Timeless is a 24-months Erasmus+ KA204 project funded by the European Union. The project is devoted to the professional development of educators specialized in older adult education. In co-operation with older learners materials for learning English as a second language will be elaborated dealing with both learning the system of English language and learning about cultural heritage chosen by older learners.

Timeless is meant to raise the appreciation of local and common European heritage, increase cultural awareness, foster intercultural dialogue through an interpretation of common European patrimony.


The older the learners, the less they are involved in older adult education. In the post-professional phase of life they often quit education as they are not aware that all adults need to be included in education notwithstanding their employment status. In fluent modernity, education is needed at all stages of life simply for being and belonging.

Adult educators are versatile when they work with adults in the mainstream, but they have difficulties understanding the characteristics of older adult learners and their precious contribution to the contents of the educational programmes devoted to them.


Targeting directly adult educators (teachers, mentors, etc., especially those working with older learners) and older learners themselves basically the following will be developed:

  • An interactive database for adult educators
  • A blended course for adult educators
  • A Digital Book “Hidden Culture”: teaching/learning materials developed in co-operation with older learners in EFL
  • Recommendations for adult educators

The materials developed through collaborative learning are to consider the learners’ needs, interests and aspirations. Educators will enhance their knowledge on programming contents in informal as well as formal education aiming at social inclusion of older learners. The educational programmes will improve linguistic, intercultural and digital skills of the participants.

Duration: 1.12.2019 – 30.11.2021

Activities / Methods / Results

Interactive Database >>

Blended Course for Adult Educators >>

Know-How Guidelines (How to engage older learners in the process of language learning through Hidden Culture) >>

Digital Book HIDDEN CULTURE >>

Arts and Culture Dictionary >>

Guidelines for Adult Educators (How to use Timeless materials) >>

Multimedia / Written publications

EPALE: Timeless will be timeless >>

EPALE: Distance digital education in later life – a medication against social pain? >>

EPALE interview: Dušana Findeisen and the digitisation and digitalisation of education for older people >>

EPALE:The educational “journey” of the Timeless partnership >>

EPALE: When adult educators learn from their learners >>

Newsletter No. 1 >>

Newsletter No. 2 >>

Newsletter No. 3 >>

Newsletter No. 4 >>

Newsletter No. 5 >>

Facebook page >>


DomSpain, Reus, Spain

Nikanor Ltd., Sofija, Bulgary

EUROGEO, Bruselj, Belgium

Usak University, Usak, Turkey

Foundation for Innovation and Education “Zini”, Ogre, Latvia

Slovenian Third Age University, Ljubljana, SLovenia

Contact information

Urška Majaron

00386 70 790 329; 00386 1 433 20 90

Contract number: ERASMUS+ KA2, 2019-1-TR01-KA204-073839