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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MACERATA
Address
Via Crescimbeni 30-32
62100 Macerata
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 342 000

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 99 000
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MILITOS SYMVOULEUTIKI A.E.
Greece
EU contribution
€ 22 500
Address
Acharnon 335
11145 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MECCANO SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 22 500
Address
Via G. Ceresani 1
60044 Fabriano
Activity type
Research Organisations
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 112 500
Address
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING WAAG SOCIETY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 36 000
Address
Nieuwmarkt 4
1012 CR Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
OULUN KAUPUNKI
Finland
EU contribution
€ 22 500
Address
Torikatu 10 A
90100 Oulun
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MARZELLI PETER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 27 000
Address
Wertherstr 4
80809 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING HAS KENNISTRANSFER EN BEDRIJSOPLEIDINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 27 000
Address
Onderwijsboulevard 221
5223DE 'S Hertogenbosch
Activity type
Other
FOOD NATION CIC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 27 000
Address
28 Hawthorn House Heaton Road
NE6 1SD Newcastle-upon-tyne
Activity type
Other

Partners (1)

TARAS SHEVCHENKO NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF KYIV
Ukraine
Address
Volodymyrska St 60
01033 Kyiv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments