Innovative education in the field of Intergenerational cooperation support

Project no.: 2017-1-CZ01-KA204-035501
Programme: Erasmus+

Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action: Strategic Partnerships
Field: Strategic Partnerships for adult education
Main objective: Development of Innovation
Duration: 1.10.2017 – 30.9.2019

Coordinator:
Mezi námi, o. p. s. (PIC 929406374)
Partners: 
Association M3 MCube – M3 MCube association, PIC 949219788, France
VHS  VOLKSHOCHSCHULE IM LANDKREIS CHAM EV, PIC 942478870, Germany
Institute for Human Resources Development – Instytut Rozwoju Zasobów Ludzkich, PIC 943659845, Poland
MOCIS center za izobrazevanje odraslih, PIC 941029981, Slovenia

 

The project reacts on present social and demographic trends, which cause new needs in the field of education of various social groups. On one hand there is the problem of rapidly ageing population in the whole Europe combined with a considerable change in relations within families. Family members are living further apart from each other and are losing their natural intergenerational composition. At the same time, the recent aggressive development of information and communication technologies (including the use of internet) very substantially contributes to the deepening of the intergenerational gap.
Even though there are many policies, action plans etc. focusing on the issue of the intergeneration cooperation support, the main bearers of these activities (i.e. NGOs and volunteers) have at present no comprehensive and systematic methodology how to carry out such support. During the last years, there were implemented many projects in the field of the intergenerational cooperation support, however, they were limited from the territorial, content/activity or time point of view (often combined). The current intergenerational social and communication gap is a problem of the whole Europe, and therefore has to be solved on an international level.

The main project objective is, therefore, to develop a new educational programme in the field of intergenerational cooperation support that will provide the target group (volunteers) with a complex methodology how to efficiently provide their services. The project will provide the volunteers across Europe with a systematic approach modern tools (Activity register) do start and develop their activities in the field of intergenerational cooperation support with various social/age group (pre-school children + seniors, school children/youth + seniors, adults in productive age + seniors, adults over 55 + seniors or little children etc.)