The 29th of May, the final conference of the Teddy Bears project took place in Paris. 64 participants were gathered in order to be introduced to the main outcomes of the project. An expert was also invited to present to the audience the main principles of intergenerational learning. All presentations were in French. The 4 international participants who were invited (2 Italians and 2 Belgians) were selected because they spoke French.
Participants were welcomed by Monique Epstein, general manager of the E-Seniors association ; Mrs Epstein gave a speech about the importance of being socially included and the role that long life learning plays in this matters.
Then, Ariane Girault, European project manager in charge of the Teddy Bears project, introduced the audience to the Erasmus + Programme. She presented the goals and objectives of such a programme, the eligible countries, and the national agency. Participants were really interested and asked many questions ; they mainly thought that Erasmus + was only targeting young people.
Later on, the Teddy Bears project was presented to the participants and its main outcomes : the “Handbook of Intergenerational E-learning” as well as e-learning platform. Participants were really interested and asked to have accounts in order to test the training programme that was developed in the framework of the project.
After the lunch break, an invited speaker presented to the audience the benefit of intergenerational learning. Anaïs Fernandez is a project manager for M3Cube association that is focusing on intergenerational links.
The following presentation was presenting the benefit of e-learning. A comparison was made between e-learning and face-to-face learning.
Finally, the last presentation was about the activities carried out in Paris in the framework of the project. The different workshops were presented.
The day ended with a buffet and some live music. Participants had a great time!