Mattias

Contact Person
Title: 
Mr.
First Name: 
Mattias
Family Name: 
Gijsbertsen
Position: 
Wethouder
E-mail address: 
marieke.zwaving@groningen.nl
Phone number (Numbers only, please include your country international dialling code after the +): 
0031652306617
General Information
Complete name of the applicant institution/organisation in original language: 
Gemeente Groningen
Short name (if commonly used): 
Groningen
Translation of the complete name of the applicant institution/organisation in English: 
City of Groningen
Official address of the institution/organisation: 
PO Box 20.001, Grote Markt 1, 9700 PB Groningen
Street, number: 
PO Box 20.001, Grote Markt 1, 9700 PB Groningen
Post Code: 
9700 PB
City: 
Groningen
Country: 
The Netherlandsgemeente.groningen.nl
Current affiliation
The AFE-INNOVNET Thematic Network: 
Yes
The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy aging: 
Yes
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: 
200000 inhabitants
Percentage of residents above the age of 60: 
16 %
We are already working on: 
TransportationCommunity support and health servicesOutdoor spaces and buildings
We would like to start working on: 
TransportationSocial participationCommunication and informationOutdoor 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 Healthy Ageing activities in Groningen and the Northern Netherlands are aimed at prevention. The approach of the city of Groningen towards the concept ‘age-friendly’ is based on the idea that a city should be livable, healthy and attractive to all ages, young and old.

A national...

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 city of Groningen has structured local authority in such a way that the policies are created in direct interaction with the citizens. The different neighbourhoods are well organized, have their own websites and the municiplaity activily supports the plans of the residents for activities in...