International Intergenerational Research Group - Scotland Meeting

Wednesday 7th November 2018, 10:30am - 1:30pm at Brunswick House, 51 Wilson Street, Glasgow, G1 1UZ (Free)

GWT is hosting a similar meeting to that held in June by Ali Somers, Co-Founder of the Apples and Honey Nightingale in London to gather thoughts and ideas for direction and collaboration between practitioners, policy makers, academics and researchers in Scotland and possibly wider afield (UK and Europe).

Our aim is to connect practitioners, policy makers, academics and researchers who are actively or interested in investigating the impact of intergenerational work/relationships on both younger and older aged participants to come together to discuss and explore the following:

  • An overview of research studies conducted to date- and the strengths and weaknesses of this work (identifying gaps in the knowledge produced to date).
  • Where demand for new research is coming from – the public sector and policy makers, consumers, practitioners, investors? Are there specific fields within intergenerational research that should be prioritised?
  • Potential for research project development at multiple sites across the UK and collaboration further afield.
  • Discussion of methodologies and potential project ideas – is there an appetite to attempt to run a multi-site intergenerational impact assessment project? If so, what might that look like?

It is hoped Ali Somers will attend and provide an update from the London meeting. This will be the first meeting of this kind in Scotland bringing people and resources together to help spark greater collaboration, whilst creating an opportunity to further develop the emerging intergenerational field across the UK in practical terms.

Tea/coffee will be available from 10am for those arriving a bit earlier and to allow for some early networking.

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