Active Ageing

 

Active Ageing

Our projects on active ageing aim to give older and very old persons more and better chances to participate and contribute. We empower them to live as long as possible in their familiar environments – autonomously, healthy and safely. We not only contribute to the empowerment of older individuals, but also to the age-friendly design and organisation of social and built environments.

The project inVISIBLE TALENTS! wants to support health and social service providers in residential and/or community settings as well as citizens' initiatives to see and include the talents of older people into their work.

Due to the demographic change and the aging of society, the police and other security actors are confronted with new challenges in public space within the next years. On the basis of the collected data, the SI:ALT project team will develop products for a valuable contribution to the prevention and communication activities and the behaviour of police officers towards old and very old people.

Commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, the Guidelines “Mobility in old age” will support the creation of an elderly-friendly environment in order to make the public areas easily accessible for older people and people with restricted mobility. queraum is responsible for the development of the publication and considers the inclusion of the perspectives of experts and older people as extremely important.

The project is based on the experiences made in the EU project "Senior-Guides". Older volunteers will be trained and supported to develop "information tours" targeting peers that are interested in the possibilities and services provided in the Viennese district Leopoldstadt. The focus of these tours will be on the issue of health promotion. queraum is responsible for the implementation of the project.

queraum. cultural and social research is responsible for the European coordination of the project "Senior-Guides", which is funded within the European "Lifelong Learning – Grundtvig" programme. The "Senior-Guides" project aims at developing, implementing and disseminating a Curriculum for the training of older volunteers to realize guided tours for senior citizens and inform them about target group oriented offers provided in their living environment.

 

The "i2i" project was promoted within the framework of the Second Transnational Exchange Programme of the European Commission, 2006–2007 (General direction, social matters and equal opportunities) and is carried out from September 2005 to September 2007. The implementation and general coordination are carried out by the State Chancellery of Hessen. The city council of Graz (Seniors’ Office Graz) and queraum. cultural and social research are responsible for the implementation of the project in Austria.

The overall objective of the project Mobility Scouts is to involve older men and women in decision-making processes and enable and empower them to contribute to the creation of age-friendly environments and services as co-producers. The Mobility Scouts concept was piloted as an EU project with several partners. In 2019, the project is again carried out in Vienna.

queraum. cultural- and social research is the European Coordinator of the Erasmus+ project "Active 80+". The Active 80+ project aims at developing and testing a training for staff and volunteers in the field of health and social care, enabling them to function as "coaches" for very old people.

The publication "How to plan and carry out projects: Older people as 'new volunteers'", commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection was developed in 2010/11. This manual encourages seniors to work as volunteers in a self-defined, project-based manner. queraum. cultural and social research is responsible for the entire project phase consisting of the manual's revision in form and content and the following dissemination activities.

The comprehensive campaign aimed at promoting new images of older men and women in public. We wanted to encourage older people to actively participte in society. Stakeholders in the field were be motivated and supported in the promotion and realization of health promotion projects for older women and men.

The project "SenEmpower" was promoted within the framework of the Education Programme for Lifelong Learning of the European Commission, 2007–2013. Volkshilfe Styria, the city council of Graz (Seniors’ Office Graz) and queraum. cultural and social research are responsible for the project implementation in Austria.

The project inVISIBLE TALENTS! wants to support health and social service providers in residential and/or community settings as well as citizens' initiatives to see and include the talents of older people into their work.

The overall objective of the project Mobility Scouts is to involve older men and women in decision-making processes and enable and empower them to contribute to the creation of age-friendly environments and services as co-producers. The Mobility Scouts concept was piloted as an EU project with several partners. In 2019, the project is again carried out in Vienna.

Due to the demographic change and the aging of society, the police and other security actors are confronted with new challenges in public space within the next years. On the basis of the collected data, the SI:ALT project team will develop products for a valuable contribution to the prevention and communication activities and the behaviour of police officers towards old and very old people.

queraum. cultural- and social research is the European Coordinator of the Erasmus+ project "Active 80+". The Active 80+ project aims at developing and testing a training for staff and volunteers in the field of health and social care, enabling them to function as "coaches" for very old people.

Commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, the Guidelines “Mobility in old age” will support the creation of an elderly-friendly environment in order to make the public areas easily accessible for older people and people with restricted mobility. queraum is responsible for the development of the publication and considers the inclusion of the perspectives of experts and older people as extremely important.

The publication "How to plan and carry out projects: Older people as 'new volunteers'", commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection was developed in 2010/11. This manual encourages seniors to work as volunteers in a self-defined, project-based manner. queraum. cultural and social research is responsible for the entire project phase consisting of the manual's revision in form and content and the following dissemination activities.

The project is based on the experiences made in the EU project "Senior-Guides". Older volunteers will be trained and supported to develop "information tours" targeting peers that are interested in the possibilities and services provided in the Viennese district Leopoldstadt. The focus of these tours will be on the issue of health promotion. queraum is responsible for the implementation of the project.

The comprehensive campaign aimed at promoting new images of older men and women in public. We wanted to encourage older people to actively participte in society. Stakeholders in the field were be motivated and supported in the promotion and realization of health promotion projects for older women and men.

queraum. cultural and social research is responsible for the European coordination of the project "Senior-Guides", which is funded within the European "Lifelong Learning – Grundtvig" programme. The "Senior-Guides" project aims at developing, implementing and disseminating a Curriculum for the training of older volunteers to realize guided tours for senior citizens and inform them about target group oriented offers provided in their living environment.

 

The project "SenEmpower" was promoted within the framework of the Education Programme for Lifelong Learning of the European Commission, 2007–2013. Volkshilfe Styria, the city council of Graz (Seniors’ Office Graz) and queraum. cultural and social research are responsible for the project implementation in Austria.

The "i2i" project was promoted within the framework of the Second Transnational Exchange Programme of the European Commission, 2006–2007 (General direction, social matters and equal opportunities) and is carried out from September 2005 to September 2007. The implementation and general coordination are carried out by the State Chancellery of Hessen. The city council of Graz (Seniors’ Office Graz) and queraum. cultural and social research are responsible for the implementation of the project in Austria.