UK Parliament Week Intergenerational Event
Bridging the generation gap
This project is part of the UK-wide “Parliament Week” programme occurring across the country in November.
The future of democracy has never seemed to be so uncertain and young people and older people appear to have starkly different views on what should be the priorities for the future. This event will offer the opportunity for different generations to discuss whether this so-called generational divide might be bridged.
- From: Wednesday 6 November 2019, 5.30 pm
- To: Wednesday 6 November 2019, 7.30 pm
- Location: Lecture Theatre 3, Newton building, Main Entrance, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
- Booking deadline: Tuesday 5 November 2019, 12.00 pm
The project considers the idea that there is an emerging “generational” divide in British society, with young people and seniors/retired people holding starkly different views in terms of the social and political priorities for the future. The ongoing developments over Brexit offer a very obvious example of this generational divide – but it is not the only one.
So is it possible to find common ground between the generations? And if so, how? This event will bring together in conversation young people and seniors/retired people to see whether this so-called generational divide might be bridged.
Who is the event aimed at?
We would like young people and seniors/retired people to join together in conversation to identify common concerns, interests and ambitions.
Aims and Objectives
It is anticipated the event would form the first step of a journey leading to a shared set of intergenerational priorities that might be presented to (local and national) politicians - to work out how to open-up the conversation and help strengthen the voice of people and their communities across the generations, to achieve a deepening of democratic engagement.
You will build an understanding of shared concerns, interests and aspirations with others from within your own generational group and with other generations. We hope to develop ideas for getting your collective intergenerational voice heard, and ideas for increasing your influence over local democracy.
The event is free to attend and light refreshments will be available.
There will be no formal speakers, but the coordinator (Professor Matt Henn) will open and close the event:
- Welcome and introductions
- Workshop activities to agree plans, develop initial policy priorities
- Action planning for future events