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January 2012

Welcome to the first newsletter of the European Network of Intergenerational Learning (ENIL). ENIL is for practitioners, policy makers, organisations and individuals working in all forms of education and interested in implementing, sharing and influencing approaches to Intergenerational Learning.
Each newsletter will highlight resources and materials available in ENIL's online library at as well as other news, tips and useful resources for Intergenerational Learning (IGL).
This issue's suggested reading
ENIL Intergenerational Magazine and Report
Find your IGL Terminology using ENIL's online dictionary
2012 ENIL Conference
This issue's IGL Top Tip
Keep in Touch


This issue's suggested reading

ENIL's online library contains interesting articles, guides and resources and will be updated regularly. We've suggested some reading resources below that you can access from the library but don't forget to explore the library and the website too. If you have any suggestions for resources that you think should be featured please get in touch with the contact from your country via the ENIL website or Julia Wright, ENIL Information Manager on

Intergenerational Practice: A review of the Literature: published by NFER and Local Government Association

Teaching and Learning Resources
Innovative pedagogical models - Game Based Learning (GBL) - evita project

Policy documents
The programme UNV (United Nation's Volunteers) - resolution no.26/59 adopted by the UN General Assembly

Guides and other documents
Cross Ages Guide - Adaptation and integration of good practice in a lifelong perspective


ENIL Intergenerational Learning Magazine and Report- out now!


The first two issues of ENIL's new Intergenerational Learning European Magazine can be downloaded from the materials section of the ENIL website. The magazine features a range of articles and reports reflecting current Intergenerational Learning thinking and practice across Europe including: 'Generationology - a new interdiscipline for Integenerational Learning', 'Family Learning with the Roma People' and 'The European Map of Intergenerational Learning'.

ENIL has also published a new report on 'Intergenerational Learning and Volunteering'. The report, which is available in French, English and German, looks at current practice within IGL connected to volunteering at European level and what is happening at national level in terms of policy. It also includes a range of case studies from across Europe and recommendations for the further development and enhancement of IGL related to volunteering. The report can also be downloaded from the ENIL website


Find your IGL terminology using ENIL's online dictionary

ENIL's searchable online dictionary gives you the meanings of hundreds of terms connected to IGL and lifelong learning. The dictionary is available in 15 different languages and can be accessed via the ENIL Materials section of the website


2012 ENIL Conference - make sure you are registered to receive information

The next ENIL Conference will take place on theme of Learning, Active Aging and Intergenerational Solidarity. The date and location will be confirmed soon. To ensure you receive information automatically about the conference and how to apply for a grant to attend, register your details on the ENIL website by clicking on the 'join us' button.

The first ENIL conference, which took place in Rome on 10th and 11th November, considered 'Intergenerational Learning and Volunteering'. Presentations and materials from the conference will be available soon on the ENIL website


This issue's IGL Top Tip!

'When you are planning IGL, think carefully about how you can create opportunities for people to share and exchange knowledge so that there is reciprocity and learners can learn from each other'


Keep in touch!

To receive regular updates including conference news and this newsletter, register via the ENIL website by clicking on the 'join us' button.

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ENIL has been funded with support from the European Commission.
The content of this newsletter reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained herein.

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