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 Experience Handbook: Raising awareness of age-friendly environments, presenting good practice examples and showcasing age-friendly cities as skills gaining destination for AFE-Activists.

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News & Events

These are our latest news and events:
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”

Jour Fix III in Vienna 2019.DEC.18 (EN+DE)
Jour Fix III in Vienna 2019.DEC.18 (EN+DE)

Gathering different opinions and needs of fellow citizens

Jour Fix II in Vienna 2019.NOV.19 (EN+DE)
Jour Fix II in Vienna 2019.NOV.19 (EN+DE)

Gathering different opinions and needs of fellow citizens

Start of AFE Online Survey in Hanau (EN+DE)
Start of AFE Online Survey in Hanau (EN+DE)

The AFE survey was launched on 14 November 2019 and focusses on the commitment of seniors for the improvement of age-friendly environments. It was drafted by ISIS and the Seniors’ Office of the City o…

Fourth workshop in Transvaal 2019.NOV.13 (EN+NL)
Fourth workshop in Transvaal 2019.NOV.13 (EN+NL)

AFE Activists Workshop Series in Hanau Completed 2019.SEP-NOV (EN+DE)
AFE Activists Workshop Series in Hanau Completed 2019.SEP-NOV (EN+DE)

From September until November 2019 three successful workshops were held in Hanau. Interested senior citizens discussed ways of encouraging participation and representation of older people and how deci…

Outcomes

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Get in Touch

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