12:00 Welcome at the Institute
12.30 – 14:30 Report of all partners on the research work – examples of good practices, interviews, focus groups
(all partners – Slovenia, Portugal, Estonia, Poland)
14:30 – 15:30 Late lunch
15:30 – 17:00 Analyses of data and coding process – the discussion on prospects for possible comparison of data
17:00 – 17:45 Coffee break
17.45 – 19.30 Discussion on preparation of Integrated report (30 Sept 2017) – content and structure; differences among countries
Thursday, 25 May 2017, Room 24
9.00 – 9.15 Coffee
9:15 – 10:30 Discussion on preparation of in-depth recommendations for local community authorities + local community organisations
10.30 – 11.00 First Progress Report (31 May 2017)
(Sabina Jelenc Krašovec)
11.00-11.30 Quality Assurance Group report and discussion
11:30-12.00 Meeting in Faro and beyond – planning of further activities
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.
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.
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.
We have presented our project “Old Guys Say Yes To Community” and its strategic dimension at the University of Ljubljana in the frame of Internal Project Academy of University of Ljubljana.
The meeting with the title “ERASMUS+ 2017: How to make strategic partnership really strategic?” was on 24 November 2016. During the meeting, three different coordinator projects were presented and there was a supporting discussion for new possible applicants. Presentations are available on this web-page.
Špela Močilnikar has presented our project “Old Guys Say Yes To Community” at the 7th international ELOA ESREA conference in Wroclaw, which was held from 17th till 19th of November 2016 a the Department of Education, University of Wroclaw. The programme is accessible on this link.
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