With Creation-POP project, we want to offer new ways of intergenerational and lifelong learning through creative arts. We wish to provide new, innovative ways of including older people in our activities. Through our activities we want to tackle ageism, to provide an environment for active aging, and to find ways on how to bridge intercultural, intergenerational and social divide through creativity, arts and culture.
“Aging is not “lost youth” but a new stage of opportunity and strength.”
Betty Friedan, writer
Across Europe, changing demographic trends have seen important increases in ageing populations. Globally, the share of the population aged 65 years or over is expected to increase from 9.3 per cent in 2020 to around 16.0 per cent in 2050. In Europe, older people are more and more facing ageism which refers to the stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination towards others or oneself based on age.
Ageism can negativly effect on ones civic engagement, social participation, can erode solidarity between generations, and can impact health, longevity and well-being while also having far-reaching economic consequences.
Through the Creation POP project, we want:
To provide new, innovative ways of social inclusion for older people through creative arts.
To raise awareness among younger generations and among older people about intergenerational learning and activities.
To enhance the competences of educators and other adult education staff.
To improve the availability of high quality learning opportunities for adults.
Evaluation of the needs of older people through surveys.
Methodology on the basis of theatrical activities.
Implementation of learning training teaching activities for educators, intergenerational or lifelong activity facilitators, on creative arts activities with social impact.
Theatrical workshops to establish connections between different age generations, allowing intergenerational learning and exposing social issues.
Report on understanding the needs of older people and how to support their social inclusion.
Study of intergenerational learning activities for social inclusion of older people.
Creation POP methodology to provide educators and activity facilitators with a practical guide for working with older people in intergenerational groups.
Creation POP Toolkit with drama therapy techniques and instructions for conducting theater workshops to highlight social issues.
Creation POP platform with an interactive toolkit and a Creation POP Guidebook summarising the Creation POP methodology.