April 29th – EMIL launches its State of Intergenerational Practice and Learning Report

Posted in: News on April 29, 2014

Since 2009, April 29th has been designated as the European Union Day of Solidarity between Generations. The objective of this annual celebration is to make the European Union more age-friendly and better adapted to our ageing population, as well as have intergenerational solidarity high on the EU agenda. Once again local, national and European organisations are encouraged to celebrate awareness-raising events to highlight this special day and the need of greater intergenerational solidarity in an ageing society. In the past, the European Map of Intergenerational Learning (EMIL) has marked this important date by launching a number of key activities and events the network has developed and organised. These yearly events have ranged from an Annual Awards programme that highlighted and showcased existing examples throughout Europe where intergenerational work adds value (EMIL AWARDS PROGRAMME REPORT: A European Perspective on Examples of Intergenerational Learning & Practice) to a series of events held across Europe that brought together an audience of people of different ages to consider a number of questions from their own national perspective, including recommendations for creating a ‘society for all ages’ (European Year 2012 Roundtable Events: Final report). This year EMIL has committed to producing a report on the state of intergenerational practice and learning in Europe. As part of this publication, EMIL is currently collecting a number of national profiles from member countries that capture key trends, programmes, research and policy that relate to intergenerational learning and practice in each country throughout Europe. This report will aim to enhance public interest and awareness on the essential role and value of intergenerational communication and learning for sustainable societal innovation and development, as well as highlight and promote important and innovative concepts, initiatives and practices that may inspire and empower generations in Europe. Click here to learn more about how to contribute to EMIL's The State of Intergenerational Practice & Learning Report. For more info, contact Julie Melville, EMIL Project Manager: EMIL@bjf.org.uk


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