The second web meeting of the To Switch project is dedicated to the presentation and exchange of experiences on the age management.

The second web meeting of the Erasmus + To Switch project was held online on 16 December 2020 from 9 to 12.30.

This second day of meeting focused on the exchange of experiences, between the 8 project partners, on the subject of age management.

The participation in the meeting was numerous with a number of 36 participants including project partners, asscoaited partners and volunteers involved in the project actions.

The interventions and experiences presented were really numerous.

The meeting started with the initial greetings and thanks from Mr. Luciano Galetti, from the Autonomous Province of Trento Lead partner of the project, who highlighted the importance of knowing the relative experiences, sensitivities and perspectives on the subject of older workers for a correct continuation of the project activities.

Afterword the meeting continued with the first case study, "Including older people in learning: an Irish perspective", presented by Sam O 'Brien Olinger of the Irish partner AONTAS. Numerous issues were discussed and the topics regarded the Barriers faced by older learners in Ireland,  recommendations, AONTAS experiences, actions and opportunities and finally oppotunities for to SWITCH in Ireland.

The meeting continued with the intervention of Catalin Ionut Silvestru for the AUTORITATEA NATIONALA PENTRU CALIFICARI, which deals with training for adults in Romania and made a panoramic on "Elements of age management" . The main focus of the discussion regarded  the flexible working model, the promotion of a healthy and safe working environment in romanian context.

The third intervention, "Experiences of age management in Italy" was made by Manuela Samek Lodovici for the IRS of the Tuscany Region. Mrs Lodovici made an excursus on the Italian overview on the subject of active aging and placing the accent on Italy's delay in address and adopt valid tools to deal with this phenomenon.

Noëlle Versaveau - Gautier of POLE EMPLOI PACA, France, continued the work addressing the theme "Developing the work of senior workers, which brakes and which levers?". She explained the point of situation in France, the growing phenomenon of workers over 50s and the solutions adopted in France to deal with this problem.

The fifth intervention was made by Mr Luciano Galetti, for the Autonomous Province of Trento, and regarded “Experiences of analysis, sharing, modeling and experimentation on active aging and age management in the Province of Trento“. The discussion focused on interventions in the province of Trento and the current state of the art in the field of age management.

Tore Larsen from SENIORNETT NORGE, Norway, addressed the theme "Training of trainers for the elderly over 65 in the light of new technology". The discussion focused on the initiative in Norway to train all the older workers in the use of the internet and new technologies due to the multiple benefits that derive from this.

The seventh presentation was made by Professor Francesco Marcaletti and Tatiana Iniguez of UNIVERSIDAD ZARAGOZA, Spain, with the title "Age management as implementation of a research-action strategy: results of the Spanish experience". In this presentation, attention was paid to the research-action model developed by the University of Zaragoza to intervene on the topic of active aging and the results achieved were presented.

The last presentation of the web meeting was made by Flemming Nielsen of VUC Storstrøm, Denmark, entitled "Change of the game or end of the game". Mr Nielsen after briefly indicating the activities and role of the VUC in the Danish education system, presented the flexibility model, the situation on the main actors of age management in Denmark, a presentation of the most recent experiences and finally the career learning model.

The web meeting ended at 12.30 with great interest and participation of all partners and a special thanks from Luciano Galetti for the richness and depth of the presentations.