Empowering inter-generational connections
In the last few years, various changes and transformations exist in modern society such are demographic, climate, and economic changes and digital transformation. These changes affect the global, regional, and national levels, but they also affect families and individuals and require that they be addressed through adequate public policies and the strengthening of intergenerational connections. When it comes to demographic changes, the world is facing the process of demographic increase of the population of elderly, with a constant decrease of the population of youth.
The project “Empowering inter-generational connections” supported by International Visegrad fund aims to contribute to the participation of youth and elderly in issues that concern them, as to make two generations closer through conduction of dialogue as an important method in a democratic society and the realization of performance as an artistic form. According to this, this project will enable that “the voice of elderly and youth will be heard” which will be a good basis for the process of advocacy toward decision-makers, and on the other hand, this project also creatively contributes to connecting generations — through a new form of artistic manifestation – performance.
The project will be implemented from February 1st 2022 to October 3rd 2022.
The artistic and advocacy activities on this project are: 1) conducting dialogue (debates) 2) conducting performances “I’m telling you a story to meet me” where it is expected that youth and elderly getting closer among. These activities have several benefits: 1) democratic aspect -participation of all generations in dialogue that could have an impact on society as a whole, thus respecting the principle that “no one behind” in creating of public policies 2) emotional – social aspect – establishing and developing relationships between youth and elderly 3) cognitive aspect – youth and elderly gain an understanding of other generation views, and adopt forms of communication that are less used (youth use service such as the post office; and elderly use ICT).
After each debate, conclusions will be created and will be serve for comparative analysis and later, as an advocacy tool to improving public policies in social welfare system and in the field of inter-generational solidarity.
The development of visual communication elements of the website “Inter-generational solidarity” (creating the website logotype and advertising slogan; making the website bilingual – translated into English) enables that website has an international character and thus contributes to regional cooperation in the implementation of activities aimed at strengthening intergenerational solidarity.
The most memorable moments of the project will be short movie which contains parts of conducted project activities (debates and performance).
It will be organized a final conference to promote project results and its products.
The project partners have been chosen on the basis of their long and valuable experience in protection of human rights, especially rights of venerable groups, promoting equality, social care and social cohesion. The project partners have been chosen on the previous successful cooperation with Help Net on the previous project. The project is implemented in partnership with European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation TRITIA from Poland, Center of social services Horelica from Slovakia, and TRIANON, z.s from Czech Republic.
Performance “I’m telling you a story to meet me”, June 9th 2022