PARTNERSHIPS AND RESULTS IN COMENIUS, LEONARDO DA VINCI AND GRUNDTVIG
National Agencies

2009-1-IT2-GRU06-06414

Sandwich Generation and intergenerational caring

Grundtvig partnerships

PARTNERS
  • Italy
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Italy
  • Lithuania
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    ORGANIZATION Coordinator

    Studio Taf

    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

    Private research centres

    ADDRESS

    Via Torti 2/12 – Genova - GE

    CONTACT PERSON

    Rita Bencivenga

    Sandwich Generation and intergenerational caring

    Sandwich Generation LP addresses the non-formal learning needs of women and men who have care responsibilities for frail elderly relatives. The two problems frequently faced by these non-professional caregivers are: 1) many interesting experiences get lost because many caregivers, lacking the knowledge of foreign languages, are not familiar with the range of practices developed in other European countries, useful to have the basic set of information needed when dealing every day with frail elderly; 2) these carers, often “baby boomers”, are struggling to juggle caring for their elderly relatives while supporting their own families. Therefore traditional Support Groups are not useful to these carers, simply because they do not have time to attend. This Learning Partnership aims at responding to these needs by: • Organising local study circles to share problems and solutions in each participating Country. • Debating the results in international workshops to promote mutual learning through sharing common interests and issues. • Defining the structure and contents of online learning (using Web 2.0 social networking tools) supported by mentors, aimed at those who have not time for traditional support groups, allowing them to share their experiences and to develop useful approaches based on the real lives of others sharing the same problems. • Disseminating the findings through local meetings, newsletters, brochures and leaflets

    RESULTS
  • Joint results
  • Italy
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Italy
  • Lithuania
  • SG Website

    Website of project

    LANGUAGE(S)

    English, Italian

    AUDIENCE(S)

    Trainees, Adult learners, Teachers, Trainers, Educators, Parents

    PRODUCT TYPE

    Website

    AVAILABILITY

    Link to

    COPYRIGHT

    No