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Quality certification of popular universities and Auser cultural clubs

 From 1st June 2011, the project for the certification of popular universities and Auser Cultural Clubs was launched.

The project aims to promote and certify the quality of the cultural and educational offer of popular universities and cultural circles, (Blue Stamp and Green Stamp) a reality in constant growth and increasingly important to continue learning in every stage of life. An innovative and unique project of its kind, not only for Auser but for the entire non-formal learning sector.

The Regulations (Blue Stamp and Green Stamp) define the application procedures, the admission requirements to the candidacy, the quality indicators and the acceptance criteria. A special Scientific Committee, made up of authoritative teachers and experts in the adult education sector, will be responsible for examining the requests. The Popular Universities and Cultural Clubs that will obtain the Quality Seal will be registered in a special "Auser Register" which will be made public. 

Year(s): 2011-2022

Target group(s): Training agencies for elderly people

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 A scientific committee assesses the requests through a regulation and specific requirements.

Type of product


Brief description of the outcomes

Regulation act, requirements and request’s procedure.

Impact on target groups / Transferability potential

Quality certification guarantees the standard for training and education activities developed and delivered for elderly people.

Promoter of the initiative: Auser

Country: Italy

Languages available: Italian

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