Study: Generation Policy

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Pre-study: Generational Policy - Dialogue of Generations free scientific work on behalf of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Family, Women and Seniors Baden-Württemberg.


Social and demographic developments are creating a series of social changes and shaping the framework for generational policies. Changes are also affecting generational relationships; spaces for the encounters of the generations become less frequent in everyday life. In order to foster a trustful intercourse between the generations as a basis for a common future together, intergenerational activities are initiated, in which the old and the young benefit from each other outside of family relations.


Based on a qualitatively oriented critical inventory of selected intergenerational activities (events, projects and long-term offers) in Baden-Württemberg, the present study identifies fields of action, success conditions and guiding criteria for a long-term overall concept for the policy area "Generational Policy".


In the quality-oriented pre-study, various research tools were used: in an expert workshop, practitioners from different areas of activity were heard, and a questionnaire was used to assess current intergenerational activities and practical examples. This research was supplemented by Internet and telephone research. In expert interviews, experts were asked about the supporting framework conditions.

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