Intergenerational Learning for European Active Citizenship - ILEAC

The project aims at giving youngest and oldest citizens the opportunity to reflect on the reasons behind the European integration; boosting the debate on the relevance of EU policies on citizens' daily lives; and initiating an intergenerational dialogue about the significance of the European values providing the target groups with the knowledge to actively participate to the EU democratic process.


ACTIVITIES:

The core of the project will be the national seminars and the inter-action workshops:

  1. Each partner will organise a public one-day seminar in each country, paying particular attention in involving over-65 adults and under-30 youngsters among participants. Each seminar will consist of two parts: a general framework on the European functioning provided by experts and "European stories", a discussion moment where small groups of over-65 citizens will tell life stories and personal testimonies regarding the life in Europe before the beginning of the integration process.
  2. Each partner will organize a one-day workshop in each country, in which over-65 adults and under-30 youngsters, will be divided into groups, each of them will then identify specific issues in their country (or city) and will try to use a EU tool to solve it.

All the project´s activities will be characterised by non-formal and intergenerational learning approach.

A final conference will be organized in Turin (Italy) in November 2014, to disseminate the project's results; raise awareness on the importance of the EU and the EP elections; and contribute to the debate on the methodologies to foster the intergenerational dialogue and the link between adult education and active citizenship.

 

PRODUCTS:

Each activity will produce a concrete output, in order to guarantee the project´s sustainability:

- A publication which collects stories emerged form the seminars, offering a transnational point of view that overcome the national individual situations, fostering reflection on the cost of non - EU and supporting at the same time the preservation of the European memory.

- Online modules which will contain the general methodology to be used in an intergenerational workshop and allow to replicate this intergenerational experience on a larger scale.

- Conference recommendations on how the EU can be more reachable and understood.

 

PARTNERS:

  • Centre of Initiative for Europe (ITALY) - Coordinator
  • Eurocircle - Marseille (FRANCE)
  • International Platform for Citizen Participation - Plovdiv (BULGARIA)
  • Centre for Civic Education - Podgorica (MONTENEGRO)
  • Socialna akademija - Ljubljana (SLOVENIA)
  • Vimmerby folkhögskola - Vimmerby (SWEDEN)