Civic education and the elderly: in search of meanings
The working Group “Civic Online Education” invites you to a live broadcast of the final tenth issue of the EENCE podcast.
The discussion will take place on September 30, 2021, starting at 12.00 (GMT +3).
When the conversation turns to civic education, they talk primarily about education for young people and rarely about civic education for representatives of other generations. And it is extremely rare to hear about civil education for the elderly at all.
What is the reason for this?
With the fact that older people in the Eastern Partnership countries, as well as in Russia, are still considered the most conservative part of society, it makes no sense to work with them?
With the fact that they do not believe that they can somehow influence what is happening in society?
Or maybe it’s because there are very few providers of civic education who want and know how to work with this age group?
We will talk about this, as well as about what civic education for the elderly can be, whether it is worth “investing” in it, how to help older people believe in their need and importance in the final issue of the EENCE podcast “Civic Online Education”.
The working language of the event is Russian.
Moderator and speaker: Vitaut Rudnik, member of the Coordinating Council of the Eastern European Network of Civic Education, Chairman of the Board of the NGO “Center” Third Sector” (Grodno, Belarus), trainer and expert in the field of civic education and adult education.
Speaker: Raisa Sinelnikova, expert on aging. For many years, she worked as an expert of the Swiss Red Cross on the activation of older people (in Belarus, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and a number of other countries). Expert of the coalition “For Decent Longevity” (Belarus).
The project is supported by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung / bpb) with funds allocated by the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.