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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Grundtvig Workshop in Portugal

Develop intergenerational activities locally - unchain your potential

It’s a workshop financed by the Lifelong Learning Programme from the European Commission, as a Grundtvig Workshop Project. Costs of participation are 100% covered: air plane tickets, transfers, accommodation, meals and attendance fee. The application is made directly to the organization (Association VIDA) DEADLINE for applications: 3rd July 2009

Available number of places: 16 participants.

When: From 6th to 15th September 2009

Where: Porto, Portugal

Who should attend?
Teachers and caregivers, who want to develop intergenerational activities at local level and other professionals, of the bellow mentioned sectors.

Target sectors: Education and training organizations, social work, public authorities, other organisations such as parents associations, local or advisory committees.

Main Goal: Participants will learn or improve their skills, how to plan, develop and evaluate intergenerational activities at local level.

Methodology: The sessions will focus on the needs of participants and their questions / issues. Besides the theoretical knowledge they will gain experience in applying the instruments (questionnaires to identify the interests of different generations, guidance on how to involve them in activities, etc.), and a guide with many examples of activities that may be adapted to the reality of their institutions or the community in which they work

Sessions include:
- Some brief theoretical presentations and active discussions on how to bridge generations.
- Hands-on exercises: each participant will draw a Plan to implement and evaluate intergenerational activities with local resources, available in their own community / country.
- Role-play activities: simulation of the elder’s difficulties when addressing the youngest
- A study visit to an institution with best practices
- A “tertulia”: public debate with local professionals

Participants will be hosted at a 3 stars Hotel, (room with individual use or double occupancy).

Workshop Organization:
Intergenerational Valorisation and Active Development Association – VIDA. It’s a non-profit organization, based in north of Portugal. email: .:. website:

Workshop Facilitator: Teresa Almeida Pinto is founder and President of Association VIDA; experience in intergenerational projects since 2000 (ex: ); Experience in training Projects since 1996 and experience in Planning, develop and coordinate of EU Projects since 1999. Author or co-author of several articles and papers about intergenerational issues. Co-author of the Guide of Ideas for Planning and Implementing Intergenerational Projects (

During the Public Debate “Tertulia”, participants will have the opportunity to share experiences and knowledge with other Portuguese professionals.

What expenses are covered by the Project?
Airplane tickets, transfer from/to airport and transport to activities place, 9 nights of accommodation, 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 7 dinners, coffee-breaks during activities, insurance during activities, all material required to performed the activities. Personal costs and meals during the weekend are not covered.

Enclose you can find the registration form and the Guide of Ideas for Planning and Implementing Intergenerational Projects, Produced under the Project MATES - Mainstreaming Intergenerational Solidarity is co-financed by the Lifelong Learning Programme from the European Commission, as a Grundtvig Accompanying Measures Project.

Associação VIDA - Valorização Intergeracional e Desenvolvimento Activo
Phone: +351 93413 1140 Fax: + 351 309992775
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