Global Intergenerational Week
Welcome to Global Intergenerational Week, a campaign connecting everyone who is passionate about everything intergenerational. In its third year, the week looks to inspire individuals, groups, organisations, local/national government, and NGOs to fully embrace intergenerational practice, connecting people of all ages especially the younger and older generations. The campaign will celebrate good practice, ideas, moments, and opportunities local to us where different age groups come together, and intergenerational friendships can be formed! It provides an opportunity to plan for the future developing new ways of connecting and being creative in how we use our spaces and places, and the resources generations have to offer one another.
As we emerge from the pandemic now more than ever it’s vital that we develop and celebrate relationships between generations to rebuild our communities, reduce isolation and loneliness, improve health and mental wellbeing, help young people to catch up with their learning, and to reduce ageism.
In 2022 intergenerational week is going global! The campaign is led by an Executive Team involving Generations Working Together from Scotland in partnership with Linking Generations Northern Ireland, Bridging the Generations, (Wales), and The Beth Johnson Foundation (England).
To ensure the campaign goes global, the Executive Team are recruiting Country Leads to take leadership roles in raising awareness of the campaign and to promote intergenerational working in their home country. If you would like to lead the campaign for your country please get in touch with Alison Clyde.
Our aim for the week is to get as many people as possible involved and talking about how they plan to connect younger and older generations to build strong connections and friendships. If you would like to have a look at previous posts please search through the hashtag #IntergenerationalWeek.
Our official launch will take place on Wednesday 2nd February 2022. You can now register to attend our online launch event. Watch out for further news in our twice-monthly newsletter which goes out on the 1st and 15th of every month.
After leading a successful campaign in 2020 (23-29th March) and as a result of the pandemic St Monica Trust handed leadership of the national week to Generations Working Together (GWT). In partnership with Linking Generations Northern Ireland, Bridging the Generations (Wales), and The Cares Family (England), GWT led the second campaign which took place from 8-14 March 2021.
Over 120,00 people joined us in 2021 through the hashtag on #IntergenerationalWeek to say no to the age gap. Watch the video to see what we achieved during National Intergenerational Week 2021.