Big Foot Project Presentation Eng


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a comprehensive presentation, giving the overview of the Big Foot project: Crossing Generations, Crossing Mountains, in English

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Big Foot Project Presentation Eng

  1. 1. CROSSING GENERATIONS, CROSSING MOUNTAINS Name of the speaker Meeting Name Venue/Date
  2. 2. • Funded with the support of the Grundtvig - LLP Programme: life-long learning• Focused on main challenges: – Migration of younger people to urban areas due to the lack of job opportunities – Socio-cultural marginalization of elderly people, who have lost their role of mediators and promoters of the local knowledge and traditions – lack of opportunities to valorize and enhance existing competencies of the younger and older inhabitants, in order to support sustainable community development
  3. 3. Loss of Sustainable intergenerational development connections
  4. 4. Overcoming the gaps through:•Encouraging intergenerational learning anddialogue in mountain areas•Valorizing skills and knowledge of olderand younger generations•Finding creative solutions for sustainablelocal development through combiningtraditional knowledge and natural heritagewith modern communication tools andexpertise
  5. 5. Gubbio,ITALY Trikala, Greece Berkovitsa, Bulgaria
  6. 6. • Local families and other stakeholders: through participatory mappings of the territory• Elderly people: as heritage trainers• Younger people: as heritage travelers• Community stakeholders: as heritage beneficiaries
  7. 7. • "Participatory Mapping" - consultation in selected communities – Analysis of local perspectives, community needs and asses the local environmental, historical and cultural resources. – bottom up approach – dependent on the participation of the community members – should reflect their perception endogenous development
  8. 8. • What can be found in on our territory ? Where ?• What do we want to valorise? Transmit to the others ?• What are our competencies?• What are our needs?• What do we want to learn?
  9. 9. 2. Participatory mapping will be used to developthe Learning and training intervention: – a combination of experiential learning and community service opportunities. – Elderly locals will act as trainers of younger people, tourists and interested stakeholders in three fields: • tourism, • handicrafts, • ecology of production and consumption.•i.e: manufacturing, use of resources for cooking, story telling,discovery of touristic paths, sustainable agriculture etc.
  10. 10. • Training possibilities for the younger and older;• Proposed and tested solutions for the elderly and younger inhabitants to be socially involved and economically active;• A Tool Kit: transferring the project experience to the Carpathian communities – printed and digital ;• Project Website, Communities Livelihood Platform and Facebook Page• Guides on intangible heritage: printed and digital
  11. 11. • Economic development: increasing the added value of existing activities, diversification of local economies;• Valorization of human capital: transmission of activities to younger generations; promoting entrepreneurship, development of skills;• Sustainable management of natural resources, such as through improved dialogue between the community and protected area managers;• Promotion of culture, local heritage and traditions: ensuring intergenerational communication, maintaining a balance between economic development
  12. 12. • The purpose of the “Big Foot” project is directly linked to the EU Regional policy and especially the idea of the “community led local development”• “Big Foot” timely fits the European development agenda in 2012 -European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations.
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