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Field research in Slovenia nearly done

The field research in selected communities in Slovenia is successfully progressing and we are approaching our set goal to make 100 interviews with older men. So far we have made 86 interviews and also conducted 3 focus groups with representatives of local authorities and non-governmental organisations in both selected communities.

Some photos from our visit in Ajdovščina:


Study visit in Australia

A tour of Men’s Shed was organized by Barry Golding for several delegates from Europe in February 2017, among others also members of this project. All together we visited 13 Sheds in Victoria and one in New Zealand. What we’ve seen and experienced during our interesting research trip is of enormous importance for our further research.
We would sincerely like to thank all of the shedders/blokes for such a warm welcome and so open and friendly socializing with us during our visit. Stories, which they shared with us, have changed our lives and influence our perceptions about different needs regarding age and gender. We are now even more convinced that community is a right and the best place for everybody to share, connect and help, but also to receive when needed.

Thank you!

Focus groups in Slovenia

The implementation of the field research in Slovenian first selected community is in full swing. Students are already conducting interviews with older men. On the 24th of February the first focus group was performed in this selected community.

We have talked about the elderly people, especially men, living in this community and how the community is taking care for their elderly. Representatives from different organisations took part in this focus group as are the the representatives from local community, libraries, associations of pensioners and other interest associations.

We are very pleased that they have kindly responded to our invitation and contributed valuable information and insight into the researched community.

Kick-off Meeting

The “Old Guys” Kickoff meeting will take place at the “Blue room (5th floor), Faculty of Arts, Aškerčeva 2, 1000 Ljubljana.

Meetings agenda:

Friday, 30 September 2016

10:00 – 10:30 Welcome Address – prof. dr. Gregor Perko, vice-dean of Faculty of Arts
10.30 – 11:30 Programme Description, Guidelines and Rules – Ana Stanovnik Perčič, CMEPIUS
11:30 – 12:00 Questions and discussion
12:00 – 12:30 Coffee break
12:30 – 13:30 Old Guys Project Outline: Timeline, Activities, Objectives, Outputs
Sabina Jelenc Krašovec & Špela Močilnikar
13:30 – 14:30 Project Management issues: Communication, Website, Reporting, Quality assurance plan; Marko Radovan, Špela Močilnikar, Sabina Jelenc Krašovec & Marta Gregorčič
14:30 – 16:00 Lunch (Restaurant Sarajevo ’84)
16:00 – 17:00 Discussion

Saturday, 1 October 2016

9:30 – 10:30 Financial and contractual rules – Sabina Benvenuti Topič, CMEPIUS
10:30 – 11:00 Questions and discussion
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:30 Intelectual Outputs – review and partner’s roles
12:30 – 13:30 Methodology – Questionnairres (interviews and focus groups);
Marta Gregorčič & Sabina Jelenc Krašovec
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:30 Work plan for the next six months – discussion (Whole group)
15:00 – 16:00 Wrapping up, scheduling future meetings