AFE-INNOVNET webinar: “Participatory Approach Methodology”

02 March 2015

Demographic change pushes local and regional authorities to adapt their cities and regions to the needs of the ageing population and identify ways to help people to live independently and actively for longer. This can be achieved by creating Age-Friendly Environments (AFE) with the help of decision makers. However, to ensure that our cities and regions are age-friendly and indeed meet the needs of the ageing population, the involvement of older citizens and relevant stakeholders in the development of ageing policies has to be strengthen at the local and regional level.

Together with policy makers, citizens should co-produce the policies that affect them as recommends the Global Age-friendly Cities guide published by the World Health Organisation (2007). The WHO guide considers a total of eight topics, known as the 8 petals, to give a comprehensive picture of the city’s age-friendliness, and thus where end-users’ involvement should be requested:

  1. transportation;
  2. housing;
  3. social participation;
  4. respect and social inclusion;
  5. civic participation and employment;
  6. communication and information;
  7. community support and health services;
  8. outdoor spaces and buildings.

To guide local and regional authorities on how to successfully co-produce age-friendly environments with end-users (older citizens) and relevant stakeholders, AFE-INNOVNET will present its participatory methodology during a webinar on Monday 02 March 2015 at 11:00 (CET) and a successful good practice:

  • Lisa Warth - Coordinator of the WHO Global Network on Age-friendly Cities and Communities
  • Mireia Ferri - University of Valencia
  • Patricia Charles - Chair of Cymru Older People’s Alliance (COPA) in South East Wales

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