This document aims to explore the relevant issues, barriers and pitfalls of intergenerational communication between young people and elderly people and, at the same time, identify best practices and positive experiences in Europe that foster intergenerational dialogue.
Four country snapshots concerning intergenerational dialogue
Each project partner has undertaken desk research to produce a short contemporary report based on existing data regarding actions taken in their country to tackle the issue of the generation gap based on intergenerational dialogue. The collected data were sent to SOMMERSO, the leading partner of this
Report literature and other sources for desk research / Identification of relevant scientific and policy
Each partner carried out secondary desk research to identify useful documents which enabled them to produce an overview of the issue of intergenerational dialogue and European values in each country, both at local and national levels.
This included collecting existing documents, reports, articles from literature, official documents, and similar analysis related to the topic of the project.
- An overview of the issue of intergenerational dialogue based on a literature review and official documents in each country
- Best practices and lessons learnt from experiences that support intergenerational dialogue
- Case studies referring to single activities and projects that promoted intergenerational dialogue
- Relevant studies and research on the skills, needs and actions necessary to tackle the issue of the generation gap through intergenerational dialogue.
Each partner prepared a country report, and this publication is the result of the consolidation of these
reports. It is the digital library of the IDEA project and it constitutes a part of the knowledge base of the
For more information on the “IDEA: INTERGENERATIONAL DIALOGUE for
EUROPEAN AWARENESS” project, contact Boyka Boneva.