As a commitment to the European Year 2012 for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations, Denmark's National Board of Social Services has organised the competition The City of All Generations. The aim of the contest is to find the most age-friendly Danish city.
The competition addresses local politicians, planners and others with an eye for urban planning that includes all generations. The overall objective of this initiative is to raise awareness of the significance of people (especially elderly people) in the design of inclusive and generation-friendly cities.
An independent and professional jury will base its decision taking into account the following aspects of participating cities: Elderly as a resource; Active living; Collaboration between administrations, sectors and generations; Accessibility and Housing situations.
The winner will receive 200.000 DKR, which should be spent on publications, further development of the project and other ways of branding the city that can inspire others to work with active ageing and solidarity between generations. The winning city will also have the opportunity to share best practices and knowledge through the World Health Organisation’s Regional Office for Europe.
Update 5.12.12: The first prize winner and two finalists were announced by the Minister of Social Affairs and Integration and WHO representatives on December 4th during the National Closing Ceremony of the European Year 2012. The 1st price went to the city of Nakskov for the "holistic approach of its urban planning". Skanderborg and Frederiksberg won the second and third price respectively.
The National Board of Social Services|
The Danish National Board of Social Services is an independent subdivision of The Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration. The Board aims to promote new development and initiatives in social services while also supporting and counselling local authorities in providing services to citizens, i.e. children, young people, socially marginalised groups, elderly and disabled.
WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities|
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