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UPTER – Popular University of the Third Age, Rome

UPTER is an initiative of “Università Popolare di Roma” and its mission is to improve the quality of elderly people with innovative methods of teaching them Art, Literature, Languages, Technology and new job trends and a lot of other things in order to empower the elder person and the teacher.

Year(s): 1987-2022

Target group(s): Elderly people

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Upter works in classrooms where volunteer professors and teachers share their knowledge in their field. In this way the elder is engaged in activities that can be trasversal and shares experience and learns from the lesson in an involving way.

Type of product

Paper-based material Online resource Course / Training

Brief description of the outcomes

Impact on target groups / Transferability potential

University of the Third Age such as UPTER have the potential to empower both the educator and the elder by sharing knowledge and experiences to each other.

Promoter of the initiative: UPTER Università Popolare di Roma

Country: Italy

Languages available: Italian

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