News

Great meeting to launch the TOY-PLUS project in Leiden

November 17, 2016 |

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 |

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 |

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

TOY in the Italian online ECEC magazine ‘ZeroSeiUp’

October 17, 2016 |

After presenting the TOY experience to the National Italian ECEC conference in Milan last February, our Italian TOY partner, Azienda Speciale Consortile ‘ReteSalute’ has been invited to write an article about TOY for the online ECEC magazine ‘ZeroSeiUp’. >> Read more

TOY in the Journal of Intergenerational Relationships

September 8, 2016 |

Our colleagues from the University of Aveiro, Sacha Vieira, Liliana Sousa and Hester Radstake, have recently published an article in the well-known international Journal of Intergenerational Relationships. >> Read more