ENIL – European Network for Intergenerational Learning

The main aim of the European Network in Intergenerational Learning is to promote Intergenerational Learning (IGL) by bringing together and supporting sustainable, effective practice in the field and by facilitating the exchange of ideas and expertise beyond individual projects, and by creating a mechanism for practitioners to influence policy and practice.


The main aims of the network are:

  • To promote Intergenerational Learning (IGL) by bringing together practitioners throughout Europe
  • To facilitate the exchange of ideas, expertise and effective practice by establishing channels of communication
  • To create support structures for influencing policy through research, dissemination and advocacy


The project results were as follows:

  • 3 annual reports on the state-of-art in IGL in Europe
  • 3 conferences, one every year, based on the results of the reports above.
  • European Glossary for IGL translated in all partner languages.
  • Website for exchange of expertise in IGL and as a forum for practitioners´ voices.
  • Support the streamlining, development, marketing and delivery of Grundtvig IST courses in the field of IGL.
  • Network magazine with a biannual frequency, online and hard copies.
  • National advocacy colloquiums in each partner country.



ENIL has a consortium of 22 partners from 18 different countries:

  • ECET – European Centre for Education and Training (BG)
  • Pädagogische Hochschule Tirol (AT)
  • Phtthe Cyprus Adult Education Association (CY)
  • The Institute of Applied Language Studies, University of West Bohemia (CZ)
  • Skole og Forældre (Danish National Parents Association) (DK)
  • DaisyLadies ry Immigrant Women Association (FI)
  • Espace Pedagogie Formation France (FR)
  • Literacy Resource Centre Of The Region Provence-Alpes-Cote D´azur (Cri) (FR)
  • Pedagogical Institute and School Psychology of the City of Nuremberg (DE)
  • National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) (IE)
  • ANP associazione nazionale dirigenti e alte professionalità della scuola (IT)
  • Soros International House (SIH) (LT)
  • Foundation for Educational Services (MT)
  • Vox, Norwegian Agency for Lifelong Learning (NO)
  • University of Humanities and Economics in Lodz (PL)
  • Romanian Institute for Adult Education (IREA) (RO)
  • EuroEd Foundation (RO)
  • The Association of Children and Youth Local Council Sibiu (RO)
  • Ljudska univerza Celje (SI)
  • Servicio De Juventud – Ayuntamiento De Cuenca (ES)
  • Hull City Council – Skills and Employability – Adult Education Service (UK)
  • Campaign for Learning (UK)


The third ENIL Conference took place in Cuence, Spain on the 16-18 October 2013. This year’s topic was “Intergenerational Learning Cities” and it was an occasion to present the benefits of Intergenerational Learning to different aspects of life in a city: from social cohesion to employment.

More information on http://www.enil2013cuenca.eu

The second ENIL conference was theld in Nurnberg on the 24-26 October 2012. It brought together more than 70 educators, practitioners, policy makers, organisations and individuals across Europe to discuss about Intergenerational Learning: Towards Active Ageing and Integenerational Solidarity.

One of the aims of the conference was to present the report on Intergenerational Learning and Active Ageing, which has been produced by four international experts as the result of a study carried out between June and September 2012 at the request of the European Network for Intergenerational Learning.

Read and download the report

Follow this link to download the conference material

The first ENIL conference took place in Rome, on the 10-11th November 2011. It brought together educators, practitioners, policy makers, organisations and individuals across Europe to discuss about ‘Intergenerational Learning and Volunteering

Follow this link to download the conference material