“Building bridges – How organisations working within the Youth in Action program can promote intergenerational learning”, Training Course, Tulln / Vienna, Austria, 24 – 30/06/2012
BUILDING BRIDGES-how organisations working within the Youth in Action program can promote intergenerational learning was the title of the project I participated and it was very interesting!!
Firstly,I got acquainted with the other participants via interactive games which I found really cool and then we talked about our fears,hopes and expectations towards the program.During the training course, we shared our experiences as volunteers,we expressed our ideas and we discussed about the challenges,benefits and motivations which an organigation can has in order to deal with intergenerational relationships.
We concluded that each person,young or elder,takes many advantages from the relationships with people of different ages and that the programs which promote intergenerational mobility create positive feelings to the participants.Regarding the challenges,we analysed the case of prejudices against the youth and the elder people respectively,the difficulty in coordination,communication and cooperation but we reached the conclusion that with willingness,solidarity and right methods all the members of a team can live in harmony and feel that they are active members of their society regardless of their age.
In general,on personal level, I received positive stimulations and I am very excited cause I met people who inspired me a lot!I had great time and I want also to add that I m happy cause I had the chance to enjoy the beautiful city of Vienna.
I would like to thank the YouthfullyYours Gr and the Grenzenlos Team for giving me this opportunity.Both organizations are SUPER!
Many thanks J