Adults Learning for Intergenerational Creative Experiences

The project “Adults Learning for Intergenerational Creative Experiences” focuses the idea of Intergenerational Learning as key to achieve important Key Competences.
It  also aims to reinforce the role of adults (grandparents, parents, volunteers) as educators. But not in a traditional way!

New opportunities for intergenerational learning need to be based on new languages: creative languages, beyond just transmitting information from one generation to another.


  • To help adults, senior citizens and volunteers to reflect and acquire competences necessary to become effective educators. Their actions can have a positive impact on their children’s future learning.
  • To provide adults, senior citizens  and volunteers with creative languages  able to generate opportunities for intergenerational learning;
  • To train adults’ trainers to use the  ALICE methodological approach .
    This fosters  a  new  role  for  adults  as educators  and  reinforce  social cohesion.
    In the process, the value of adult  training institutions is reconsidered.


  • CISRE– International Center of Studies for Educational Research and Advanced Training at University Ca’ Foscari of Venice. It’s the project Coordinator
  • SEED – Swiss non profit organization was born from the belief that an adequate use of ICT and e-learning technologies can make a difference in education and training initiatives in cooperation and development projects.
  • THE MOSAIC ART AND SOUND LTD – located at London, is mainly involved in the understanding and applications of music as an art  and  a  science and  its role in education.
  • TUC / MUSIC Laboratory – located in Crete, Greece, it is a research center that aims at the development of information  systems, deepening  eLearning and digital libraries beyond the used of technologies in education.
  • FONDAZIONE NAZIONALE CARLO COLLODI – non profit organization from Pescia, Tuscany, Italy; it promotes children literature, reading and arts both at local level and at International/European level.
  • SOCIETATEA ROMANA PENTRU EDUCATIE PERMANENTA –  The Romanian Society for Lifelong Learning provides proper conditions so as more people may benefit of learning opportunities throughout their adult life.


Adults will be engaged in at least six local specific informal educational experiences to better interact with children, through creative languages; experiences will cover a range of creative activities.

In order to promote the better quality of adults’ learning , the project will launch a transversal, European training of adults’ trainers as reflective support to local activities through eLearning methodology to discuss the topic of intergenerational learning at European level.


Project Scientific Coordinator: Prof. Umberto Margiotta
Project Manager and Education Coordinator: dr. Juliana E. Raffaghelli
Dr. Barbara Baschiera 
Dr. Elena Zambianchi