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Optimising Mobility for Adult Learners as Active Citizens (Optim-AL 2)

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Participation in democratic life (2021-27)
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TCA Description

Themes and goals:

This is primarily a contact seminar which aims at bringing together organisations, from across Europe, that are active in the field of adult education and interested in applying for a future KA1 mobility project. TCA participants should already be actively engaged with adults that are engaged (or looking to get engaged) in active citizenship activities, including volunteering and community or civic engagement activities.

The event will provide an opportunity to meet with adult learning practitioners from the host country whilst promoting future projects that can increase the participation of adult learners in Erasmus+ mobility (including among adults with fewer opportunities), especially those mobility projects that encourage social and civic engagement among adult learners and which promote the recognition of learning and experience acquired during a mobility period.

 Participants will work together to explore innovative and alternative forms of democratic participation and be inspired to create new mobility partnerships and networks in which they will play a role as either a sending or receiving institution in a future KA121 or KA122 project.

Key words: mobility, adult learners, networking, newcomers, active citizenship, social and civic engagement, democratic participation, volunteering

Piority : Increase the quality of programme implementation

new version of the TCA Draft programme attached (03.11.2023)

Expected results:

By the end of this contact seminar, participants will be able to:
- DEVELOP NEW MOBILITY PARTNERSHIPS with adult education organisations interested in sending and/or receiving adult learners as part of future mobility programmes that focus on developing and promoting active citizenship;

- HIGHLIGHT THE BENEFITS of mobility for one or more adult learner audiences;

- SELECT innovative and alternative forms of democratic participation that might form part of a future adult learner mobility programme.

new version of the TCA Draft programme attached (03.11.2023)

Expected to arrive on 6 December 2023 for lunch (12.30 pm). Check in at 3pm.

Additional information:

Co-organisation with French partners (association, network, experts, etc.)  

Education providers (1 or 2) that have confirmed success in the delivery of adult learner mobility programmes could be invited to deliver short inputs during the TCA, to share their experiences on specific elements (e.g. managing partners; designing effective learning programmes). To be confirmed.

English language :

Participants should have a satisfactory level of English to participate actively in the event. Minimal English level B2 as independant user (see definition) is required. 

Applications will be submitted through SALTO form .


You will stay at the same location from the lunch of 6 December until after lunch on 8 December 2023 (nights, breakfasts, lunches and dinners will be all included, covered by the French agency)

IMPORTANT! The seminar programme requires the presence of all participants from date to date (arrival time attended for lunch). 
Please plan your travel accordingly.

1. Welcome!

The seminar will be held in a famous 4* hotel, located not far from the river Loire and near the heart of the city : HILTON GARDEN Inn Tours Centre  address: 1 place Anatole 37000 Tours.

2. Travel to France
a- By train:
To help you to find the best train travel and connexions, here is the Europe railway map
Several central European stations (Belgium, Germany, Netherlands) allow you to reach Paris Gare du Nord by Thalys Eurostar: THALYS 
b- By plane:
On the other hand, most international flights land at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG airport). 
Flights from Spain (Madrid) and Portugal (Lisbon, Porto) also arrive at Paris Orly airport (ORY airport).

You can also hybridise your trip by combining air and rail.

3. Getting connected in Paris (train or plane)

Please note: The following travel times for public transport in Paris are only for information and depend on local traffic and constraints. 
RER & metro map of Paris & RATP website (EN)
Bus map of Paris & RATP bus lines website (EN)
Metro and RER tickets can be purchased at the machines. The price is approximately 1.20 euros.

a- Public transport from Gare du Nord (Thalys -Eurostar train) to Gare Montparnasse-Bienvenue (TGV train to Tours)
Take the metro line 4 direction " Mairie de Montrouge " to the station " Montparnasse Bienvenue ".
Travel time around 25 mn.
b- Public transports from Paris-CDG airport to Gare Montparnasse -Bienvenue (TGV  train to Tours):
You can take the RER B to the Denfert-Rochereau stop and then take the metro line 6 to Gare Montparnasse. 
Allow up to 1.5 hours travel time.

c- Public transport (bus) from Orly airport to Gare Montparnasse -Bienvenue (TGV train to Tours):
At Orly 4 Airport (South terminal), take the ORLYBUS towards DENFERT-ROCHEREAU-METRO-RER. 
At the stop "Montsoury - Tombe Issoire", take the bus line 88 to "Montparnasse-Bienvenue 2 - Gare Tgv" stop. 
Allow up to 45 mn travel time.

4- Travel to Tours (Saint-Pierre-des-Corps station) by TGV High-speed train:
You can reach Tours from Paris by the TGV high-speed train lineParis-Montparnasse station to Saint-Pierre-des-Corps station. 
Allow up to 1.10 hours travel time.
SNCF connect (timetables and ticket purchase)

5- From Saint-Pierre-des-Corps station to Tours center town (shuttle or TER train): 
From the TGV station, you can reach Tours (city) by public transport 
 Bus & traway itinerary to discover from Saint-Pierre Gare (Saint-Pierre-des-Corps) stop to 1 place Anatole (Tours) stop (ticket to buy at the automatic machines).

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7. Meals and accommodation covered by French Agency
  • 2 nights in a single room from 6 to 7 December 2023 ;
  • 2 breakfasts from from 7 to 8 December 2023 ;
  • 2 lunches from from 6 to 7 December 2023 2023 and an optional one on 8 December
  • 2 dinners from 6 to 7 December 2023 (including a cocktail reception). 

Partners and participants

Organiser NA:
FR01 - Agence Erasmus+ France / Education Formation
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20 - France 4 - Slovenia
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50 Participants are expected: 20 from France and 30 from other EU or Associated Countries. Anticipated 1-2 participants per NA outside of France.

Participants can be experienced mobility practitioners or total newcomers. All should be operational in the field of adult education.


Pending booked places

Accepted places

Sending partner(s):
AT01 - 1 BE02 - 1 CY01 - 2 DE02 - 2 DK01 - 1 EE01 - 2 EL01 - 2 FR01 - 20 HR01 - 2 HU01 - 2 IE01 - 1 IT02 - 2 LU01 - 2 LV01 - 3 MT01 - 2 NL01 - 3 NO01 - 1 PL01 - 3 SI01 - 5 BE03 - 2 PT01 - 2 SE01 - 1
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