Accessibility, mobility and new technologies

'Innovative housing transportation and innovative buildings programmes that make our cities accessible to all are urgently needed. Urban spaces have to be resilient and accessible to older persons, if we want to build inclusive, dynamic, resilient and sustainable cities and communities', Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons.


Accessibility, mobility and new technologies are key components to enable older people to be actively involved in society, to age healthier and to remain independent. If some EU countries have already invested in these areas to alleviate the burden on care systems, it is not the case all over the European Union.

This area covers many EU policies and initiatives in which AGE and its dedicated task force is involved with the following key objectives:

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Obviously the work developed in these areas is strongly connected with AGE's work on age-friendly environments as well as with the contribution made to the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing and to the emerging European Silver Economy Strategy.

Responsible staff member: Julia Wadoux,


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