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Active Ageing of Migrant Elders across Europe Project

The Ministry for Intergenerational Affairs, Family, Women and Integration of the State of North-Rhine Westphalia and the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), in partnership with the Committee of the Regions, call for submission to the first European Local Authorities Competition on Good Practices on the Support for Migrant Elders' Initiatives. Through this call, the partners seek to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of migrant elders, stressing particularly three important concepts: the concept of active ageing, of mutual integration, and of empowerment. Proposed projects or initiatives should be in line with these objectives and applicants need to demonstrate how their initiative contributes to active ageing, mutual integration and empowerment of migrant elders.

Furthermore, proposed initiatives must meet the criteria of innovation, sustainability, concreteness, transferability, and communication. They must be linked to one or more of the following fields: housing, leisure and culture, social and intergenerational activities, support of economic activities related to culturally sensitive products and services, supporting volunteering by and for migrant elders.

The Initiative must be proposed by a local authority from an EU Member State, an EU Candidate Country or an EEA/EFTA country. The application can be a decision taken by high (political) representatives, local governing bodies, or round tables of local authorities and their experts and organizations of migrant elders. The initiative must be already well advanced or accomplished.

Application deadline is 31 October 2010.

For more information please contact: AktionCourage e.V. – SOS Rassismus, Cornelia Schröder, Kaiserstraße 201, 53113 Bonn, Germany; tel.: +49 (0)228-213061; e-mail: c.schroeder@aktioncourage.org; www.aktioncourage.de