The Covenant repository displays notable examples of innovative solutions for age-friendly environments in Europe. Its objective is to exchange knowledge, foster synergies and contribute to the scaling up of these initiatives.

You may already consult below a list of existing initiatives, covering the 8 domains of WHO age-friendly environments strategy: housing, transport, community services & health services, outdoor spaces & buildings, social participation, respect & social inclusion, civic participation & employment, communication & information. Do not hesistate to consult the guidance available here.

Do not hesitate to submit your own initiative(s) as well to share it/them with our large network and get in touch with potential partners. To make it easier for you, a guidance document is available here.

Norway OTHER NorwayThe campaign for more dementia friendly communities is organized so that mayors sign a collaboration agreement with us. In this agreement they commit to work towards becoming more dementia friendly, and take certain steps to facilitate this process...OtherRead more
Finland SUOMI / FINLAND HelsinkiThe Finns are one of the fastest eldering nations in the world. As the population ages, the number of people suffering from memory diseases increases. Progressive memory diseases pose a special challenge for public health, welfare and national...Research/educational settingRead more
Finland SUOMI / FINLAND JämsäWe have been developing a new type of brain health related preventive activity. We call it the Brain orienteering. Design principles of this activity are: it is for all ages/from children to granmothers; it is inexpensive/small budget activity; it...Non-governmental organisationRead more
Finland MANNER-SUOMI TurkuMemory Symptom Questionnaire for Working-age Adults Target group Memory Symptom Questionnaire for Working-age Adults is a form that can be used by professional practitioners serving working-age adults, such as occupational health and public health...Non-governmental organisationPrimary health care providersNurseProvider of preventive careRead more
Finland MANNER-SUOMI VaasaMuisti-KaVeRi (‘Memory Mate’) is a volunteer who has received training for serving as a friend visitor for people with memory diseases who still live in their own homes. The programme gives an opportunity to a significant number of lonely people...Research/educational settingRead more