EURAG

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EURAG Austria, the local platform of the umbrella organization EURAG Europe, has extensive experience in European projects that aim at combating age discrimination and promoting the physical and mental health of the older population to ensure quality of life in old age. EURAG has advisory status in the NGO Committee on Ageing of the United Nations and collaborates closely with universities and care institutions, federal and local governments and the media. Through the Academic Advisory Board EURAG Austria has access to research and development of new strategies and technologies. Same as the umbrella organisation EURAG, which has been representing the interests of older persons in 34 countries for more than 30 years the local platform is a non-political, non-confessional and non-profit organization The main focus of EURAG Austria lies in: obtaining life quality and self-determination of senior citizens, maintaining solidarity between the generations, empowering the older generation, preventing discrimination and exclusion of older people. During the last decade, EURAG Austria was involved in different EU-projects (Leonardo da Vinci, (intergenerational Portfolio management), Grundtvig, Daphne, (Prevention of elder abuse), AAL projects “Stimulate”, “GeTVivid”, “ProMe” and “vAssist”) and has organized sizable international conferences concerning the topic of ageing.