The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration has launched a call for evidence as part of its inquiry into intergenerational connection.
The deadline for submissions is 7 September 2018.
The APPG aims to develop new, innovative ideas for building bridges between people of different generations.
This call for evidence invites respondents to answer any or all of the following questions:
- Do you think the manner in which people belonging to different age groups interact has changed at all in in recent years? If so, what is the nature of these changes?
- What are the main barriers in today’s society to people of different generations sharing meaningful connections?
- Have you encountered, or been involved in, any successful projects or initiatives which strengthen ties across the generations? What explains the success of this project or initiative?
- What role do you think national, regional, and local government should play in promoting intergenerational connection? Is there any best practice – international or domestic – which might be drawn upon to inspire action in this regard within these different tiers of government?
- What is the role of the private sector in promoting intergenerational connection? How can private sector organisations collaborate with public sector organisations in building these bonds?
- How can housing and planning projects create opportunities for social mixing between people of different ages?
- How can public institutions and services, such as schools and those providing health and social care, be designed to foster intergenerational connection?
- How might policymakers frame political narratives and shape the public debate in a way that fosters intergenerational connection? For example, are policies designed to win over specific age groups detrimental to social integration?
- What role do you think intergenerational connection plays in enhancing economic justice between the generations? For example, does enhanced dialogue have an impact on the way different age groups understand one another’s economic priorities?