Welcome to the
Age-Friendly Environments Activists
(AFE-Activists)
project!

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About the project

We all know that people live longer and extend their lives as citizens, community members, and consumers in different domains. What are the implications for city planners and developers, social and health-care providers, public institutions and private companies?
People adapt to physical and physiological ageing effect as they grow old, but do cities and organisations, be they public institutions or private companies, understand these effects and have reflected on their implications in all aspects?
The overall objective of the Age-friendly Environments Activists project is to support and train older adults who want to: 
– promote and foster age-friendly environments in their cities and communities and
– to influence municipal agencies in their decision making
, so that the infrastructures and services are adapted to the diverse capacities, realities, needs and preferences of all residents of all ages.

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Partners

The project involves partner organisations in five European countries.

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Outcomes

Motivational and inspirational outcomes that foster activism on age-friendly environments.
Good practices
To motivate the future AFE Activists, project partners have developed a

Compendium of Good Practices of Advocacy in Age-friendly Environments.

Explains the background and recent developments in the area of age-friendly environments.

Presents 15 initiatives identified in EU countries.

Describes these in a standard form.

Training and study visits

In addition to in-class training, self-study, and project based learning, the non-formal training programme will include inspirational blended mobilities organised in age-friendly cities such as The Hague (the Netherlands) and Udine (Italy).

5 countries: Austria, Germany, Italy, Lithuania and The Netherlands.

AFE Advocacy Handbook: Covering the training curriculum and local activities, experiences gained in learning mobilities and interesting local activities realised by AFE-Activists.


AFE Advocacy Handbook

The project partners have developed a handy non-formal education tool to support people aged 65 and over in gaining skills and competences necessary to strengthen their civic engagements and influence municipal agencies in taking age-friendly actions.

Describes the profile of age-friendly environments activists.

Presents the trainings structure.

Explains the training approach and delivery methods, including local adaptations.

Presents the pilot activities planned and realised.

Gives handy tools for the training sessions and reflection.

* This publication is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

AFE Experience Handbook

The handbook contains a description of study visits to age-friendly cities for transnational learning events attended by selected participants of the AFE Activists training course.

Provides an overview of the key aspects, the origins of the concept and developments of age-friendly environments.

Presents the trainings structure.

Highlights the educational aspects of study visits.

Describes in detail of the projects and local initiatives observed in age-friendly cities The Hague and Udine.

Explains lessons learned and gives implications for follow-ups.

* This publication is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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News & Events

These are our latest news and events:
Inauguration of Handrails along the Danube River (EN+DE)
Inauguration of Handrails along the Danube River (EN+DE)

AFE Activists in Vienna advocated for more accessibility along the Danube river – a popular swimming and local recreational area. In the beginning of July the ceremonial inauguration of seven built …

Age-related situation in the light of pandemic in the project partner countries (EN+DE+IT+LT+NL)
Age-related situation in the light of pandemic in the project partner countries (EN+DE+IT+LT+NL)

The training has been held on 26 February 2020 in cooperation with Rome Municipality II. It focused on the elderly citizens’ rights and on the available tools to protect them.

Two handbooks presenting the AFE Activists training concept, approach and methods have been published. 2020.JUL.15 (EN)
Two handbooks presenting the AFE Activists training concept, approach and methods have been published. 2020.JUL.15 (EN)

The English versions of AFE Advocacy Handbook and AFE Experience handbook have been published in the Project Outcomes section and are available for downloading and using to raise awareness and promote…

Project’s success story published on AGE Platform’s Website. 2020.MAY.13 (EN)
Project’s success story published on AGE Platform’s Website. 2020.MAY.13 (EN)

The AFE activists project has taken up the scope of Erasmus+ project Mobility Scouts, which was selected as a „success story“ by a panel of experts by the Directorate-General for Education, Youth,…

A study visit to age-friendly city The Hague presented on WHO Global Network Age-friendly World. 2020.MAR.31 (EN)
A study visit to age-friendly city The Hague presented on WHO Global Network Age-friendly World. 2020.MAR.31 (EN)

The Hague Municipality hosted the study visit of 11 older adults from Lithuania, Germany, Austria and Italy to The Hague.

The second training workshop in Rome 2020.FEB.26 (EN+IT)
The second training workshop in Rome 2020.FEB.26 (EN+IT)

The training has been held on 26 February 2020 in cooperation with Rome Municipality II. It focused on the elderly citizens’ rights and on the available tools to protect them.

The first training workshop in Rome 2020.FEB.19 (EN+IT)
The first training workshop in Rome 2020.FEB.19 (EN+IT)

The training has been held on 19 February 2020 in cooperation with Rome Municipality II. It focused on how to best keep in good health in later life and on AFE Activists’ initiatives for good health…

National Multiplier Event: Towards an Age-Friendly City  in Rome 2020.FEB.07-08 (EN+IT)
National Multiplier Event: Towards an Age-Friendly City in Rome 2020.FEB.07-08 (EN+IT)

Italian National Multiplier Event: Towards and Age-Friendly City. “The current situation and the perspectives” and “The good practices”

Outcomes

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Get in Touch

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