01/01/2021 - 28/02/2023
The motto of the European Year 2012, “Active aging and solidarity between generations” has obtained a more serious meaning in the last years and inspired us to develop the concept of Co-Age Volunteers in order to improve intergenerational cooperation in the border region of the Slovak Republic and Austria.
Our project´s vision was to establish a cross-border network of regional actors in order to support the commitment of young volunteers and to promote intergenerational solidarity and transnational volunteering of youngsters in the border region, as an answer for the above described challenges and in accordance with the EU Youth Strategy.
In addition, volunteering is an excellent example of non-formal learning for young people and plays an important role to develop social skills and other labor market relevant soft skills. Further important aspect of the project is to show how young people can utilize all personal, social and labor market relevant advantages of the voluntary work.
The aims and outcomes of the project are:
- To intentify cooperation with a focus on youth education, voluntary coordination and intergenerational solidarity.
- To connect people of different generations
- Initiation of a cross-border network and development of a knowledge platform for voluntary education and training
- Creation of a bilateral model for intergenerational volunteering and a handbook for intergenerational volunteering
- Training and mentoring of volunteers
- Establishment of a network with partner organisations
There were many activities done during the project:
Trainings for volunteers:
Volunteering Activities and Intergenerational Events:
Conferences, Project meetings, Projects presentations:
More information about the project and all outputs are available on the website of the project: https://coagevolunteers.eu/en/home-en/
Check out also our gamification platform – https://co-age.gamesforbusiness.com/
The project was selected within the funding programme of Interreg Slovakia-Austria and is co-financed by ERDF funds.
More information here: www.sk-at.eu