Wednesday, 18 September 2013

First project meeting in Athens

In the last 4 days ( sept. 8-11) we have completed the first meeting for the project. We are all happy because of full cooperation with all the participant. Oiko.poli.s ( ) was the hosting organization under the direction of Sofia Dimitriou Psarrou. She made special arrangements to facilitate the discussion with different volunteering groups and also the visits to the city of Athens and surrounding areas. I really enjoyed the vist to Akrata and the driving back to Athens in the night .
We are preparing the Minutes of the meeting for all people interested to know about activities, and mobility plan of seniors in Italy and Greece.

Monday, 2 September 2013


According to studies and reports, in Europe, most people during their retirement follow sedentary life styles, which lead to an increase in diseases, psychological problems and a decrease in vitality, social contacts and learning.
We intent to promote volunteer work  for the protection of the environment and the maintenance of our cultural heritage  We want to communicate and share ideas  with volunteers working in sister associations in other European countries .
The  participation in this project will be the beginning of an international activity. The volunteers and the associations will learn from each other and will share good practice in encouraging active ageing, by creating opportunities for older people to exchange ideas and voluntarily participate in their local communities.
Also we are interested in creating a network among people from the two countries, in order to exchange ideas and share their know-how and technology from the beginning of the project.
During the two-year project we intend to create opportunities for lifelong learning and active community involvement with older people, through voluntary action in three domains: environment projects, cultural awareness and use of new technologies (ITT).We are planning to organize learning events creating new forms of co-existence and co-action for all the participants in the society.