The aims of the GoAct project are to:
Intergenerational learning is a very broad topic, touching on many policy areas. Within the broad area, the project has identified four topics. While they share some common concerns, they involve different actors, agencies and approaches, and will be examined separately under the broad umbrella of intergenerational learning. They are:
The plan involves five stages:
1. Position paper: A paper with an overview/introduction, explaining the policy and demographic context, followed by four short papers on the topics listed above (20-30 pages in all)
2. Workshop day, for scientists, practitioners and selected project representatives. There will be a short introduction to the project purpose and the context, followed by workshops based on the four topics. Each workshop will discuss and refine the relevant section of the position paper, hear brief presentations from key relevant projects, and prepare views on next steps/ways forward for development on their topic.
3. Conference: bringing together the practitioners and scientists with policymakers, managers and stakeholders. To see the videos prepared by the trainee journalists, to discuss the draft position paper, and presentations from the four workshop groups, and to prepare proposals for further action.
4. Network: The network of individuals and agencies created from the Workshop day and the Conference will help refine the strategy.
5. Strategy for intergenerational learning, will be the final outcome of the project, drawing on the findings of the workshop day and the conference, and discussions through the network.
Project conference - 17-18/06/2013, Brussels
Network meeting - 16/09/2013, Brussels