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The Big Foot project aimed at tackling common challenges of the rural mountainous regions, including the lack of economic opportunities and out-migration of the younger population, by applying a participatory intergenerational learning approach. The project demonstrated the value of enabling and valuing the skills and knowledge of both the older and the younger generations in order to enable innovative, creative and productive solutions for local sustainable development.
Based on current intergenerational programmes, initiatives and practices the Intergenerational Approach Handbook has been developed as a facilitator guide for communities, organisations and individuals by providing a framework to plan how activities can be developed to address their particular interests and to be a gateway to a range of resources to support and inform this planning. The Handbook can be also used as a reference document for people already engaged in programmes by presenting procedures for assessing and evaluating those activities.
The Intergenerational Approach Handbook is set out as follows: