Education is a natural setting to support intergenerational learning and solidarity. Many interesting initiatives are taking place in our schools, universities, adult education and youth centres. A long-term strategic approach to intergenerational learning can contribute not only to economic growth, but also to social cohesion. It is a crucial asset in building inclusive communities and a “culture of caring”.
More initiatives and projects with mixed age groups between educational institutions and local communities are needed, such as opening up schools and higher education institutions to non-traditional publics. In the workplace initiatives that help young and old people transfer their skills can improve their working conditions and performance. Good practices in intergenerational learning should be better shared across the EU through an increased cooperation between Member States.