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The GUM Training Tool: A step-by-step guide to delivering a successful intergenerational physical activity programme

By Katarzyna Kula, ISCA

The value of staying active and the benefits it brings are well established, as the Generations Uniting through Movement (GUM) project has highlighted in its first published resources. And we are delighted to bring to life another useful resource from this project, the GUM training tool, designed by the EU-supported GUM project partnership. 

This online learning journey is a customised roadmap for trainers, practitioners and organisations that are eager to boost their expertise in promoting movement and physical activity across different generations, particularly youth and seniors. Additionally, it offers guidance to unlock the potential of digital literacy training across generations to help boost participation. The training follows the structure of the GUM programme model created through the project, as an example of an intergenerational physical activity programme.

The training tool emphasises not just the theoretical aspects, but also explores the benefits of engaging in the GUM programme. It presents inspiring case studies from around the world and tackles a crucial issue today: ensuring the sustainability of initiatives like the GUM programme.

The training will now be used as part of the specific support provided by GUM partners to carry out pilots of the programme in five countries. But it is also available for anyone who is curious to dig in further and build their capacity to work with youth and seniors.

The online learning content is available in five languages (English, Slovenian, French, Spanish, and Bulgarian), enhancing accessibility and facilitating the spread of knowledge about intergenerational movement and physical activity programmes.

Would you like to learn how to develop best practices in supporting grassroots intergenerational activity?

Start your journey along the GUM training tool’s roadmap to find out how to help different generations #sticktogether and #movetogether! 
Upon finishing the training, you will be able to:

  • Outline the goals, principles and components of an intergenerational movement and physical activity programme
  • Design and deliver a successful GUM programme
  • Develop participants’ digital literacy and promote this as a unique selling point of your GUM offer

Visit the GUM project website to find out more 

The GUM project is funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.

Posted on 13/03/2024 by Katarzyna Kula, ISCA


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