Erasmus: Archipelago of Generations Project

Archipelago of Generations: an Erasmus + international project

Archipelago of Generations project is led by our Polish partners Association ‘e’ and includes German partners The Kreisau Foundation. The aim of the project is to create an online intergenerational course based on BJF’s accredited ECIL course. The project has involved sharing learning across partner organisations on innovative ways of promoting age-friendly, intergenerational practice at community and policy level.

The project recently saw a study trip to Berlin. Vicki, Cathy (PSNI officer from Mid and east Antrim area) and Rebecca from Generations Working Together joined with community facilitators from Poland and Germany for a 5 day study trip to Berlin in April. The trip involved 2 days of workshops discussing intergenerational and community practice and then 2 days of visits to intergenerational best practice projects in Berlin.

LGNI Development Coordinator, Lynn attended the project meeting in Warsaw at the end of April and another, the final project meeting is scheduled for Berlin in June.

The project will produce two key publications that we can use here in NI. One is a book of methods/ideas for working with intergenerational groups. The other is a book of case studies – interesting examples of intergenerational activity from Poland, Germany and UK. The publications will be completed in Autumn and we will be holding an event to share them with our friends and supporters.