The Learning for Well-being Foundation actively participated in the Philea Forum 2023, themed ‘A New Compass for Europe: Forged in Crisis, Forward in Hope’, held in Šibenik, Croatia, from May 23rd to 25th.
During one of the parallel sessions, our Managing Director, Yakarah Attias Rosen, had the privilege of co-facilitating a workshop titled ‘Finding common ground between generations: Philanthropy turning this gap into an opportunity.’ This dynamic workshop delved into the untapped potential of intergenerational collaboration, addressing the pressing challenges faced by our increasingly polarized society. With a specific focus on the upcoming EU elections 2024, the workshop aimed to help participants explore the merits of an intergenerational perspective, introduce innovative methodologies, and unlock the transformative power that lies within.
Yakarah also participated as a “coach” to the Elevate Children Funders Group session at the Forum on the Funders Toolkit on Child and Youth Participation. The session aimed to be a peer support space for foundations and organisations grappling with meaningfully engaging young people in their work. Our Foundation’s Intergenerational board is an example given in ECFG’s toolkit and much of the discussion focused on participatory grantmaking and involving children and youth in philanthropy.
Additionally, our Director of Development, Maria Paz, and our Founding Chair, Daniel Kropf, participated in several sessions and activities during the Forum, bringing to the discussion the Learning for Well-being framework and its potential to support the development of holistic well-being in people from all ages, support child participation and promote intergenerational partnerships, among others.
We are grateful for the opportunity to share ideas, learn and connect with philanthropists worldwide who gathered to discuss common interests and build bridges to continue creating projects.