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Why is intergenerational learning important?

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THE TraMe PROJECT :Transferring Competencies through Self Narration and the Mentoring Process

The TraMe Partnership focuses on Intergenerational Learning and brings together eight organizations which are committed, with their specific competences, to support the cultural and educational values that go along with traditional artisanship and handicrafts.

Experienced in mentoring as well as in helping pass on the passion and knowledge connected with handicraft traditions, all partners are keenly aware of the need to increase motivation and skills amongst artisans to pass on their knowledge as well as help the younger generations understand the importance of learning about craft skills and activities.

TraMe Partnership – General  Aims


  • Use the self-narration method to increase Artisans’ motivation and ability to be mentors for their trade;

  • Increase young adults’ awareness of the importance of this cultural heritage.


    TraMe Partnership  - Objectives

  • To exchange, test and document best practices for using “self-narration” skills which enhance intergenerational learning methods to help pass on traditions and artisanship. 

  • To show how project activities may be very important in fostering active and responsible citizenship between generations.

  • Encourage Intergenerational Learning between generations to experience receiving and passing on traditional knowledge and enhance active citizenship.

  • Increasing the motivation of mature and older artisans of each country to help safeguard the cultural heritage and the wealth that comes from the diversity of cultures and experiences.

  • Raise awareness on the benefits from a wide approach, coming from the different points of view, the competencies and strengths of the various organizations.

    Main products of the TraMe Partnership

  • A video guide on “working life self-narration” best practices, created by individual participants of self-narration workshops implemented by each organization, to describe how to use working life narrations to reach young people.

  • One seminar in each country disseminating information about the processes and results of the project. In particular it will show how intergenerational activities like those of the project contribute to an active and responsible citizens.


    European Added Value

    In this current time of crisis all European Countries share the need to promote the role of education in connecting people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. This project uses a new pedagogical tool (generative-narration) to promote actions of responsible citizenship.  The multifaceted inputs provided by the wide cultural spectrum of the consortium will ensure that the final products are useful and of inspiration for self-narration training courses for mature/older artisans in many European Countries.

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