CLOSING PRESS RELEASE - Project "Quality Life 50+"

The Capacity Building and Institutional Cooperation Program area (HU11-B1-2017) proposal for Bilateral Activities in Capacity Building and Institutional Cooperation Program Project Quality life 50+ (HU11-0002-B1-2017) has been finished  on 31 October 2017.


THE BACKGROUND OF THE PROJECT: In August 2017, the Local Government of Alsómocsolád and the Norwegian Adult Education Association (VOFO / NAAL) signed the Partnership Cooperation Agreement on the Joint Implementation of the Project "Quality Life 50+". The program was a professional continuation of the "Pilot Program for Quality Ageing" project (HU11-0005-A1-2013), which included the extension of elderly care services, the development of the knowledge of people working in the elderly, and to provide qualitative ageing for elderly people.


Due to the financial contribution of the Norwegian Fund, 25,000 Euros were granted for the period from July to October 2017.


The project "Quality Life 50+" HU11-0002-B1-2017, started on 29 June 2017 and ended on 31 October 2017. The program elements included a Norwegian study tour, “workshop and methodology fair” event (, its community site ( and newsletters (http: / / and newsletters (http: / / /


These publications, documents and press releases aimed professionals working in healthcare, and professionals working with seniors and in elderly care. They were informed via a separate registered mailing list/ news letter subscription. The partners of the successful international cooperation were: HLMDI Health Leaders Association, University of Pécs, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Behavioral Sciences, Department of Gerontology of the University of Debrecen, Seniornett Norge, Almas Hus, Senior Academy Oppegaard Popular University Norge, Livsglede for Eldre, Sentre for Seniorpolitikk and Enklere Liv.

In connection with the project, the partners and participants agreed on that they will think together in another joint project, hoping to the support of the Norwegian Fund.
On October 12, 2017, the "Quality Life 50+" Workshop and Methodological Fair "Alsómocsolád" has been realized successfully. The event served the objective of establishing contacts between professionals working with South-Transdanubian elderly people, transferring good practices between the institutions of the participants, and sharing the professional experience of the social area.

The Norwegian Adult Education Association ( had been presented on the event where Sturla Bjerkaker hold a presentation about active agong in Norway.

In the program of the event, the results of the literature research and market research included in the "Quality Life 50+" project were accepted. Professor Dr. Zsuzsanna Füzesi held lectures on civic and community professional methods to help prepare for active aging, while Dr. László Tistyán, based on the research of the S Fact Institute (Pécs), described the migration intentions of the 50+ urban population to a small settlement.

After the lecture series, in a small group meeting, both participants and facilitators enriched the event with their experiences, ideas and good practices.

From 25 to 29 September 2017, 5 participants traveled to Oslo on a study trip to get deeper insight into the social institution systems in Norway and to look for new partners for the next call and as to continue the existing active aging and quality life projects.

The travel reports can be viewed here:
A new project was developed for the Norwegian Fund, which outlines the operation of the methodology and training center to be set up at the base of the "Őszi Fény" in Aldsómocsolád.

Although the project was implemented for a very short period of four months, the project "Quality Life 50+" has been realized and been completed successfully: the preparation of the age group over 50 for active and qualitative senior years,keeping them fit both mentally and physically.

Alsómocsolád, October 31, 2017

                                                                                     Eszter Katalin Kasza

                                                                                        project manager