Informacja o organizacjiAge Action was established in 1992. The aim of the organization is to promote better policies and ser-vices in relation to aging and older people from all backgrounds. As an advocacy organisation it has extensive experience in raising awareness about the rights of older people and empowering older people to advocate on their own behalf. Since 2013, Age Action has run a number of programmes promoting interculturalism and equality in relation to older people. These include programmes related to the integration of minority ethnic older people and issues related to the large number of people from developing countries who are engaged in the care of older people. Age Action also operates an ageing and development programme to heighten awareness of the issues confronting older people in developing countries.
Komponent/działanie, którego partnerstwo dotyczyKomponent 2.3. Projekty społeczeństwa obywatelskiego
Zakres tematyczny projektuWartości europejskie
Ramy czasowe projektu01-09-2018 – 31-12-2019
Rola partnera w projekciePartner organisation / Collaborating in the testing each phase of the project in their local area.
Opis projektuThis project will work with a group of older mig-rants who live in a particularly disadvantaged area in Dublin. The overall aim of the project is to pro-mote integration as a two-way process between older migrants and the established community in their host societies by developing a replicable tool-kit which will develop participants‘ civic and com-munity participation skills and which can subse-quently be used with similar groups both in Ireland and in other EU / partner countries. The toolkit will have three phases: • Piloting a peer-led English language skills programme which encourages community building and integration as a two way pro-cess • Peer Training participants in specific skills related to community and civic participati-on and self advocating. These will include: information on how the host society works at local and national level; how participants can promote awareness amongst statutory and voluntary service providers of issues related to ageing in a host society; develo-ping strategies to integrate and engage with local communities. This last element will have a particular focus on intergenera-tional communication and interaction (ie with younger people) • Pilot testing these skills by running a num-ber of activities and engaging with a cross-sectoral range of groups eg service provi-ders; young people either in schools or y-outh groups; third level education centres