Action plan 2023 - 2030


Focal points of EFOS in the forthcoming years


Following the right of older persons to have access to education it is very important in the EFOS framework:

-         to protect the interests of older students in the studies at the institutions concerning the elderly within Europe;

-         to secure the open education tailored to the needs of individual adults;

-         to cooperate with universities and their students on a national and European level;

-         to exchange information about the study institutions including the possibilities for continuing education for elderly learners;

-         to exchange the life experiences of seniors from their universities, communities, own families, cities and countries;

-         to research on the topics of senior´s education in the European framework;

-         to follow the EFOS traditions and directly involve the elderly students in the EFOS activities;

-         to encourage participation of senior students at EFOS meetings to assure meaningful discussion on important topics; and give them possibilities present their own activities and experience;

-         to recruit new institutions that focus on elderly learners and education.  Extend EFOS membership to European countries that are not yet represented;  

-         to propagate senior education in an active way. React to documents and politics of the EU and participate in national and international committees (Committee for Ageing in Vienna, etc.);

-         to build the image of EFOS in one’s own country as well as abroad (by attendance of international meetings and conferences); 

-         to keep continuity in the EFOS membership in one’s own institution and find new responsible persons (successors) for the continuity of the membership.