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Legacy is a program develops in the “Euskadi Lagunkoia” initiative (Age-Friendly Basque Country). It is a documentary project that collected the experiences of older people throughout the territory of the Basque Country. The elderly are an indispensable resource for the transmission of intangible heritage. This project is based on give the floor to the elderly, picking their knowledge and experience throughout his life to transmit to younger generations.Aims:• Intangible cultural heritage transmission by the older people.• Overcome ageism.• Change the image of the elderly. • To value older people as transmitters of the Basque culture.• Promote the elderly empowerment.There are 12 documentary videos (5’). These videos are available online and we are working to spread in: schools, cultural centers, museums, libraries, community centers, etc.Video englis subs: Langunkoia –Age-friendly Basque Country – is a cross-cutting initiative that engages citizens, the public and private sectors to create supportive and enabling environments for older people. Euskadi Langunkoia works with a number of communities across the Basque Country (35) to develop a network of age-friendly communities and facilitate the exchange of good practice between them.


Key facts

Main target group: younger

Other target group(s): all people

Sector(s): Social protection

Desired outcome for older people:

Other issues the Age-friendly practice aims to address:
  • Ageism

Contact details

Name: del Barrio, Elena

Email address:

Preferred language(s): spanish or english

Age-friendly practice in detail (click to expand):

Engaging the wider community

Project lead: Older People’s Association

Older people’s involvement: Older people were involved in the age-friendly practice at multiple or all stages

Moving forward

Has the impact of this age-friendly practice been analysed: No

Yes, always positive.

Expansion plans:
Yes, we are working to spread in: schools, cultural centers, museums, libraries, community centers, etc.

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