On 5 and 6 October 2022, 6 partners from 5 different countries met in Reykjavik (IS) for the official launch of the new Erasmus + Grey4Green project.
During these days of intensive work in Reykjavik, at the headquarters of the Icelandic Environment Agency (project partner), the partners discussed future steps to be taken and exchanged ideas and visions for the project.
Indeed, the ageing of the population is a worldwide phenomenon with critical implications for all sectors of society. Due to low birth rates, high life expectancy and migration flow dynamics, the worldwide population is “turning grey”, and Europe is not an exception. An ageing population brings social, health, economic, and other issues.
The Grey4Green project, in which ALDA is a partner, is determined to support excellence in research on climate science and climate policy. responds to the urgency of developing competencies in various sustainability-relevant sectors, developing green and sectorial (3rd age) skills strategies and methodologies, as well as future-oriented training schemes that meet the needs of individuals and organisations. ALDA will also test innovative practices to prepare seniors and 3rd age personnel to become true agents of change.
In Reykjavik to support excellence in research on climate science and climate policy
More specifically, ALDA will be responsible for developing an effective dissemination plan and the project exploitation and valorisation strategy. Furthermore, it will organise a seminar on Active Ageing and Nature Conservation and develop a policy paper on unravelling the potential of active ageing for nature conservation.
Overall, these two days in Reykjavik have proven to be a successful beginning, and a good synergy was born, paving the way for the next 2 years of the project.
It will be an intense and exciting path and the partners are ready to give their all for the cause: with a little grey, everybody could have a lot more green: let the journey begin!
Grey4Green Erasmus + project includes the following partners: FO-Aarhus (Denmark) as leader, and in collaboration with ALDA (France), CARDET (Cyprus), Environmental Agency of Iceland (Iceland), Municipio de Lousada (Portugal), Associação BioLiving (Portugal)