The Ecoage project is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. The EEA and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway towards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe.
It is implemented by Youth Empowerment Foundation Cyprus (IEEN), Association of Elderly Rights and Mental Health (ERMH), and the University College for Green Development (HGUt), Norway. The project started in July 2022 and will end in January 2024.
The primary goal of ECOAGE is to empower older adults from Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities to become environmental mentors to the younger generation by having an active role in inter-generational efforts on sustainable environmental practices in their own communities, while fighting the impact of the loneliness pandemic in older age.
- Empower older adults to be socially active by sharing historically environmentally-friendly practices with children and young adults, thus decreasing their social isolation and loneliness which have been linked with multifaceted adverse health effects (WHO, 2021),
- Enhance their hard and soft skills in mentorship, hence increasing their confidence, participation in the society and sense of usefulness,
- Revive and promote the adoption of old and environmentally-friendly practices across the younger generations,
- Empower and promote senior entrepreneurship.
For more information about our project check our website: Ecoage Website