Co-Age Volunteers

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Date/time
Date(s) - 25/03/2022 - 26/03/2022
All day

Locality
Vienna, Austria

Project type

Selected participants


Our Slovakian-Austrian joint project was established to promote solidarity between generations and to support young people in their voluntary commitment with the senior citizens. The heart of the Co-AGE Volunteers project was a training for promoting intergenerational solidarity and supporting voluntary commitment, designed particularly for young people. 

Focus of the Co-AGE Volunteers core course:

  1. The Art of Communication – participants achieve master competencies for perfect performance in the field of intergenerational communication. Furthermore, they learn how to use communication as the “key for success” at work and in life by training skills like dialogue, giving and taking feedback, intercultural communication, and the power of non-verbal communication.
  2. Teambuilding – a strong team is the foundation of a high-performing business. Participants learn all about team phases, roles, and positions to assure a triumphant performance as a project leader and for your future career. 
  3. Conflict management – conflict management is the practice of identifying and handling conflicts sensibly, reasonably, and efficiently. By joining this course, participants learn about their personal conflict style, conflict dynamics, and how conflict transformation works. 
  4. Crisis management – can be regarded as the art of dealing with sudden and unexpected events. As crisis management practices are engaged before, during, and after a crisis, the focus of the training is to improve personal and social skills to secure professional performance.
  5. Resilience – this is the ability to accommodate difficult situations. Participants learn to tap into their strengths and use their support systems. 
  6. Motivation – all human actions need a form of inspiration. Driving forces can be biological, emotional, social, or cognitive. Which driving force made young people join this course, and how can they motivate others as a leader?
  7. Dementia – young people learn about different stages of dementia. They learn how to interact and communicate with the affected person and their social environment.
  8. Activities with older people – during this active workshop participants learn different approaches to motivate older people to become involved and strengthen the bonds between young and old. 
  9. Having fun with similar minded people and collect valuable experiences in the field of international volunteering!

The project and its actions are co-financed by the Interreg V-A Slovakia-Austria 2014-2020 program and the European Regional Development Found.

Co-Age Volunteers is implemented by the cross-border partnership of BFI Burgenland, die Österreichische Jungarbeiterbewegung, ADEL Slovakia and IRVS Inštitút rozvoja verejnej správy.