1.st International Intergenerational Conference – Prague

Mezi námi, o.p.s. hosted 1st International intergenerational conference
on the premises of National agriculture museum
in Prague on June 3rd, 2019

The tone of the conference focused heavily on intergenerational themes, mainly communication, development and current state of intergenerational dialogue. 

More than 100 participants from Czech Republic attended the event.
We brought together 4 speakers to educate attendees on a variety of topics. Our conference continues to have broad reach as we welcomed attendees this year from Hungary, France, Slovakia, Germany, Slovenia and Poland

The conference is the launch of our two-year work on the project – Innovative education in the field of intergenerational cooperation support sheltered by Erasmus+ call 2017. 

This project was coordinated by Mezi námi, o.p.s. in cooperation
with 4 European partners which also brought interesting presentations on their work – Mocis Center za izobraževanje odraslih (Slovenia), M3Cube Association (France), Volkshochschule im Landkreis Cham e. V. (Germany) and Instytut Rozwoju Zasobów Ludzkich (Poland). 

Here’s a recap of some of our stage presenters and what you missed:

Prof. Dr. Irmgard Schroll-Decker from Faculty of Applied Social and Health Sciences in Regensburg kicked off the event with a presentation on the intergenerational education and learning.

Juan Daniel Goncalves from D-TAG – an independent social media analytics solution provider presented an influence
of social media on intergeneration relationship and their possible use in intergenerational cooperation.

Anna Turska from Froebel.pl gave a practical demonstration on an educational innovation based on the pedagogical concept of Friedrich Froebl. Froebel.pl is a group of educators, academics, teachers, headmasters of kindergartens and schools for whom the child’s best is the highest value.

Ivo Rašín – Chairman of the Board of services and training
of Mladá Boleslav (SLUŽBY A ŠKOLENÍ MB, z. ú.) delivered
a powerful and emotional message on benefits and impacts
of intergenerational activities on seniors and children.
He stated clearly that intergenerational relationships
are a national issue that we all need to come together to help to solve.

The event was well received. But, don’t take our word for it, check out
a sampling of attendee feedback.

“…I just wanted to say, I thought the 1.st International intergenerational conference was fantastic! I thoroughly enjoyed the presentations, the speakers and the wide array of topics. Everything ran really smooth but as a complete outsider and a newbie, I did enjoy this event a lot.

It was great meeting you at the 1st IIC conference. As a professional from the area of social work, I was impressed with the content of the conference as well as the general sessions (speakers).”

We couldn’t have done it without the support of our volunteers, supporters and other involved professionals who helped us make the conference a huge success.


All presentations are available here