Grundtvig: 2011-1-ES1-GRU06-351054

Program Graz Meeting Grundtvig SeniorsKS

JUNE 30th to JULY 2nd 2013


Sunday JUNE 30th  2013 

Time Subject
10:30 a.m. Meeting at the main square in Graz in front of the City Hall
10:30 a.m. Sightseeing in Graz Tarcsay Tünde
13:30 p.m. Lunch at LAZARUS – Brettljause a Styrian Speciality
2:00–4:00 p.m. Bus ride – Styrian sightseeing tour – Cultural Exchange
4:00-5:00 p.m. 40plus students at Graz University and their impact in the knowledge society: Mag.a Roswitha Harrer
5:00-8:00 p.m. Discussion and dinner at Jägerwirt


Monday July 1st  2013 

Time Subject Room
08:30 General Registration  Hall
09:00-09:15 Opening /welcome: Director of the Students Union OEH Uni Graz and Rosemarie Kurz, Department for Integenerational Issues AULA
09:15-09:45 Achievements and Changes of seniorsKS between 2011-2013 Roger Esteller E – Coordinator of seniorsKS AULA
09:45 Lecture: GENERATIONS living and working together and their impact in the knowledge society Rosemarie Kurz AULA
10:15 Coffee/tea break HALL
10:45 Ten Interviews: Jörg Martin Wilnauer with the national Coordinators about the project seniorsKS – Seniors in the Knowledge Society AULA
12:00-12:30 Questionaire of seniorsKS  with feedback and conclusions – Lenka Vladarova CZ AULA
12:30-14:00 Press Conference, Poster Session and Lunch: in front of the AULA relaxing easy chairs in front of the university or walking in the campus HALL
14:00-15:30 Working Group for all: DESIGN THINKING – PHD NINCK Andreas CH RESOWI HS15.05
15:30 Coffee/tea Break RESOWI HALL
16:00-16:20 Presentation:  Usage of online libraries – Sabine Doberer, Eva Pessl, Cristina Nicolae, Sonja Zechner A University of Graz RESOWI HS15.05
16:20-16:40 Presentation: DALEC2 – Danube Networkers – Zita Sebö D RESOWI HS15.05
16:40-17:00 Presentation: IT Solutions for visually impaired users – Terje Lovby N RESOWI HS15.05
19:00-22:00 Social dinner / buffet at the traditional hall „Steinerner Saal“ in the Styrian Old Govermental house Landhaus, Herrengasse 16


Tuesday July 2nd 2013

Time Subject Room
09:00-10:00 Lecture:  Dr. Mag. Daniela Pinter-Gebauer AT: Training and improving brain functions can indeed be safely applied to elderly people. RESOWI HS15.01
10:00-10:20 Coffee/tea break HALL
10:20-10:40 Presentation: eBook seniorsKS – Manfred Helzle D RESOWI HS15.01
10:40-11:00 Presentation: – eBooks  important tools for research and for students – Mag. Erhard Göbel A University Graz RESOWI HS15.01
11:00-12:30 Working Group for all: Interface Society – Roberta Mineo IT and Ad Hofstede NL RESOWI HS15.01
13:00 Plenary and Round Up: Rosemarie Kurz A
13:30-14:00 Lord Mayor invitation at the City Hall City Hall
15:00 Meeting of the national coordinators: Roger Esteller E  


Summaries lectures & workshops


Day 1

09:15–09:45   Achievements and Changes of seniorsKS 2011-2013 Roger Esteller E

09:45–10:15   Lecture: Rosemarie Kurz A

11:15–12:00   Interviews with National Coordinators – Jörg Martin Willnauer A

12:00–12:30   SeniorsK questionnaire – Lenla Vladorova CZ

14:00–15:30   Working Group for all: Design Thinking- Andreas Ninck CH

16:00–16:20   Presentation: Usage of online libraries – Eva Pessl A, University Graz

16:20–16:40   Presentation: DALEC2 – Danube Networkers – Zita Sebö D

16:40–17:00   Presentation: IT Solutions for visually impaired users – Terje Lovby N


Day 2

09:00–10:00   Lecture: “Train your Brain” – Drin Daniela Pinter A Med Uni Graz

Despite the former notion that “you can´t teach an old dog new tricks”, you are never too old to train your brain. Neuronal plasticity refers to changes in brain structure and/or function in reaction to changes in behavior, environment and neural processes. Such changes can be adaptive (e.g. during learning) or restorative (e.g. after a stroke) and occur throughout life. The adult human brain is remarkably malleable, but compared to children it seems more challenging for adults to learn new things. An overview of changes in our brains as we get older and possibilities to promote successful (brain) aging will be provided.

10:20–10:40   Presentation: eBook seniorsKS – Manfred Helzle DE

10:40–11:00   Presentation: eBooks als neues Medium – Mag. Erhard Göbel A Uni Graz

11:00–12:30  Working Group for all: Interface Society – Roberta Mineo I,  Ad Hofstede NL

12:30–13:00   Summing up: Rosemarie Kurz A

15:00–16:00   Coordinator meeting on the Schlossberg – Roger Esteller E



Saturday June 29th day of arrival

Sunday June 30th Meeting Place and Time: Hauptplatz 10:30, Tram 1,7,3,6 from Esparanto Platz

  1. Sightseeing City of Graz 10:30 – 12:30
  2. Sightseeing in Weststyra and Southstyria – Styrian Toskana 12:30 – 17:00
  3. Dinner and Wine tasting in  a traditional GASTHAUS 17: 21:00



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