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The Course

The Summer School in Mobility and Active Ageing aims to train professionals to design, develop, and implement support, or health and functional independence promotion solutions for persons with reduced mobility or at risk of mobility reduction, when carrying out their daily activities.

Organizing Institution University of Lisbon - Faculdade de Motricidade Humana Portugal
Period Online sessions (1-12 July)
In-person sessions (18-27 July)
Language English
Course Location Faculdade de Motricidade Humana

Estr. da Costa, 1495-687
Cruz Quebrada, Portugal

Course Fee Application fee: €50
Application Deadline Round 1: 23 April 2019 (Completed)
Round 2: 30 April 2019 (Completed)
Round 3: 15 May 2019 (Completed)
Level Higher Education Degree

The Course Structure

The curriculum is designed to provide the learners with skills viewing the promotion of Mobility and Active Ageing, considering different conditions related with health, disability, and ageing, through solutions based on policies, services, or products.

The course is divided into 2 phases: a digital course in an Online Platform (1-12 July) with tutoring and a classroom course (18-27 July) with mentoring.

The digital program aims to train learners from different professional fields, to screen for frailty, falls and mobility limitations in older adults and other adults with clinical conditions and to select the best strategies/interventions to prevent Mobility and Active Ageing. The Summer School aims to empower learners by preparing them with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to participate in research-related decision making and to contribute with solutions to social challenges.

Skills to be Gained

  • To know the main conditions and risk factors associated with mobility loss (Ageing, Health, Disability and Mobility).
  • To know how to help people to develop or learn again the necessary abilities to keep their lifestyles, and to be able to have safe and independent mobility, both in the home and community contexts (Orientation and Mobility).
  • To assess the mobility degree and the risk of falls, by using different approaches, viewing the identification of mobility problems and how to help people to move more efficiently (Mobility, Gait, and falls Evaluation).
  • To identify relevant needs and real problems related with accessibility and mobility in specific physical environments (home, urban/rural; services) (Accessibility and Physical Environment).
  • To design exercise/physical activity specific solutions adapted to the functional capacity of the individual, and to develop/implement strategies to encourage different population groups to be active (Exercise, Fitness, Body Composition and Mobility).
  • To know solutions to assist mobility, and to design specific solutions adapted to the functional capacity of the individual (Solutions to Prevent or to Assist Mobility).
  • To plan and develop mobility and active ageing programs, based on health and social policies, in prospective collaborations, and in the analysis of the needs and resources available (Human Services and Policy of Health, Mobility and Ageing).
  • To strategically manage business processes likely to generate solutions required by the market (creation of competitive advantage), and to promote multidisciplinary initiatives and teams (Entrepreneurship).

Why this Course ?

The reasons underlying the creation of the Summer School in Mobility and Active Ageing come from the need to answer to enormous social needs of qualified professional training to ensure health promotion and functional Independence through Mobility and Active Ageing in different contexts (home, community/local, regional, or national) and institutions (public, private, etc.).

Organization Staff

Fátima Baptista
Fátima Baptista

Fátima Baptista

Professor, FMH-ULisboa
(project cooordinator)

Filomena Carnide
Filomena Carnide

Filomena Carnide

Professor, FMH-ULisboa
(project coordinator)

Vera Zymbal
Vera Zymbal

Vera Zymbal

PhD, FMH-Ulisboa
(project manager)

Cláudia Pinho
Cláudia Pinho

Cláudia Pinho

(administrative manager)


Holders of a higher education degree, or legal equivalent, in life sciences, health, engineering, environment, social sciences and humanities, or similar.

Persons with professional experience in services provision (home or community) or in the definition/implementation of policies/plans (at local, regional or national level) to promote Mobility and Active Ageing.

How to Apply

  • Applications to the Summer School will run from April 1st to April 22nd and from April 22nd to May 15th (subject to availability)
  • Applications will be processed online. All the required documents have to be uploaded, namely, the academic qualification certificate and a motivation letter.
  • All the applicants will receive confirmation of acceptance according to the places available, the proof of academic qualifications certificate and motivation letter until May 22nd

Required Documents

  • Academic qualification certificate.
  • Motivation letter
  • Proof of travel purchase to attend the Summer
    School at Lisbon from 18 to 27 July
    (Until 15th June)

Tuition Fee


Application fee

No fee will be charged during the application stage. The application fee will be charged after the selection process for those who are selected and agree to participate in the course.

Vacancies: 45

McTivAgeing Summer School is available for 45 participants of countries within the CLC-EIT-Health of whom at least 15 participants will be from the following countries: Portugal, Italy, Greece, Romania, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia

The course will cover
  • Course materials
  • 11-night accommodation on a sharing basis (Check-in on 17 July 2019, Wednesday & check-out on 28 July 2019, Sunday)
  • Transportation between accommodation and course venue (18-27 July)
  • Meals within the course period (18-27 July)

Get Inn Hostel

Rua Cândido dos Reis, 254
2775-178 Parede Cascais


The Summer School awards a certificate to students who successfully complete both phases of the course (online and in-person sessions) provided they do not exceed the maximum number of absences.

The complete course will correspond to 6 ECTS

Lisbon - What to do and what to see


What to do and what to see

A city full of authenticity where old customs
and ancient history intermix with cultural entertainment and hi-tech innovation

Places to visit

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

Castelo de São jorge
Castelo de São jorge

Castelo de São jorge

Museu de Arte Antiga
Museu de Arte Antiga

Museu de Arte Antiga

Museu Caloste Gulbenkian
Museu Caloste Gulbenkian

Museu Caloste Gulbenkian

São Sebastião
Praça do Comércio
Praça do Comércio

Praça do Comércio

Baixa Pombalina
Oceanário de Lisboa
Oceanário de Lisboa

Oceanário de Lisboa

Parque das Nações