SensAge Project

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Start and end date: 01/10/2011 to 30/09/2014
Funding frame: EU: Grundtvig Networks
Duration: 36 months
Contact person: John Harris, Vision Europe LImited
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Aims of the project

SensAge is a European Network of Networks, Associations and Organisations addressing the issues of enabling ageing people with sensory disabilities – blind/visual impairment, deaf/hearing impairment, and deafblind – to take part in lifelong learning. The Project Period is from 2011 to 2014.

Video about SensAge project on SENSAGE (link is external)

SensAge will become the European Reference Point for the gathering, analysis and dissemination of methodologies and materials to enable an active ageing of European citizens with sensory impairments, promoting their autonomy, quality of life and social inclusion.

The Objectives are:

  • To reach a common understanding of what « ageing » means and its link with sensory disabilities, of the resulting main challenges (in practice, or in law or in policy making processes), and of potential interactions with other disabilities
  • To create a space for the gathering, exchange and dissemination of practices and materials in this field
  • To contribute to appropriate EU standards of support for lifelong learning for these beneficiaries, and to maximise the impact of the work through political lobbying at European and National Levels
  • To maximise on an ongoing basis, through all appropriate means of dissemination, the impact of the work of the Network at European and National levels;
  • To establish the sustainability of the work of the Network after the completion of the period of EC funding (2011 to 2014).

SensAge Partners are:

  • Mutualité Française Anjou-Mayenne, France (The Main Contracting Partner)
  • Vision Europe Limited, United Kingdom
  • National Council for the Blind (NCBI), Ireland
  • National Institute for the Blind, Iceland
  • Bolu Milli Eğitim Müdürlüğü, Turkey
  • International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairments (ICEVI), The Netherlands
  • Royal Dutch Visio, The Netherlands
  • Oslo Voksenopplæring Skullerud, Norway
  • CENTICH, France
  • European Ass’n of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities, Belgium
  • Association of Deafblind persons DODIR, Croatia
  • Servicio Madrileno de Salud, Spain
  • Groupe national des Etablissements et services Publics Sociaux (GEPSO), France

and as a 3rd Country Partner:

  • Institut Nazareth and Louis Braille Quebec, Canada

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