KEEP 50+ - Knowledge Exchange in Entrepreneurship for people 50+

Erasmus+ programme / Strategic Partnerships
KEEP 50+  - Knowledge Exchange in Entrepreneurship for people 50+ 

Duration of the project:

- 24 months

- 01/09/2016 – 31/08/2018

Amount of the project partners – 10

Project activities:

1. Communication with local representatives of 50+ target audience, communication with experts.

The main goals:

  • Collect most available information about the project´s target group - as their specific needs and difficulties regarding entrepreneurship training, their interests and expectations, basic statistical information etc.
  • Collect information about entrepreneurship education/ courses offered in each country
  • Find external experts who can support project activities

Each partner is responsible for collecting the information in their own country.

2. Organisation of national workshops.

The main goals:

  • To identify the project´s target groups needs regarding entrepreneurships training programme
  • Comparing participants/expert experience in education in entrepreneurship within the project´s target group

Each partner will arrange 2 workshops in their country.

3. Organisation of the BarCamp workshops.

The main goals:

  • Exchange of good practices on entrepreneurships education for 50+ among participant countries and experts
  • Comparing each country´s experience in education in entrepreneurship within the project´s target group.

Participants of the workshop: experts working in field of adult education.

4. Presentation of the BarCamp conferences results on the website and social media

The main goal:

  • Results of the BarCamps will be placed on project website and social media to share with professionals, target groups and public.

5. Development of proposal for the future 50+ Etrepreneurship training programme/methodology

The main goal:

  • The training programme framework including specific methodological suggestion will be adjusted for the project´s target group needs, where the needs of the group have been defined by project partners and by input from the workshops in each country.

The proposal will be ready to be presented to educational institutions.



SIH organized second National Workshop of the Erasmus+ KA2 project Keep50+

On 19 and 25 June SIH organized two National Workshops for Erasmus+ KA2 project KEEP50+. First one was held in Širvintos, Lithuania, during the meeting with Local Action Group of Širvintos region. The second one was held at SIH premises and people from different organisations such as Order of Malta Relief Organization, Third Age University , Lithuanian Union of Pensioners' Bočiai  and people from institutions of Adult Education participated.

During the workshop SIH representatives besides the promotion of the Keep50+ results and activities, also talked about the projects which are being implemented at the moment or have just finished: „Senior Volunteers for Migrant Integration“,“ Tales@Home“,“ Parents4All“  and „ePublisher“.

Fourth Erasmus+ KA2 project KEEP50+ partner meeting was held in Karditsa, Greece

19-20 April, 2018 the 4th Erasmus+ KA2 project‘s KEEP50+ partner meeting was held in Karditsa. It was organised by ANKA (Greece) together with project‘s coordinators from Latvia. During the „Bar Camp“ sessions project‘s partners from Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, France, Spain and Greece exchanged valuable ideas about older people‘s entrepreneurship and ways to promote it, and presented good practice examples. It was the project‘s last partner meeting, therefore, the final project result – entrepreneurship training program and methodology for older people – was discussed. In addition, last foreseen activities and actions were talked over.

In this partner meeting SIH was represented by director Daiva Malinauskiene and project manager Guste Ilgunaite.

KEEP 50+ presented during the international educational fair "Studies 2018" in Vilnius, Lithuania

On 8-10 February 2018 project partner "Soros International House" (SIH) participated in the biggest annual international educational fair in Lithuania - „Studies 2018” ( This year the fair was focused on international learning and career planning. 

SIH team had a great chance to present the international ongoing projects or the projects it has recently impplemented such as ePublisherSenior Volunteers for Migrant IntegrationTALES@homeKeep50+ZOE and Parents4all.


3rd partner meeting took place in Vilnius, Lithuania

The meeting and the BarCamp were attended by project partners from Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, France, Spain, and Greece. In the BarCamp sessions, many interesting and valuable ideas were exchanged, moving closer to the development of a proposal for the future 50+ entrepreneurship training program/methodology.

Topics dealt with in Vilnius BarCamp covered themes like “After retirement business ideas”, “Cooperative training for senior entrepreneurs”, “Career management skills for people 50+”, “The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method for effective workshops involving senior workers” and many other.

Summing up, there are some aspects that seemed to repeat in some or another way in various presentations – firstly, people, who are 50+ should be open to obtaining new skills, secondly, they should cooperate with youth in order to develop their business and they should do it in a sphere they feel passionate about or have specific knowledge about.


SIH Projects Presented to Lithuanian Adult Educators 

The traditional membership event of the Lithuanian Association of Adult Education was held in Rumsiskes (LT) on 9-10 September 2017. 

The aim of the meeting was to bring together a community of adult education professionals from all over Lithuania not only to discuss important issues in adult education, to exchange ideas, to share experiences and to learn from each other during the creative workshops, but also to take an advantage of an exceptional opportunity to spend some relaxing time together in the Open Air Museum of Lithuania in Rumsiskes. 

During this event, members of the association had a chance to present their main activities. SIH project coordinator G.Kieriene presented the ideas and progress of the ongoing international projects such as Tales@homeKEEP50+ and ePublisher.


1st project Partner Meeting took place in Sofia, Bulgaria

On Februrary 23-25 February 2017 Erasmus+ KA2 Keep 50+ Knowledge Exchange in Entrepreneurship for people 50+ project partners met in Sofia, Bulgaria. Besides on February 25 was organized EURORESO organization general assembly. During the section for introduction of the projects which are being implemented by the members of the organization SIH director Daiva Malinauskienėpresented Seniors On-linee-Publisher, Tales@Home projects.