Partner Meeting - Luxemburg 29 June to 1 July 2022

For the final meeting the project partner met in Luxembourg from June 29th to July 1st, 2022, hosted by GERO - Kompetenzzenter fir den Alter.

The focus of the meeting was on the exchange of the newly gained individual knowledge and future possibilities of use of each partner of the compiled tools (see below toolbox), but also
on the common insights and experiences.

Furthermore, we exchanged where we still lack (thematic and methodological) knowledge
and considered which of these topics could be addressed in a future Erasmus+ project.

With the final meeting the project partners also set up

  • a draft of a toolbox to develop, establish and run Third Place adult education-concepts (which will be publshed on this website and
  • a letter to Europe for Creating other study spaces:

    We believe that Europe needs low-threshold meeting and educational opportunities for people of all backgrounds, ages and cultures more than ever. We call these places – in the sense of Ray Oldenburg – Third Places.

    We believe that it is a crucial task of public services to create such places. For this purpose, it is a good idea for a start to use well-known existing places such as libraries, adult education centres, but also private initiatives in cafés, parks and clubs.

    With our project we have shown how this can work for people of different age groups, different origins and different levels of education.

    We therefore call on all those responsible in Europe to do more in the future for the creation and establishing of such places and spaces, so that access to education is possible at a low-threshold level and our society enables lifelong learning for all.

    With our toolbox we show many ways how such offers can be created analogue and digitally at different places in and outside buildings and how all people can be addressed.