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ECCENTRIC Webinar: Setting up an intergenerational project to promote sustainable mobility

10/07/2020

European cities are facing several challenges when it comes to their senior citizens. While this population group is growing, it is key to enable and empower them to move around the city independently and sustainably.

A CIVITAS ECCENTRIC webinar, which is taking place on 10 July from 11:30 to 13:00 CEST, brings you experiences from cities that have rolled out sustainable urban mobility projects that target the elderly and youth, bring generations together, and promote self-determined mobility and sustainability.

Learn from Lea Wiser from Munich how to combine sustainable mobility, climate protection and internet education for seniors with the help from high school students.

Hear Pilar Castro from Madrid discuss how to empower senior citizens and teenagers to take matters into their own hands and move around sustainably and independently.

Munich’s intergenerational project “transfer – being mobile, staying mobile” is an environmental education project which aims to empower young and elderly citizens to make environmentally conscious decisions related to their own mobility patterns.

Its main objective is to enable senior citizens to organise their daily mobility with the help of modern communication devices, such as computers, tablets or smartphones. This is achieved through workshops in which teenagers pass on their competencies with ICT devices to older generations.

Madrid has developed a specific mobility management strategy containing not only special information and communication strategies to address youth and the elderly, but also advice on how to improve accessibility to key public facilities such as schools, parks and playgrounds, health and senior activity centres. Peer-to-peer communication is at the core of this programme.

During the webinar, you will learn about:

  • Benefits of intergenerational projects
  • First-hand experience implementing the projects in Munich and Madrid
  • How to bring together schools, teenagers, and the elderly  
  • The importance of autonomous mobility for the elderly
  • How different learning modules were structured and conducted in Munich, including the use of an "age suit“ when conducting workshops
  • How to adapt Munich’s and Madrid’s programmes to different needs
  • Drivers and barriers of implementing the programmes

Agenda

  • 11:30 - Opening and Welcome, Paula Land, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability
  • 11:40 - Transfer - being mobile, staying mobile, Lea Wiser, Green City e.V. Munich
  • 12:10  - Peer-to-peer activities for youth and elderly promoting sustainable mobility and autonomy, Pilar Castro, City of Madrid
  • 12:40  - Question and answer session
  • 13:00 - End

Registration

Based on the audience’s interest, there is the possibility to sign up for one-on-one consultation on how to replicate Munich’s transfer measure.

Please register for the webinar here.

Image credit: Christa Schiffer_Greencity

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