EFOS has the following aims:

  • Fostering of academic studies of older people alongside younger students or at special academies/universities for older people
  • Fostering of joint projects for older students throughout Europe
  • Fostering and securing the access of older people to academic education including those without formal qualifications
  • Representation of interests of academic education for older people in politics and society
  • Fostering of autonomous national organisations with similar goals
  • Identifying possibilities of using the skills and expertise of older students for the benefit of science and society
  • Cooperation with other international organisations that support lifelong learning (LLL)


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EFOS is represented at the Vienna NGO committee on Ageing of the UN

Next Meeting

Autumn meeting
3 to 5 November 2016
in Magdeburg (Germany)




On 13 May 2016 the presidents of EFOS and AIUTA signed a memorandum of cooperation

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Medal of the Comenius University Bratislava

On 26 June 2014 the Comenius University Bratislava awarded EFOS with a commemorative medal.

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Educational Senior Network

Virtual European Cultural Centre

Comparison of Universities for Seniors and investigation on motivation of senior students 


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