InterGenic is an Erasmus+ project of the Spanish Service for the Internationalization of Education (SEPIE). Its purpose is to develop an educational framework for intergenerational learning that supports the EU's digital and ecological transitions.
Its specific goals include improving the transfer of digital skills from the young to the old, reviving sustainable practices taught by the old to the young, proposing local solutions for the double transition and raising awareness while bridging the socio-epistemic gap between generations.
This type of initiative is also in line with the recommendations of the World Health Organization to combat ageism in our society and to eliminate this barrier in order to build a more equitable future for all.
The European Union (EU) is immersed in a "double digital and ecological transition" that simultaneously addresses these two key processes to face contemporary challenges and move towards a sustainable future.
The first project meeting will be held in early December online to avoid unnecessary travel and to make the project more environmentally friendly and sustainable.
It will present the general guidelines, distribute the tasks, and shape the first actions corresponding to the training of young mentors in digital skills for seniors and the training of adult mentors to transmit traditional sustainable farming techniques to young people (among others).
Intergenic is a project that is perfectly aligned with the objectives of the Cuatroochenta Chair. Throughout the month of November and taking advantage of the presentation of results of the "Friendly Cities Report" at the Castellón City Council, InterGenic was also disseminated as the City Council is a collaborating entity of the same.