The involvement of the Senior University in the development and implementation of European projects started in 2003. It has continued without interruption until the academic year 2017-2018. During this time, the Senior University has participated mainly in Learning Partnerships.

  • Projects of the Senior University under the Socrates Programme.
    • 2003-2006: European Senior Citizens' Storyboard.
  • Projects of the Senior University under the Lifelong Learning Programme.
    • 2006-2009: Routes towards Europe
      2009-2011: Our Continent – Our Culture Grundtvig
    • 2011-2013: More than Neighbours
  • Projects of the Senior University under the Erasmus+ Programme.
    • 2014-2016: Strategic Partnership ProHospiz (KA204)
    • 2017-2019: TIC Tac +55 - Combined Learning Techniques for People 55+ (KA104)
    • 2018-2020: IDEMASAP 50+ (KA 204)

European Projects of the Senior University without EU funding: when these projects have been finished, the University of A Coruña signed cooperation agreements with several partners in order to develop common educational projects and initiatives, and promote the exchange of students and staff.

As a common features for all these Projects, the topics of each educational project or initiative were inserted in our curriculum in “European Workshops”



The Senior University is member of several Associations and Networks at international level.


Awards and recognitions:

  • Best practices at the Spanish Network of University Programmes for Older Adults. 2016.
  • 2nd. Best practice at Spanish level on ICT teaching (singular initiative), and included at the European Catalogue of Best Practices. 2015
  • Best practices on preventing dependency, given by Xunta de Galicia. 2013
  • Award “Miguel Hernández” given by the Ministry of Education of Spain, to the Senior University, for promoting European citizenship through several learning partnerships in the last 10 years. 2011.
  • Award "Galicia Sénior" given by the regional government Xunta de Galicia. 2010.
  • Award "Diario de Ferrol" given by this local newspaper for the activities of the Campus of Ferrol. 2010.

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