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About the BaS

BaS is an association of local bodies responsible for senior citizens' related issues, involved in civic engagement of older adults, constituting a network of nearly 300 senior citizens´ agencies in Germany. The aims of BaS are to represent the interests of elderly volunteers on the policy level, improve the organizational framework for voluntary work, contribute to a positive image of older adults by showcasing the potentials of older volunteers and promote social participation of older adults.




 Thematic Café on “Civic Engagement of 50+ Adults”

Purpose:

To find new way to integrate the skills of ageing adults (50+) into society and, by doing so, heighten their sense of responsibility in order to make better use of the potential of this social resource

Goals:
  • To offer a forum for adults aged 50+ to engage experiences, ideas and concrete example of civic engagement with each other
  • To awaken an awareness about the significance of civic engagement for the participants themselves as well as for society
  • To provide a platform for the discovery of the skills and potential of ageing adults and make them visible to the participants
  • Develop a general orientation for an appropriate inclusion of engagement by 50+ adults in society
  • Discover new networks and strengthen existing ones

Spirit of the World Café

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Presentation for the Thematic Café

Press Release

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Video Documentation

What does Active Ageing mean to me?
Civic Engagement of Adults 50+

Photos

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Reflection

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EVAA Final report

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