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The first transnational meeting of the AcrossGEN project was held in Prague. The project team spent amazing time together with starting of the project activities and also informal evening during the dinner. The meeting in a nutshell: Introduction of partners, project presentations and list of tasks for all partners!
Just after meeting we have started to work on the Analysis and prepare the template for the desk research and online survey with the HR experts to find out the actual educational needs of othe employers. The leading partner of result is Spanish partner which has a strong connection the the educational know-how and realization of the analysis. The first outputs from analysis (survey and desk research) will be available in March 2023. The focus groups and interviews will be following.
During the first project phase, we conducted desk research to collect information about intergenerational cooperation and best practices in partner countries. Then we conducted online surveys to collect insights from 40 HR experts on various aspects of intergenerational cooperation within the workplace. Diverse focus groups were organised with 49 professionals from multiple sectors to gather perspectives on intergenerational cooperation. Topics discussed included the benefits and challenges of collaboration across generations, necessary skills, learning programme content, session duration, effective information presentation, and suitable didactic methods. During May 2023, the consortium partners conducted a total of 36 interviews with individuals from the Baby Boomers (1950–1969), GenX (1970-1980), GenY (1981-1996), and Generation Z (1997-2010). A minimum of two interviewees represented each generational group.
The main output is the benchmarking report, which includes comparisons from partner countries and collected data from all realised activities. You can download the complete benchmarking report or the shorter summary with conclusions.
We will develop a modular educational programme for all generations, including the specified topics from the analysis. You can download the complete AcrossGEN curriculum. We are just starting to work on the learning content and related outputs:
1. Description of 4 generations (Baby Boomers, Generation X, Y and Z), including the introductions (attitudes, values and motivation), personal area (self-regulation, wellbeing, behaviour), social area (flexibility/changes, communication, teamwork) and learn to learn area (growth mindset, critical thinking, managing of learning).
2. Development programs with at least 10 units for all generations using the MOOC tool.
3. Tools for sharing experiences across generations: syllabus of intergenerational workshop and mentoring methodology.
4. Train the trainer handout for adult educators to support intergenerational cooperation.
The above-mentioned outputs should be completed in March or April 2024.
The second partner meeting was held in Lecce on the 27th and 28th of June. We have discussed the completion of the first work package of analysis and start with the preparation of learning content supporting intergenerational cooperation, dissemination activities and other issues related to project and quality management. The hosting partner EduVita created a delightful atmosphere for us all and arranged a great city tour around the charming Lecce. During shared dinner, we also had a chance to discuss informally and make networking activities.
Between May and July we have realized the first multiplier events World Café to present the project and realized or planned activities. We have reached a total of 40 participants and obtained exciting recommendations for next project running.