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Key elements of curriculum framework

DEVELOPING CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK: moving from a vision to deciding the structure and rules of a Masters program This blog concentrates on the development of curriculum framework for EMMA Master program. To do this, we gathered information both about national and university level requirements and recommendations for master programs. Correspondence between European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and […]


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Stakeholder Input on the Proposed Master’s Programme

The EMMA consortium, spread throughout Europe are developing an interdisciplinary master’s programme. A major stage of this which is underway is constructing the content of the master’s in healthy and active ageing, we wanted to know what our stakeholders thought important too. All of us working on the EMMA project collaboratively devised a survey, incorporating the results […]


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Early Technical Challenges in Producing a Joint Online Master’s Programme in EMMA – LTI Solution Explored

The following statement is taken from the EMMA project website: “The EMMA programme will be delivered online, allowing future students to study from anywhere”. It is a great undertaking and one with challenges both pedagogically and technically. In Output 5 of the programme, we have so far explored both of these challenges, but in this […]


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Challenges of Active Ageing in the New Epidemic of Covid-19 Isolation

This blog addresses some issues related to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic on active ageing and age-friendly societies. In the EMMA project, the European Master in Active Ageing and Age-Friendly Society, the active ageing concept refers to the all-encompassing ethos of positively growing older. Active ageing aims to find new ways to engage older […]


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Mobility and Active Ageing Conference Report

Despite COVID 19 and the restrictions, the EMMA team in Portugal was successful in organizing a conference to present the EMMA project and to highlight the relevance of Mobility for Active/Healthy Ageing. The Mobility and Active/Healthy Ageing Conference which was held online on the 8th of September 2021 was an open and free event that […]


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EMMA Quality Assurance Shows Us The Way Further

Why Quality Assurance is needed in a project? A successful and ambitious process most often needs to be reflected and monitored on regular basis. EMMA consortium is creating something very new and innovative. The development of the European master on healthy and active ageing creates common practices and shared conceptual knowledge, and the on-line master […]


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Guest: “Elderly” or “Elders of the Tribe”

A guest blog by Elders for Earth. Though now in our eighties, we prefer not to think of ourselves as elderly. That word is often used in a context where older people are seen – and so see themselves – either as problems to be dealt with or as retirees who have earned the right […]


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Developing the EMMA Curriculum Framework

Today – and even more in the future – we need new professionals from different disciplines to promote active ageing and age-friendly society. Erasmus + EMMA project is developing a new master program to   offer the possibility of learning together both from different disciplines and different European countries and cultures. EMMA partner universities from Austria, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Portugal […]


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What Do We Need to Know For Our Ageing World?

Our population is ageing. The proportion of over 65s in Europe has more than doubled since 1950, rising from 8% to 20% of the overall population. This is projected to grow to almost 30% by 2060.  Such an increase in this age group presents a real challenge for societies around the globe: how can we […]


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EMMA: Development of New European Master’s

EMMA “Master’s in Active  Ageing  and  Age-friendly  Society”,  an Erasmus Strategic Partnership program preparation started in autumn 2020.  Six European countries, Austria, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Slovenia were awarded Erasmus + Strategic partnership fund for three years. The aim is to develop a master level programme, scheduled to be ready for accreditation in autumn […]