15 July 2009
In France, the label « bien-vieillir -vivre ensemble » was officially launched on 15 July 2009 as part of the national programme “Bien vieillir (Ageing Well) 2007-2009”, carried jointly by the Ministries for Health, Youth and Sport, Employment, Social Affairs, Family and Solidarity and the Ministry of Urban Affairs in an attempt to meet the challenges of an ageing population.
This label is intended to encourage French cities to become more “age friendly” and to encourage active ageing. It aims to support local policies which take into account the specific needs of older people and favour intergenerational relationships.
The procedure required for the label includes different steps: setting up a steering group, carrying out a city audit, building up a three-year action plan, result assessment, and exchange of experience and good practice within local and international networks.
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