Georgios

Contact Person
Title: 
Mr.
First Name: 
Georgios
Family Name: 
KAPLANIS
Position: 
Mayor
E-mail address: 
grdim@agiavarvara.gr
Phone number (Numbers only, please include your country international dialling code after the +): 
+302132019373
General Information
Complete name of the applicant institution/organisation in original language: 
MUNICIPALITY OF AGIA VARVARA
Translation of the complete name of the applicant institution/organisation in English: 
ΔΗΜΟΣ ΑΓΙΑΣ ΒΑΡΒΑΡΑΣ
Official address of the institution/organisation: 
Aristomenous 8, 12351 Agia Varvara
Street, number: 
Aristomenous 8
Post Code: 
12351
City: 
AGIA VARVARA
Country: 
Greecehttp://www.agiavarvara.gr/portal/page/portal/ab/
Current affiliation
The AFE-INNOVNET Thematic Network: 
Yes
The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy aging: 
No
The WHO Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities: 
No
An affiliated member of the WHO Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities: 
No
The WHO European Healthy Cities Network: 
No
The signatories of the 2013 Dublin Declaration on Age-Friendly Cities and Communities in Europe: 
No
Type of organisation
Type of organisation: 
Local authority (e.g. community, municipality, town, city, county) » Full member
Additional information
size of our total population: 
26550 inhabitants
Percentage of residents above the age of 60: 
20 %
We are already working on: 
Social participationRespect and social inclusionCivic participation and employmentCommunity support and health services
We would like to start working on: 
TransportationHousingSocial participationRespect and social inclusionCivic participation and employmentCommunity support and health servicesOutdoor spaces and buildings
Building on the previous information, please provide a brief summary (250-300 words) of your city or community's policies, programmes and services targeted at older people and how you are planning to make your community more age-friendly. If your application is successful, this summary will be published on the Covenant's website: 

The local authority has provided, where is needed, financial support, psychological encouragement and feeding, in cooperation with the church and with humanitarian organisations. In addition, the municipality organises programmes with the Centers of the Elders' Protection (ΚΑΠΗ), which...

Engagement of older people: how are you engaging and involving older people in the process of becoming a more age-friendly city or community? (E.g. Seniors Council, focus group, open consultation, etc.): 

The municipality of Agia Varvara, based on the previous knowledge, considers the creation of focus groups as the most appropriate way, concerning the needs of the elders. More concretely, the focus groups will be more functional, personalised and they will certainly be effective.