The realization and management of dissemination and communication should be an integral part of all transnational projects. „The dissemination process, consisting of the set of actions and strategies aimed at disseminating the results of a European mobility project, aims to encourage the transfer of results and their practical use by a wider audience, in order to maximize the impact on all potentially interested parties” (https://www.etnmagazine.eu/erasmus/5-tips-for-an-effective-dissemination-strategy-for-an-erasmus-project/). This means dissemination should be an integral part of the whole project, therefore it must be concretized during all phases of the programme’s realization: before, during and of course after the project period.
Our Erasmus+ Wiselife project started in December 2020 with the aim to implement primarily with the idea of raising awareness and combating this type of discrimination against the elderly. From the beginning, it was (and is) important for all members to offer information about the project: defining both its general characteristics and specific activities, its aims, goals, in order to highlight the added value, results and innovative nature of Wiselife.
It was a great opportunity to communicate about all these topics of Wiselife at the International Conference on Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC2021), organized by Dr. Zeynep Alat and Dr. Kazım Alat, Ege University, Turkey between 28-29 July, 2021. The keynote speakers were: Nicola S. Barbieri, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy), Tija Zirina, University of Latvia (Latvia), Cristina Maria Mesquita Gomes, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança (Portugal), Gianina-Ana Massari, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi (Romania) and Anne Lise Wie, Nord University (Norway). The conference theme was: Learning Environments for Young Children and my presentation’s title was Erasmus+ Wiselife – Raising awareness about ageism. I had the possibility to explain in detail our project also from the perspective how young children can be made aware to the challenge and difficulties of aging and ageism. More than 120 participants attended the conference and had the chance to ask questions and make comments about Wiselife.
International Conference on Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC2021): https://www.ecec2021.org/