assistance.


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