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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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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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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 […]