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Together Old and Young – TOY: young children and older adults learning together

The TOY project was initiated and is promoted by International Child Development Initiatives - ICDI.

The purpose of the TOY Programme is to promote intergenerational learning and create new possibilities for senior citizens and young children to learn together and benefit from each others’ company.  We believe that this is more important than ever before across the world. People are living longer but older adults and young children are having less and less contact with each other. Parents and grandchildren are migrating to cities and countries far away from grandparents.  >> read more

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TOY for Inclusion

TOY for Inclusion: Community Based Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) for Roma Children

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BiG | Borgo intergenerazionale Greco: three generations under one roof in Milan

A Blog by Cristian Zanelli, Vice president of ABCittá and coordinator of BiG

BiG | Borgo intergenerational Greco is an urban regeneration project that has restored the historic Cascina Conti in the Greco district of Milan. The project, comprising 25 mini-apartments, shared spaces and services is managed by ABCittà in agreement with the Municipality of Milan. >> Read more

The Story of Intergenerational Learning at Atlantic Technological University Sligo

Marie Hanmore-Cawley and Kate Brown team teach a module in intergenerational learning (IGL) at the Atlantic Technological University (ATU), Sligo Ireland. Their professional relationship was forged through a shared understanding of the power of intergenerational work, and a drive to embed IG learning in the curriculum at all levels of education, from Early Years to Higher Education. Read their blogpost about their story and current work.

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