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Grey and green in Europe: elderly living in urban areas

Objective

The EU has to face many challenges in achieving a more balanced regional development and sustainable economic recovery. Many of those challenges have to do with the ageing population trend, urbanization and environment under distress. More liveable and efficient communities is a target to be reached in Europe, where the “silver hair” trends can become a challenging opportunity, from a social, economic and cultural perspective. Despite those challenges are strongly interlinked, solutions provided in urban contexts not often pay due attention to the social process underlying urban trends and to the needs and behaviour of elderly citizens.
GRAGE intends to contribute to fill this gap, developing winning ideas to promote an active, harmonious and inclusive citizenship for elderly people living in urban contexts. The consortium gathers ground-breaking expertise from different scientific background (legal, economic, humanities, engineering), from academic and non academic institutions, belonging to several countries (from EU and Ukraine). Using a mix of methodologies, the research and innovation programme of the project will evolve around the idea of citizenship as a collector of interest, healthy environment and suitable urban solutions for an aging society. Main themes will be: green buildings, food and urban agriculture, information and language technology. Researcher will analyze their role in transforming cities in environments that support green and healthy lifestyles for elderly people. GRAGE intents to boost dialogue through Europe, both strengthening the academic and non-academic collaboration and a practical understanding of elderly living across Europe. Such a cooperation can have a series of returns for Europe, ranging from a more effective solution to strategic challenges (sustainable cities and demographic change) to new business opportunities for European firms, offering solutions and products for smart/inclusive/ageing societies at global level.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MACERATA
Net EU contribution
€ 342 000,00
Address
Via Crescimbeni 30-32
62100 Macerata
Italy

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Region
Centro (IT) Marche Macerata
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 99 000,00
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MILITOS SYMVOULEUTIKI A.E.
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 22 500,00
Address
Acharnon 335
11145 Athina

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MECCANO SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 22 500,00
Address
Via G. Ceresani 1
60044 Fabriano

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Region
Centro (IT) Marche Ancona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 112 500,00
Address
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu

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Region
Manner-Suomi Pohjois- ja Itä-Suomi Pohjois-Pohjanmaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING WAAG SOCIETY
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 36 000,00
Address
Nieuwmarkt 4
1012 CR Amsterdam

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
OULUN KAUPUNKI
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 22 500,00
Address
Torikatu 10 A
90100 Oulun

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Region
Manner-Suomi Pohjois- ja Itä-Suomi Pohjois-Pohjanmaa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MARZELLI PETER
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 27 000,00
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 90 000,00
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine

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Region
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Causeway Coast and Glens
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING HAS KENNISTRANSFER EN BEDRIJSOPLEIDINGEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 27 000,00
Address
Onderwijsboulevard 221
5223DE 'S Hertogenbosch

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Region
Noord-Brabant Noordoost-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FOOD NATION CIC
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 27 000,00
Address
28 Hawthorn House Heaton Road
NE6 1SD Newcastle-upon-tyne

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
North East (England) Northumberland and Tyne and Wear Tyneside
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

TARAS SHEVCHENKO NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF KYIV
Ukraine
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Volodymyrska St 60
01033 Kyiv

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 126 000,00