Join us for the 6th SIRENE Science Café

SIRENE Science Cafes aim to increase awareness regarding the Social Innovation aspects.
6th SIRENE Science Café will be held online on17th June at 15:00 CEST. The session will last for about 30 minutes.

SIRENE consortium is proud to announce that part of the session will be devoted to the expert speaker, Joost van Hoof, professor of Urban Ageing with the Faculty of Social Work & Education of The Hague University of Applied Sciences in The Hague, The Netherlands and university professor with Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences.

Professor van Hoof will present the Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Questionnaire (AFCCQ). With this instrument, developed in 2020 in The Hague (NL) in collaboration with AFEdemy, the perceived age-friendliness of cities and communities by older people (65+) can be measured and evaluated. Based on the results, it is also feasible to identify target groups of older people who need specific political attention due to their financial circumstances or chronic conditions. Since 2020, the questionnaire has been translated and validated in multiple countries. Professor Van Hoof will demonstrate the workings of the AFCCQ, the potential policy recommendations and the findings in other European countries, including a set of European age-friendly typologies. This session will be followed by a time slot for the audience to ask questions and exchange experiences on the topic.


• Introduction by the moderator
• Context of the SIRENE project
• Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Questionnaire: the opinion of older people and policymaking on age-friendly cities
• Open timeslot for discussion among participants

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