The organisations involved in the AGE-FRIENDLY TOOLKIT project work for the well-being and empowerment of older
people at national and international level. The consortium identified the needs of the partnership and the target groups as a result of international and national cooperation, as all organisations are involved in the elderly sector, facing the challenges and opportunities of longevity and demographic change.
All organisations are collaborating with municipalities in their countries to define new training proposals for a more inclusive society, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic, which shows the need to foster solidarity and cooperation between generations and the active role of municipalities’ services at different levels, such as outdoor spaces and buildings, transport, housing, social participation, respect and social inclusion, civic participation and employment, communication and information and community support and health services.
SpainVisit the website
The Spanish Confederation of Older People’s Organisations – CEOMA develops numerous projects in response to needs affecting older people in Spain, covering fundamental
areas of interest – entertainment, education, social issues, health – in order to address their primary concerns and make proposals for improving quality of life in older age.
Recognised as a reference organisation for older people, the Spanish Confederation of Older People’s Organisations (CEOMA) is a non-profit organisation created to defend older people. Currently, CEOMA has confederated 23 organisations of older people, representing more than 350.000 individual members, and approximately 1,000 associations all over Spain.
DenmarkVisit the website
SOSU Ostjylland is the second largest social and health care college in Denmark. We provide different educational programs – as well as supplementary training of educated staff members – for social and health care institutions and for home care for elderly. Besides we educate and train staff for the child care sector. We provide VET education and youth education including EUX and also EUD10 – 10th grade of the primary school. We continuously develop innovative pedagogic and didactic training material and organize work practice, and we work closely together with the employers in the field. We have more than 25 years’ experience in training and further education of care staff and since 2007, validation of prior learning has been a part of our activities.
NederlandsVisit the website
AFEdemy is a private limited company based in Gouda, the Netherlands. It was founded in May 2017 and since then AFEdemy is successfully involved in European networks and projects. The reason to found AFEdemy is to address the challenge of implementation where many organisations embrace the WHO holistic concept of age-friendly cities and environments. Therefore, AFEdemy’s mission is to build the capacity of national, regional and local stakeholders in the field of smart healthy age-friendly environments.
The main target groups for training and advice are older adults, public authorities, architects, healthcare institutions, research, and ICT development agencies. To achieve the company’s aim, AFEdemy offers the following services: stakeholders’ connection and networking, curriculum and MOOC development, trainings, coaching and research.
ANZIANI E NON
ItalyVisit the website
Is a NGO working since 2004 in the field of social innovation, with a specific focus on project management and the realization of services and products in the field of welfare and social inclusion. ANS provides its services all across Italy, operating in partnership with local NGOs. The activities carried out by Anziani e Non Solo mainly concern: active ageing and support to frail and dependent older people; training and support to family carers, informal and formal carers; prevention of gender based violence, elder abuse and discrimination. In the field of elder abuse, ANS provides training and counselling to formal and informal carers and volunteers and has taken part to two action-research proejcts on elder abuse in care relationships.
EDAD DORADA MENSAJEROS DE
SpainVisit the website
Edad Dorada Mensajeros de la Paz, Castilla-La Mancha and Galicia is an important Spanish non- governmental organization created in 1962 to help disadvantaged groups at national and international level. The Association was granted a Prince of Asturias Award for Concord, and also has a special status for the Economic and Social Council of the Nations United.
The main objectives of the Association are focused on helping disadvantaged groups through humanitarian attention, support, rehabilitation, treatment and social promotion as well as the practice of pertinent actions for their defence throughout any country of the world.
BelgiumVisit the website
AGE Platform Europe (AGE) is a European network of +100 organisations of and for older people in Europe, established in 2001 to voice, promote the interests of the 200 million older citizens in the European Union and raise awareness of the issues that concern them the most.
AGE works on a wide range of policy areas and research projects that impact older people, including anti- discrimination, employment of older workers and active ageing, social protection, pension reforms, social inclusion,
health, elder abuse, intergenerational solidarity, gender-based violence, accessibility of public transports and of the
build environment, and digitalisation.