This year for the Intergenerational Week we are proud to be working with the Together Old and Young- TOY project which is a global movement to promote young children and older adults learning together and promotes Intergenerational Learning an collaboration.
Their online course has just opened for registration and aims to promote awareness and expertise in developing good quality, sustainable intergenerational practice. This course teaches all about intergenerational practice and practical ways to create opportunities for Intergenerational Learning in your own area. To learn more click here.
The TOY Programme originated in the EU funded TOY Project (2012-2014) which took place in seven countries: Ireland, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland and Portugal. The TOY Project was unique amongst European intergenerational learning projects with its explicit focus on children in the early childhood years – 0 to 8 years. The Project brought together the two ends of the lifelong learning spectrum – early childhood education and activities for older adults. In collaboration with universities, NGOs and municipalities we researched, documented and supported learning initiatives involving young children and older adults in Europe. These initiatives took place in libraries, arts and cultural centres, community gardens, pre-schools and schools.