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The BALL and Catch the BALL projects were carried out in a successful co-operation involving the following many European countries, Iceland, Spain, Poland, Lithuania and the UK.

The BALL partners were:

University of the Third Age, U3A Reykjavík, Iceland – a nongovernmental association of people in their third age, the years after fifty, offering programmes and a forum for non-formal learning and knowledge sharing. (see www.u3a.is)


Evris Foundation ses, Iceland – a non-profit private foundation, was founded to share Icelandic knowledge and experience with other European countries and vice versa (see www.evris.org)


Lubelski Uniwersytet Trzeciego Wieku (LUTW), Lublin, Poland – an association that works under the direct supervision of the Society of the Polish Free University, Lublin Branch. The basic forms of activity of the are education, seniors’ volunteer activity and editorial work. Website (see http://www.utw.lublin.pl/).  


Universidad Permanente de la Universidad de Alicante (UPUA) Alicante, Spain – a scientific, cultural and social programme aimed at promoting Science and Culture and inter-generational relationships (see https://web.ua.es/en/upua/).

The Catch the BALL partners were:

University of the Third Age, U3A Reykjavík and Evris Foundation ses, as stated above.


Kaunas STP, Kaunas Science and Technology Park, Kaunas. Kaunas STP has more than 15 years of experience in assisting and supporting innovative and technology-oriented SMEs, start-up and spin-off companies in Kaunas region and Lithuania (see www.kaunomtp.lt/en).


MBM, Training  and Development Center  in Liverpool, UK (MBM TDC). MBM mission is to build sustainable personal and organizational growth by integrating strategy development, innovation capabilities, and new growth initiatives (see www.mbmtraining.uk/).