Marina Sagastizabal Emilio-Yus, Amaia Eiguren Munitis

An intergenerational public-community care initiative in the Basque Country, Spain: bringing together two at risk groups: children and elderly people

Contemporary society is older and more diverse than ever before. In the face of increasing demand for care provision, there is an urgent need for new social responses. Intergenerational projects represent a step in this direction, through the construction of community spaces that strengthen both the relational dimension of care and promote social cohesion. The particular case study addressed in this paper is an intergenerational public-community project in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. This project facilitates the generation of networks of mutual care between at risk children and elderly people. Using a qualitative methodology, this paper analyses some of the achievements and limitations. The conclusions suggest a need to further support and sustain projects of this type, which promote a more inclusive society for people of all ages.


Keywords: Intergenerational; public-community care; elderly people; children; Basque Country

To cite this article

Sagastizabal Emilio-Yus, M. ; Eiguren Munitis, A. (2024). Iniciativa público-comunitaria de cuidados en el País Vasco: una experiencia intergeneracional entre infancia y mayores en situación de vulnerabilidad. Investigaciones Regionales - Journal of Regional Research, , .