GWT Highlands & Islands Conference

Tuesday 29th April 2014, 10:00am - 3:00pm

European Day of Solidarity Between Generations

On the 29th April, ‘European Day of Solidarity between Generations’, Generations Working Together (GWT) invited representatives from across the Highlands & Islands to celebrate and showcase intergenerational work throughout the north of Scotland.

This first event, held in Inverness aimed to increase awareness and build upon the progress many of our members had made over the past few years in bringing younger and older people together.

We had a great day and were delighted that so many people attended looking to share their experiences and learn from each other. An introduction from Councillor Deirdre MacKay and presentation from the Black Isles ‘Get to Know your Techno’ kicked off a day of workshops and exhibits finishing with a great speech from the Youth Convener, Aine Taylor and an invitation to join a local/national intergenerational quiz.

Getting to know your techno from Alison Clyde

Intergenerational Quiz Invitation from Alison Clyde

The objective of the EU day is to make the European Union more age-friendly and better adapted to our ageing population, as well as having intergenerational solidarity high on the EU agenda.

Our full programme and details of the following seminars are now available on the links below.

1. Learning through Intergenerational Practice seminar
Yvonne Coull (Generations Working Together) explained the history behind the development of the education resource pack, and described the contents of the booklet and education seminars. Those attending also heard from two Shetland case studies.

Learning through Intergenerational Practice – Yvonne Coull from Alison Clyde

Nesting Primary School from Alison Clyde

2. Intergenerational approaches to improving health & wellbeing
Alison Clyde, Generations Working Together introduced the new paper and seminar which showcased existing intergenerational health projects taking place in Scotland.

What’s happening in and around the Orkney Isles from Alison Clyde

Walk in our shoes from Alison Clyde

3. Funding surgery
Finding suitable funding to run intergenerational (IG) projects can often prove difficult and challenging. Here are the presentations from funders that are keen to fund IG work.

Keep Scotland Beautiful Climate Challenge Fund from Alison Clyde

RCOP Highland from Alison Clyde

Young Start Funding from Alison Clyde

Information village

For further details contact Alison.

Social reporting
Below you can see some of tweets from the day – A big thanks to all our followers




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