BEST Institute for vocational training and personal training GmbH

European Generation Link

Promoting European Citizenship through Intergenerational and Intercultural Learning

Promoting the “European citizen” is one of the main objectives of European policy, but prejudices and narrow-minded attitudes still linger on. The treasure of older people who have experienced a multilingual and multicultural life will be “unearthed”, and this knowledge is transferred to younger generations before it literally “dies out”.

The project aims at

  • Promoting intergenerational learning, in the course of which older people tell their stories of having lived in various European countries (e.g. displaced persons during World War II, allied soldiers in occupied countries, migrant workers, refugees from East European countries during the Cold War), young people will document them in an interactive library and simultaneously teach them basic IT skills
  • Promoting understanding of historical backgrounds and providing reflection in order to increase tolerance and to reduce prejudices and xenophobia
EU-Program: SOKRATES Grundtvig
Coordination: BEST
Contact: Helmut Kronika
Duration: October 2006 - September 2008
EU - Partner für lebenslanges Lernen This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.