Promoting and enhancing intergenerational relations

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Promoting and enhancing intergenerational relations

The first generational exchange projects originated in the United States in the late 1960s with the aim of exploiting the resources of the younger and older generation.

Today, years later, the European Union also promotes intergenerational exchange projects developed, above all, in educational and school contexts, in facilities for the elderly and in places of care, precisely to cope with the sudden demographic changes, which increasingly affect public finances and social protection.

On 29 April 2009, the first European Day of Solidarity and Cooperation between Generations took place, established with the aim of bridging the gap between generations and improving the quality of life of both.

Since then, the European Union has been renewing its commitment to strengthen solidarity and cooperation between generations in order to promote a fair and sustainable society.

Attached is a legislative overview on the topic of Promoting and enhancing intergenerational relations