Young and old share meals in the school canteen, open up each other’s worlds in the process, and engage in communal activities.
Reviving the Community of Žiūrai
A dying village in rural Lithuania is saved by rebuilding the intergenerational community around folklore songs, reviving the village centre, and bringing current and former inhabitants together in a social media group.
Adopt a Grandad
This project in Milan represents ‘a meal across generations’ as senior citizens share their lunchtime with schoolchildren, increasing social cohesion.
On the Trail of Prejudices in Częstochowa
An interactive game for all ages challenges prejudices, discrimination, and hate speech in society, involving school children, educators, entrepreneurs, and local communities.
Humanitas Retirement Village
Students receive free accommodation for 30 hours per month of their time to support the care of elderly care home residents.
Low-Cost Student Flat-Sharing in the Ehpad
Low-cost intergenerational flat-sharing creates greater social cohesion between students and the elderly.
Granny Residence: Closing the Gap between Generations
Young people from the city stay with older people in rural areas, to create lasting connections between generations, preserve cultural heritage, and develop young people’s sense of belonging.
Retired Volunteers Care for Newborns
Well-trained senior citizens volunteer to provide newborn babies with critically needed physical closeness when the parents cannot be there – to reduce infant stress and keep newborns’ immune systems strong.
Krakow Community Gardens
Community urban gardening brings residents closer to nature and strengthens social ties in a large city.
Laboratory of Architecture 60+ (LAB 60+)
An innovative integrated design project facilitates social cohesion and intergenerational residential communities, to prepare for an ageing society.
Hello, How Are You?
Volunteers “adopt a grandparent” to help senior citizens battle isolation loneliness, support them in daily tasks, and remind them to take their medicine during lock-down.