Themes of the conference
The issues to be tackled in the conference are various; ranging from theories, policies and practices of the intergenerational education and education of older people that would strengthen the individual’s life-long development to the role of education in the development of families, neighbourhoods, communities and institutions. This is because it is sincerely believed that the welfare of all generations within the community can be improved through the coordinated endeavours of social, economic and cultural sectors. The implementation of such communities should start from the belief that ageing populations open new opportunities for older citizens who would otherwise think and function differently but are ultimately united in the common goal of improving the community and its human and natural resources.
The conference aims to link researchers from universities, institutes and other organisations (NGOs, community organisations, schools, etc.) in discussing how intergenerational education and can strengthen social solidarity, reduce social exclusion of different social groups/individuals, and empower older persons in the community. The goal is to compare research findings about approaches, theoretical applications and practical applications on intergenerational learning and older adult's learning in the community.
The papers in the conference will follow and are premised upon these sub-themes:
- education and learning of older adults in community;
- voluntary work of older adults in community;
- social networks, social support and social care in the community;
- community organizations and the strengthening of intergenerational solidarity;
- education for strengthening intergenerational solidarity.
Papers and posters are welcome. The conference language is English.