How age-friendly are our cities?

The global ageing of the urban population calls for more age-friendly cities tailored to the wishes and needs of seniors and offering them every opportunity to participate in society. The Urban Ageing Research Group, in collaboration with national and European partners, will research the senior-friendliness of four European cities during the three-year project City & Co.

Hoe seniorvriendelijk zijn onze steden? The research consists of translating the Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Questionnaire (AFCCQ) developed in The Hague for use in Poland and Romania, followed by conducting surveys in four cities (The Hague, Wrocław, Krakow and Bucharest). There will also be an online platform where senior citizens themselves can indicate how the senior-friendliness of their neighbourhood can be improved. The results of the research will help municipalities to make their cities, districts and neighbourhoods more senior-friendly. The City&Co project: Older Adults Co-Creating a Sustainable Age-friendly City will start in March 2022. 

International cooperation

The Urban Ageing Research Group is leading the research. 
Our partners in the Netherlands are:
  • Municipality of The Hague
  • Vereniging van Nederlandse Gemeenten (association of Dutch Municipalities)
  • AFEdemy
In Poland, we work together with:
  • Jagiellonian University in Krakow
  • Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences
  • Municipality of Wroclaw
  • Municipality of Krakow
In Romania, we work together with:
  • National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest
  • NGO Grupul de Educație și Acțiune pentru Cetățenie (GEAC)


The project is funded by the ERA-NET Cofund Urban Transformation Capacities (ENUTC) Call, within the framework of the European Commission's Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe. The project size is over EUR 700,000.

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