Engaging students and older people in intergenerational dialogue
Since 2009, Europe has celebrated a European Day of Solidarity Between Generations on April 29th. In 2012, the focus is on bringing together students and older people to engage in a conversation about what it means to get older, and how older and younger people can collaborate for a better life. During the weeks around April 29th, all schools in Europe are invited to open the doors of their classrooms to older generations to explore how the dialogue between generations can contribute to a better education and a better understanding of each other.
A few reasons to participate
To break down inter-generational stereotypes and encourage people to spend more time with someone from a different generation in their neighborhood.
To share knowledge and skills and learn about each other.
To increase awareness of diversity and what active ageing means.
To share the results of the work in your classroom with other European schools and the community at large.
29th of April 2012 - Save the date!
You can do all sorts of inter-generational events in your school - have a look at our resources for some ideas. Do take lots of photos of what you're doing: to enter our competition to find the best event from each country, you must upload photos from your event to the generations@school Panoramio group.
All schools taking part will receive a certificate signed by the DG Education and Culture.
Events should be held between 1st March - 29th April 2012 and you can upload images until 30th of June 2012.
If you are interested in organising a generations@school project, we would like to know about it! Just write us an e-mail with the name of your school and the class(es) that will participate as well as a date: email@example.com