Supporting Spanish-speaking older migrants in BrusselsMobility has always been part of our history and many European and non-European citizens have settled in their adoptive countries. However, one can wonder how they adapt to their new home countries when time has come to retire and what is available...
Ageing Well in Wales Programme takes part in the AFE-INNOVNET NetworkAgeing Well in Wales is a national partnership programme with the overall aim to improve the lives of people aged 50+ living in Wales. It has five main themes through which it will achieve this aim; Age-Friendly Communities, Dementia Supportive...
Civil society must work hand in hand with local governmentAGE Platform Europe and the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) are both part of AFE-INNOVNET Steering Committee. On 4 December 2014, Frédéric Vallier, Secretary General of CEMR, addressed AGE Annual Conference highlighting the...
Hogar Accesible: what we are doing to improve quality of life of all citizensHogar Accesible aims to improve the quality of life of people by helping them enjoy life at home and in their neighbourhood for longer. To do so, they focus on solutions for independent living and accessibility. Hogar Accesible was an active...
What the City of Brussels is doing to improve the quality of life of its older residentsBack in 2009, the City of Brussels started working on the impact of demographic change with the support of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). This collaboration lead to a survey on the needs of senior citizens. The results of this survey helped the City of Brussels develop its ageing policy. Thanks to its efforts made to promote active ageing, the City received in 2010 the WHO label "Age-Friendly City." In 2011 the City confirmed his membership by signing the Dublin Declaration. Since February 2014, the City is a partner of the AFE-INNOVNET Thematic Network.
Why ESN joined the AFE-INNOVNET Network?The European Social Network (ESN) is the independent network for local public social services in Europe. ESN brings together people who design, manage and deliver social services in regions and municipalities, funding and regulatory agencies, and...
VVSG (Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities): why we joined AFE-INNOVNETThe Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities (Vereniging van Vlaamse Steden en Gemeenten, VVSG) is the representative member organisation of all (308!) Flemish municipalities, of the public centres for social welfare (Openbare Centra voor...
Ljubljana publishes booklet "Social Ljubljana"On 4 th July Health and social Care Department of the City of Ljubljana published a booklet Social Ljubljana. It is the eighth booklet in the Ljubljana – A Healthy City series. Ljubljana is a social city in the broadest sense of the word. It openly...
Public institution Socio, City of Celje, SloveniaThe Public institution Socio, based in the city of Celje, Slovenia, aims at helping individuals and families to develop, maintain and improve their social abilities. The institution consists of different programmes: Maternal home, Shelter for...
Why TNO joined the project?In what way do you believe the AFE INNOVNET project is likely to bring about real innovative changes to address population ageing in Europe? TNO is well aware that all over Europe, regions face the same challenge of having to deal with an ageing...