Funded by the Croatian Ministry for demography, family, youth and social policy and Centre for Civic Initiatives
Program: Priority Area 3: Projects dedicated to protection of elderly people
Lead partner: Centre for Civic Initiatives
Duration: 1 November 2016 – 31 October 2017
Grant value: 97.000,00 HRK
Target groups: elderly volunteers and seniors active in the local community
Specific project goals:
To increase legal protection and information level of elderly people in Karlovac, Zagreb, Sisak and Bjelovar
To increase public awareness and sensitivity for legal and social issues of elderly people
To increase level of volunteering and social inclusion of elderly people in active life of the local community
Human rights protection
Civil society and volunteerism development
Health, mental and physical integrity protection and preservation and life quality improvement
Geographical area of implementation: Karlovac, Sisak, Bjelovar and Zagreb
Project in brief:
During 12 months in 4 Croatian towns, lead partner, Centre for Civil Initiatives and partners, Local Democracy Agency Sisak and Fair Society Alliance, will create and print legal guide for legal protection of elderly; organize 8 lectures on prevention and legal protection of elderly; organize 8 public forums on topics important for legal protection and integration of elderly in community life; organize 4 mini conferences for professional community on active ageing with examples of good practice in Croatia and abroad; film one educational and promotional movie for implementation of the media campaign throughout Croatia; start one voluntary program in every participating town and gather 40 long-term volunteers; organize 8 voluntary activities in 4 participating town aiming to integrate elderly in the community life, gathering a few hundred elderly people and their fellow citizens; organise monthly educational and creative workshops in which elderly will acquire new knowledge and skills with aim to prevent domestic and other violence; increase life quality of elderly who live in their own homes and prevent them from leaving the same.
By forming local 60+ Clubs, lead partner and other partners in this project will show that civil society organisations are able to successfully initiate and sustain protection and care program for their older citizens as a form of non-institutional service.
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