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The European Map of Intergenerational Learning (EMIL) – Reports from the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations

Posted: April 10, 2013

About EMIL: The European Map of Intergenerational Learning (EMIL) is a collaborative network of members working together to support intergenerational learning taking place across Europe. Established in 2009, the network uses the existing expertise of organizations already working in the field to provide a learning network for others involved in intergenerational programs across Europe. Since its launch in 2009, EMIL has made significant progress in mapping intergenerational practice, highlighting intergenerational learning already taking place throughout Europe, developing its virtual learning model and engaging a growing active membership.

About the EMIL Roundtable Reports: Designating 2012 as the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations was intended to raise awareness of the contribution that older people make to society and encourage policymakers and relevant stakeholders at all levels to take action with the aim of creating better opportunities for active ageing and strengthening solidarity between generations. With that in mind, EMIL placed a call for proposals to run a series of roundtable events across Europe. Each of these events brought together an invited audience of professionals, older and younger people to consider a number of key questions from their national perspective. Each event has produced a summative report of its discussions, including recommendations for creating a ‘Society for All Ages’.

Final reports from the “European Year 2012 Roundtable Events” can be downloaded from the EMIL website. To become included in future EMIL networking activities and discussions aimed at sharing ideas, knowledge, and visions for intergenerational work across Europe, contact Julie Melville, EMIL Project Coordinator: EMIL@bjf.org.uk.