COMPLETED - 10-12 July 2023, Tirana - Albania

Training School: Ageing in the City

Ageing in the city

Independent living and social participation in age-friendly smart places and spaces.

The Continuous Education Center at Epoka University, together with the Department of Architecture of Epoka University, in partnership with SpaRe.Life | IWS and under the NET4Age-Friendly COST Action CA19136, are pleased to launch the CALL for the Training School: Ageing in the City. Independent living and social participation in age-friendly smart places and spaces.

10-12 July 2023  Tirana - Albania

World Health Organization defines Age-Friendly Cities and Communities as follows: In an age-friendly community, policies, services, and structures related to the physical and social environment are designed to support and enable older people to “age actively” - that is, to live in security, enjoy good health and continue to participate fully in society. (1)

The Training School wants to improve all urban actors' awareness about the raising of ageing within urban environments and a reflection and its multi-dimensional set of matters. The training theme we will develop from different viewpoints in three days of theoretical/practical activities aims to answer a simple question:

How can we improve the quality of life of older people in the current city by guaranteeing independent living and social participation?

Also following the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals and specifically SDG N.11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities and its Related Topics: Sustainable cities and human settlements, National strategies and SDG integration, and Sustainable transport.

The training program will revolve around the following arguments:

  1. "Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable” for the older population.
  2. “Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, …” and pedestrian pathways.
  3. “Enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanisation and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management”. 

Venue: EPOKA University Campus, Faculty of Architecture and Engineering, Rruga Tiranë-Rinas, Km 12, Tirana, Albania