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Architects paying attention to intergenerational spaces

January 27, 2017 | toyproject
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The TOY Project has connected with ARUP, an global independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists. >> Read more

An article on how IGL brings benefit to both young and old

January 12, 2017 | toyproject
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An article published on 4th january 2017 in The Conversation highlights how shared spaces between young children and older people bring benefit to both generations. >> Read more

Great meeting to launch the TOY-PLUS project in Leiden

November 17, 2016 | toyproject
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Yesterday and today the TOY-PLUS project was launched in Leiden (NL), hosted by ICDI.

Representatives from all the partner organisations (universities, research institutes, NGOs and local authorities) came together to the Kick-off Meeting where we had a vibrant discussion about the implementation of the activities. A very good start to the project! >> Read more

A video on IGL from Linking Generations Northern Ireland

November 8, 2016 | toyproject
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TOY partner Linking Generations Northern Ireland shared with us a wee film they’ve made about the ethos behind their work and the simple but important ideas that lie at the heart of intergenerational practice: making connections to build stronger communities, tackling age stereotypes and sharing skills and experience….

They believe strongly – and we completely agree with them! – that intergenerational approaches are an innovative social tool to work towards building communities for all ages as well as positively engaging with a variety of other social issues such as community safety, skills and knowledge exchange and community wellbeing.

Click here to watch the video.

TOY Project awarded by Lifelong Learning Platform, Brussels

October 21, 2016 | toyproject
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Last week in Brussels, ICDI’s Margaret Kernan and Giulia Cortellesi had the honour of receiving the Lifelong Learning Award for the TOY project (Together Old and Young).  TOY was one of three initiatives recognized for their creativity, inclusivity and innovation in lifelong learning. >> Read more