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Interge​nerational CONtact  between studeNts and people with dEmentia through CreaTive education​

iCONNECT is a three-year project in higher education which is funded with the support of the Erasmus+, KA2 - Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices.

During the project, the participating universities will develop and pilot an intergenerational course based on principles of creative learning, with elements of theatre, music and poetry. These methods will be combined and made available transnationally through an innovative blended learning platform. The project also aims to introduce young students enrolled in higher education to The Veder Method in a creative and supportive learning environment. As a result of the project there will be a guideline hand book, that helps higher HEI’s and teachers across Europe to implement the teacher trainings, the platform and the teaching material, supporting the impact, replicability and sustainability of iCONNECT outcomes.

iCONNECT is coordinated by Stichting Nationaal Ouderenfonds, National Foundation for the Elderly, NFE (The Netherlands). The other consortium partners come from Stichting Hogeschool Utrecht (The Netherlands), Lahti UAS (Finland), Technologiko Ekpedeftiko Idryma Ipirou (Greece), Theater Veder (The Netherlands) and Universita Degli Studi di Udine (Italy).


1.9.2017 - 31.8.2020​

​Project manager 

Virpi Liljeström