The Young and the Elderly – Active Aging
The municipality of Škofja Loka is a leading partner and developer of the two-year-long international project entitled "The Young and the Elderly – Active Aging", with which it won the tender of the European Commission – Europe for Citizens Programme.
The project includes 12 partner towns – and 11 of them are Douzelage towns: Škofja Loka (Slovenia), Judenburg (Austria), Bad Kötzting (Germany), Asikkala (Finland), Bundoran (Ireland), Sušice (Czech Republic), Rokiškis (Lithuania), Kőszeg (Hungary), Holstebro (Denmark), Siret (Romania), Meerssen (the Netherlands), and the city of Kruja is in Albania.
Within the project, we will organize 6 thematic events that will take place between September 2019 and October 2021 in four partner towns: Škofja Loka, Judenburg, Kőszeg, and Bad Kötzting.
This 6 events which will take place in 5 partner towns according to the following schedule:
1. Škofja Loka, Slovenia (26.9. – 28.9.2019)
2. Škofja Loka, Slovenia (3.9. - 5.9.2020);
3. Kőszeg, Hungary (26.8.-29.8.2021);
4. Judenburg, Avstria (23.9.-25 9.5.2021);
5. Bad Kötzting Germany (21. 4.– 24.42022);
6. Škofja Loka, Slovenia (25.8.-28.8.2022)
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The main topic is to achieve the successful Intergenerational coexistence of population and transfer of good practices from partner towns. The aging of the population is a pressing issue for the whole European Union, and upon completion of this project, we want use our newly acquired knowledge and understanding to become an elderly-friendly municipality.
Work topics of the meetings will include elderly care, e-literacy, intergenerational cooperation, accessibility, participation, and participatory budget.
The introductory event of the project entitled ''An International Meeting of Mayors on the topic of Development and Exchange of Participatory Practices'' was hosted in Škofja Loka from 26th to 28th September 2019.