The AFE Activists project funded by the European Union is moving forward and recently published two handbooks:
- AFE Advocacy Handbook which addresses the need of tailored training offers for adults aged 65 and over who want to promote age-friendly environments in their cities. It presents a variety of teaching methods and materials that can be used to support older people in gaining skills and competences necessary to strengthen their civic engagements and influence decision-makers.
- AFEExperience Handbook which contains a description of study visits to age-friendly cities for transnational learning events. The Handbook can be used as a repository of good AFE practices observed and evaluated in age-friendly cities The Hague and Udine and as an educational resource for those planning study visits and exchange programmes related to age-friendly environments.
Background: the overall objective of the Age-friendly Environments Activists project is to support and train older adults who want to (1) promote and foster age-friendly environments in their cities and communities and (2) to influence municipal agencies in their decision making, so that the infrastructures and services are adapted to the diverse capacities, realities, needs and preferences of all residents of all ages.
For more information, visit the website of the project: https://afe-activists.eu/