Together Old & Young: How should we live together?
We are living in a time when European cities are more culturally diverse
than ever before. Many people, particularly those who are most
vulnerable, are struggling to achieve a sense of belonging and find a good
life for themselves.
The international research project ‘Together Old and Young (TOY)’ (see
box) demonstrates that social engagement between generations is a
key factor for the well-being of all. Intergenerational learning can
make an important contribution to bridging the gap between different
social groups in society.
We need an integrated approach to social and educational policy which
doesn’t divide the learning and development needs of young children and
their families from the learning needs of older adults, but rather seeks to
capitalize on the potential of both groups to learn from, and with, each
For more information and to read the full TOY position paper please follow the link below.