AFE-Activists is an Erasmus+ project that aims to build the capacities of older people to have their voices heard. Also, it intends to train older people to realise Age-Friendly Environments in their own cities or communities. AFEdemy is research and training partner in this project that is led by Senior’s Initiatives Centre from Kaunas, Lithuania.
Within the project, AFEdemy organizes a 5 days study tour to Age-Friendly City The Hague in The Netherlands. Older people from Austria, Germany, Italy and Lithuania will visit several locations in The Hague to learn more about how to realise age-friendly initiatives at local level. The group will visit associated partner of the project, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, professor Urban Ageing Joost van Hoof, the municipality of The Hague, city executive Kavita Parbhudayal, Living Room in the Neighbourhood “Laakse Lente”, community centre Mandelaplein and Sportcampus, among others.
Next to the study tour, AFEdemy provides a training of 4 workshops to older people of the Transvaal district in The Hague. The training focuses on advocacy, age-friendly environments and developing plans and actions. The training will take place in the Autumn of 2019 and will result in the installation of an older people’s board in Transvaal at the closing meeting.