The Academy on Age-Friendly Environments in Europe B.V., herein after referred to as AFEdemy, is pleased to announce its first Study tour to Age Friendly Ireland, in particular Meath, Cavan and Louth County. Our mission is to support and increase the capacity of regional, local and community stakeholders to design, implement and monitor agefriendly environments (AfE) policies, practices, places and programmes. AFEdemy will draw together, organise and deliver a programme of courses, study tours, exchange programmes and workshops tailored to the needs of their participants. The programme of the Irish study tour has been developed in close cooperation with Age Friendly Ireland, and they support the study tour in many ways.
Background: In 2007 WHO launched the concept of age-friendly cities, and since then many cities and communities have joined the Global Network on Age Friendly Cities and Communities (GNAFCC). As a member of the global network, cities and communities pledge to improve the age-friendliness of their locality, committing to put in place policy and implementation measures to secure development towards age-friendly environments. In Europe the concept of age-friendly environments is very well received. European mayors signed the Dublin Declaration on Age-friendly Cities and Communities in Europe in 2013. One of the action groups of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (2012-2018), is dedicated to fostering age-friendly environments. The
‘Covenant on Demographic Change, Towards an Age-friendly Europe’ was launched in December 2015. The Covenant strongly connects with the Dublin Declaration and the supports of GNAFCC. In this context the study tour to Age Friendly Ireland takes place
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