Scotland

SupportersGenerations Working Together (GWT) is the nationally recognised centre of excellence supporting the development and integration of intergenerational work across Scotland. As well as leading the Executive Team, GWT will be organising the Scottish campaign during Global Intergenerational Week.

If you are planning any face-to-face or virtual events, holding intergenerational discussions or announcing any exciting ideas and projects, please do get in touch. We will include your events along with GWT's on this page and share your news via our social media channels.

Monday 25th April 

  • Global Intergenerational Week Funding Forum - 4-5pm (UK time) (Virtual)

Alison Clyde (GWT CEO) and Vicki Titterington (LGNI Director) will be joined by Chelsea Mason, Director of External Relations at The Eisner Foundation in Los Angeles, who will discuss their foundation’s journey to becoming the only U.S. foundation exclusively supporting intergenerational programming, and how other funders can maximize their impact by considering intergenerational efforts in their own work.

To attend please register here.

Tuesday 26th April

  • Intergenerational Training for Trainers and Practitioners - Galashiels, Scottish Borders, 10am - 4pm - for further details and registration click here.

Wednesday 27th April 

  • Forth Valley Intergenerational Network meeting - GWT is going back face-to-face for the first time, celebrating with lunch and a vist to the hosts wonderful intergenerational garden. Book online today.
  • UK & Canadian Virtual Forum - 8.30-10am (MST in Canada) and 3.30pm - 5pm (BST in UK)

A panel of intergenerational experts will join up to host a virtual meeting to share the true impact of intergenerational work across countries encouraging conversation, sharing, and joined-up working. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from international partners, to hear intergenerational stories and to ask questions on intergenerational practice in Canada and the UK.

Speakers include:

  • Ruby Lecot (Executive Director) and Betty Good (Program and Training Lead) Linkages, Canada
  • Alison Clyde (Chief Executive Officer), Generations Working Together, Scotland
  • Judith Ish-Horowicz (Director & Founder), Apples and Honey Nightingale, England

The panel will be following the flip presentation slides below. Please read through and bring along your questions.

Register for the forum here.

Thursday 28th April 

  • Intergenerational Training for Trainers and Practitioners - Glasgow, 10am - 4pm - for further details and registration click here.
  • Scottish Parliament - Members Business Debate on Global Intergenerational Week - 12.45 - 1.30pm (GMT)
  • The Members’ Debate will take place following First Minister's Questions: S6M-04039: Jackie Dunbar: Global Intergenerational Week 2022

The debate can be watched live on Scottish Parliament TV, if you miss it you can view it on the video archive page.

Friday 29th April 2022

  • New Toolkit – Play and Storytelling the Intergenerational Way - 10:00am - 12:00pm on Zoom - Join Generations Working Together and Play Scotland as we launch our new toolkit. The session is open to everyone interested in growing relationships through a better understanding of play and it’s multiple formats intertwined with the gifts of storytelling as these encompass limitless ways of enriching lives, forging and supporting connections and respecting the rights of individuals. Click here for further details and to register.
  • Building an intergenerational Board of Trustees- 12noon - 1pm (Virtual) GWT is hosting a conversation identifying why we should be recruiting people of all ages to sit on governance boards. How do you create an intergenerational board?  Our speakers will include the chair of GWT, Graham Hewitson, Alison Clyde, CEO and  Elena and Parween from The Empower Project.Elena and Parween will share info on how they are recruiting and training young people to become board trustees. A conversation not to miss! Book online now to join.

Please revisit this page regularly for updates as more events will be promoted shortly. If you would like to share your events please send your details to Kate Samuels our Communication and Policy Officer

If you haven't signed up yet as a supporter you can do so here