ASCE - Active Senior Citizens for Europe

ASCE - Active Senior Citizens for Europe

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Started on 1 September 2013, ASCE aims to support civil society organizations and older citizens to participate in and influence the EU political agenda and guide them to become key actors in decision-making at local, national and EU levels. More precisely, the project builds on the following 2 general objectives:

  • to give the opportunity to older citizens in 8 MS to learn more about the EU and to interact with EU policy makers in order to achieve an more age-friendly EU
  • to foster a greater sense of ownership of the EU among older citizens

The project will develop training material (based on the brochure ‘Active Citizens for Europe: A guide to the EU) that provide an overview of EU action relevant for older citizens and will organise series of meetings at EU and national levels to share this knowledge and foster discussions on EU policies and initiatives between civil society organisations coming from different EU MS. It will enable wider groups of seniors to develop a greater sense of ownership to the EU and get involved in the preparation of the upcoming European Parliament elections.