Intergenerational Learning

We offer a multi-level, customized Intergenerational Learning training programme that will suit the needs of all types of learners who want to know more intergenerational practice and learning. Our training materials explain how intergenerational practice and learning can applied in a variety of social issues and contexts and explore why these concepts are relevant in today’s society.
Our training packages equip learners with a number of tools and techniques for facilitating intergenerational relationships, including how to tackle issues such as stereotypes and the different needs that can exist between the generations.
We are also pleased to now offer the European Certificate in Intergenerational Learning (ECIL) - a European course that introduces learners to the fundamental principles of planning, implementing and evaluating intergenerational practice and learning.
To learn more about ECIL and other training options we offer, contact Julie Melville: julie.melville@bjf.org.uk

European Map of Intergenerational Learning (EMIL) EMIL is a collaborative network of members working together to support intergenerational learning taking place across Europe. Established in 2009 with the Beth Johnson Foundation, the network uses the existing expertise of partner organisations already working in the field to create a learning network for others involved in intergenerational programmes across Europe.
EMIL continues to expand its‘ active recruitment of new members, both nationally and internationally. EMIL now has over 600 members – both individuals and organisations throughout Europe, which continues to illustrates the strength and breadth of its’ membership base. EMIL (BJF) is now recognised and used as a source for current news/ events and information exchange in the field throught the networks‘ regular newsletter, e-bulletins, and the addition of a variety of accessible publications and tools on the resources section of EMIL‘s website.

European Certificate in Intergenerational Learning (ECIL)The ECIL project piloted a collection of intergenerational learning training approaches developed in the UK (BJF) with a number of partners across Europe. Through this process the materials were tested for wider European relevance. Different delivery mechanisms were tested and materials redrafted into a distance learning package that is now ready to be delivered throughout Europe.

ECIL introduces learners to the fundamental principles of planning, implementing and evaluating intergenerational practice and learning. The course also explains the relevance of intergenerational practice and learning to a number of key policy areas, explain how they can applied in a variety of social issues and contexts and explore why these concepts are relevant in today’s society.


If you are interested in learning more about these intergenerational learning initiatives, contact Julie Melville, European Projects Manager at: julie.melville@bjf.org.uk  


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