This week we welcomed with pride the publication of the chapter ‘Intergenerational Learning: A Tool for Building and Transforming Cultural Heritage’ that the TOY team Margaret, Giulia and Jessica wrote for the Oxford Handbook of Public Heritage Theory and Practice.
Normally we associate the term ‘public heritage’ with architecture, archeology and museums, however it is now an interdisciplinary field where humanities and social sciences converge. In this book the editors speak about “public heritage” as a way of bringing together these emerging interconnected practices. >> Read more
Today, 8th April, is International Roma Day. It is a day marked to celebrate Romani history, culture, language and aspirations. While we praise the intentions and the efforts behind this initiative, we must conclude that there is not much to celebrate. The Roma are still one of Europe’s most disadvantaged groups: they are highly discriminated against and suffer from negative stereotypes, high levels of poverty and unemployment, poor education and deprivation. 35.7% of Roma population is under 15, and the discrimination and marginalization Roma suffer has a big detrimental effect on children in terms of their rights, development, and possibilities for their future. >> Read more
A couple of weeks ago representatives of institutes of higher education, government, civic society and policy makers from all continents gathered in Dublin to share, debate and explore new frontiers of ageing across a broad range of themes at the International Age-friendly conference hosted by the DCU – Dublin City University. The DCU developed in 2012 Ten Principles for an Age-Friendly University and has been leading a global age-friendly university initiative ever since. >> Read more
The Mayor of Lleida, Àngel Ros, lead the XIII Congress of Education Cities on the 1st and 2nd of February in the Palace of Congress of “La Llotja”, Lleida. Lleida hosted the meeting because it has been the city in charge of the State Network for the last two years. The Network is made up of 184 municipalities. >> Read more
TOY for Inclusion is delighted to announce that new Play Hubs for young children, families and adults have opened this month in Belgium, Croatia, Italy, Slovenia and Slovakia. Our Play Hubs are safe education and care spaces where relationships between Roma and non-Roma young children and their families are built. TOY inspired intergenerational activities are part of the programme being offered in all the Play Hubs. >> Read more