Intergenerational Policy


7 Age Friendly Cities

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A rapidly aging population is not an exclusively Dutch problem, but a global phenomenon. That is why the World Health Organization (WHO) started the Age-friendly Cities program in 2007.

8 Guide and checklist
This program aims to make cities more age-friendly. To help policy makers with this, the WHO has developed a handy guide.

You can find the English-speaking guide here

Download the Dutch version of the corresponding checklist

9 Age friendly financing: a practical guide
Information about financing opportunities for cultural projects for and by older people can be found in an edition of FCP and Cultuur + Ondernemen: Age Friendly Financing. This publication is intended for policy officers from municipalities and cultural organizations and contains, in addition to many examples, a toolkit.

Download Age Friendly Financing

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10 Subsidy scheme

There is
also a subsidy scheme for the improvement and stimulation of active cultural
participation of the elderly. The Culture Participation Fund encourages
municipalities with the ‘Age Friendly Cultural Cities’ program in the coming
years (2017-2020) to improve and stimulate active cultural participation for
the elderly. The cooperation between art, culture, care and welfare and
entrepreneurship is central to this program.


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