Plegma’s approach is to enable citizens to become actively involved in cultural events, form cultural networks to an exchange of know-how. The organization provides continuous training to cultural managers and organizes an award-winning traditional dance festival on Skopelos, on a yearly basis. It also coordinates a series of open discussions on various Aegean islands, throughout the year.
The grant regards an extension of the intergenerational program successfully carried out in 2018 on the islands of Skopelos, Skiathos, Syros and Andros. This program will take place on new target islands including Rhodes, Karpathos, Mykonos, Tinos and Naxos. The program involves bringing together children and elders on a regular weekly basis through the framework of three topics (stories, games and personal experiences). The program’s aims are on the one hand, for children to record the oral history of their elders, and in turn for the elderly to hone their creative skills and combat social exclusion by being a part of these intergenerational workshops. Under the guidance of educational personnel, children will meet with elderly islanders in order to collect stories, games and personal experiences. These narratives, which will act as a trigger for the development of visual works by children, will be recorded and the children’s creations and the recordings will be published online.