City: Alcalá

Date: 20/11/1997

Organizer: University of Alcalá


1. University of Alcalá

 2. University of Almería.

 3. The Complutense University of Madrid

 4. University of Extremadura.

 5. University of Girona.

 6. University of Granada.

 7. University of Jaén

 8. University of La Laguna

 9. University of Málaga

 10. University of Murcia

 11. University of Oviedo

 12. University of the Basque Country

 13. University of Las Palmas

 14. University Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona)

 15. University of Salamanca

 16. University of Seville

 17. University of Valladolid

 18. University of Vigo

 19. Pontifical University of Salamanca


1. Convey the educational, training and enriching character of the existence of these studies for the students and their social necessity. The University, deeply concerned about the society to which it belongs, has the right and the duty of committing itself to this need, through the development of studies for older adults. 

2. Consider as studies for older adults those embedded in a wide framework characterised by its legal binding with the University, for its duration, regularity, content, academical level and methodology, which is obvious in every studies developed under the university follow-up and commitment. 

3. Show concern about the designations (sometimes abusive) used when naming teachings aimed at older adults. The use of denominations such as "(University) Programmes for Older Adults or similar ones, avoiding the name "University of the 3rd Age".

4. Request from IMSERSO the publication of a resource guide of the Programmes, in the shortest term possible and with all details deemed necessary.  

5. Propose to CRUE the establishment of a commission that would deal with academical problems arising from the implementation of the Programmes for Older Adults.

6. Approve that the Third Meeting would take place under the wing of the Pontifical University of Salamanca, with the following topics:  

  • And then what? From passivity to activity: proposals.
  • Programmes in rural and urban areas.
  • Analysis and discussion about the Guide. (Funding, organization, contents, duration, etc.)