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Active Seniors 3.0.

Project Promoter: Stowarzyszenie na Rzecz Postępu Demokracji ERWIN
Proposal: 1st thematic call
Co-financed from the program: 27 881,00 EUR
Partners: None
Duration time: 28.12.2021-28.06.2023

The project is addressed to people aged 60+ from the Ostrowiec County in the Świętokrzyskie Province. It responds to the problem of long-standing neglect of senior citizens in the area of social participation. There is a lot of talk about civic participation, especially about Senior Clubs, but activities aimed directly at older people, involving them in making decisions that affect them, are rare. In 2021 we conducted a survey with 118 people aged 60+. 67% of respondents indicated that seniors were marginalized in society, and 83% noted that their willingness to engage in social and civic activities were unappreciated. 48% mentioned a progressive process of older people’s alienation from society. The aim of the project is to increase participation of 70-80 older people in social, public, cultural and political activities, which will support the development of civil society in the Ostrowiec County. We develop educational materials on social participation and distribute them to seniors. We conduct workshops. We create a project’s fanpage, conduct a public debate and organise an integration and activation trip. By engaging participants in project activities, we promote volunteering. The project creates a civic representation of seniors aware of the principles of social participation at the local level. Older people will be more appreciated in the society. Initiatives undertaken by the elderly will be regarded as more important. The project will also contribute to the development of civic attitudes of seniors in the Ostrowiec County.