Intergenerational learning

Brief description:

Intergenerational practice brings people from different generations together. They share activities, learn together, come to understand each other better, and have fun together with the ultimate goal of building age-friendly communities and improving the health and well-being of all generations. This training is designed for those who are interested in setting up an intergenerational learning initiative that brings together young children (0-9 years) and older people (55 – 74 years, 75 years+), or who wish to further develop an existing IGL initiative. The content of the training, which is organised into five modules, is based on the TOY (Together Old and Young) approach, which was developed in a European project that ICDI coordinated ( It is also possible to adapt the contents to include attention to older children and young people.

Duration: 2 to 3 days

Training topics include:

  • Introduction to TOY workshop – sharing prior experience
  • Young children and older people learn together
  • Young and old together: activities that work
  • Skills and Capacities of intergenerational mediators
  • Organising a successful intergenerational learning initiative

For: ECEC practitioners, social care practitioners, primary school teachers, trainers, and lecturers in higher and vocational education, senior volunteers, NGO staff, and those working in non-formal learning settings, such as libraries, community centres, cultural centres, or community gardens.