Seniors for Democracy - Social Activation of Seniors in the Prospect of Ukraine.
Worth to discuss seem to be an initiative taken in cooperation of polish and ukraine partners. The project titled “Seniors for democracy - activation, participation, volunteering” was implemented in 2016. and funded under The RITA – Region in Transition Program (an initiative of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation). Its main objective was to strengthen public and social participation of seniors in Ukraine. This was achieved by activate seniors involved in the Universities of the Third Age (UTA) in 6 Ukrainian cities (Lviv, Lutsk, Ivano-Frankivsk, Uzhgorod, Chernivtsi and Stryj). In this project UTAs were partners for social dialogue with local authorities on the issues of the local community (including the matter of health and social care policies for seniors). The long-term goal was the establishment of Councils of Elders and improve the quality of life of Ukrainian senior in six local communities.