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Grey and green in Europe: elderly living in urban areas

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EC-Contrib. €






Project "GRAGE" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
address: VIA CRESCIMBENI 30-32
postcode: 62100

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Project website
 Total cost 828˙000 €
 EC max contribution 828˙000 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.3. (Stimulating innovation by means of cross-fertilisation of knowledge)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-RISE
 Starting year 2014
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2014-12-01   to  2018-11-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
2    OULUN YLIOPISTO FI (OULU) participant 112˙500.00
3    UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT NL (UTRECHT) participant 99˙000.00
4    UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER UK (COLERAINE) participant 90˙000.00
5    STICHTING WAAG SOCIETY NL (AMSTERDAM) participant 36˙000.00
6    FOOD NATION CIC UK (NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE) participant 27˙000.00
7    STEFAN MARZELLI DE (MUENCHEN) participant 27˙000.00
9    MECCANO SPA IT (FABRIANO) participant 22˙500.00
10    MILITOS SYMVOULEUTIKI A.E. EL (ATHINA) participant 22˙500.00
11    OULUN KAUPUNKI FI (OULUN) participant 22˙500.00


 Project objective

The EU has to face many challenges in achieving a more balanced regional development and sustainable economic recovery. Many of those challenges have to do with the ageing population trend, urbanization and environment under distress. More liveable and efficient communities is a target to be reached in Europe, where the “silver hair” trends can become a challenging opportunity, from a social, economic and cultural perspective. Despite those challenges are strongly interlinked, solutions provided in urban contexts not often pay due attention to the social process underlying urban trends and to the needs and behaviour of elderly citizens. GRAGE intends to contribute to fill this gap, developing winning ideas to promote an active, harmonious and inclusive citizenship for elderly people living in urban contexts. The consortium gathers ground-breaking expertise from different scientific background (legal, economic, humanities, engineering), from academic and non academic institutions, belonging to several countries (from EU and Ukraine). Using a mix of methodologies, the research and innovation programme of the project will evolve around the idea of citizenship as a collector of interest, healthy environment and suitable urban solutions for an aging society. Main themes will be: green buildings, food and urban agriculture, information and language technology. Researcher will analyze their role in transforming cities in environments that support green and healthy lifestyles for elderly people. GRAGE intents to boost dialogue through Europe, both strengthening the academic and non-academic collaboration and a practical understanding of elderly living across Europe. Such a cooperation can have a series of returns for Europe, ranging from a more effective solution to strategic challenges (sustainable cities and demographic change) to new business opportunities for European firms, offering solutions and products for smart/inclusive/ageing societies at global level.


List of deliverables.
Summary report on the facts&figures of the European conference Documents, reports 2020-03-20 10:32:03
3 short videos on the project Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-03-20 10:32:02
Final Report of the Project Documents, reports 2020-03-20 10:32:02
Facebook page Other 2020-03-20 10:32:02
Report on past and on going European Projects Documents, reports 2020-03-20 10:32:02
Release of 2 Open forums Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-03-20 10:32:02
Scientific paper on European policie Documents, reports 2020-03-20 10:32:02
Scientific paper on Green Procurement Documents, reports 2020-03-20 10:32:02
Project Website Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-03-20 10:32:02
Scientific paper on legal and financial aspects of contracts Documents, reports 2020-03-20 10:32:02
Scientific paper on Greener Urban Documents, reports 2020-03-20 10:32:02
Report on the taxonomy of sustainable food Documents, reports 2020-03-20 10:32:02
Report on spatial planning Documents, reports 2020-03-20 10:32:02
Scientific paper on social farming for elderly Documents, reports 2020-03-20 10:32:02
Scientific paper on legal discipline of urban agriculture Documents, reports 2020-03-20 10:32:02
Report on best practices Documents, reports 2020-03-20 10:32:02
Scientific paper on economic model Documents, reports 2020-03-20 10:32:02
Report on policies to be developed at European Level Documents, reports 2020-03-20 10:32:02
Report on Best Practices at firm level on active ageing/green solutions Documents, reports 2020-03-20 10:32:02
Scientific paper on sustainable food and gastronomic cities Documents, reports 2020-03-20 10:32:02
A report to Compare different policy approaches Documents, reports 2020-03-20 10:32:02
Report on best practice on Green &Grey communities Documents, reports 2020-03-20 10:32:02

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of GRAGE deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2016 Goncalves, J. (Jorge)
RDV:an easy to use data visualisation tool for Reddit
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
4 2020-03-20
2018 Caterina Brandoni, Nikhilkumar N. Shah, Inna Vorushylo, Neil J. Hewitt
Poly-generation as a solution to address the energy challenge of an aging population
published pages: 635-646, ISSN: 0196-8904, DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2018.06.019
Energy Conversion and Management 171 2020-03-20
2018 Valentina Carella, Paola Monachesi
Greener through Grey? Boosting Sustainable Development through a Philosophical and Social Media Analysis of Ageing
published pages: 499, ISSN: 2071-1050, DOI: 10.3390/su10020499
Sustainability 10/2 2020-03-20
2017 Vassilis Kostakos, Jakob Rogstadius, Denzil Ferreira, Simo Hosio, Jorge Goncalves
Human Sensors
published pages: 69-92, ISSN: , DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-25658-0_4
Participatory Sensing, Opinions and Collective Awareness, Understanding Complex Systems 2020-03-20
2017 Tomoyo Sasao, Shin\'ichi Konomi, Vassilis Kostakos, Keisuke Kuribayashi, Jorge Goncalves
Community Reminder: Participatory contextual reminder environments for local communities
published pages: 41-53, ISSN: 1071-5819, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhcs.2016.09.001
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 102 2020-03-20
2017 Grieco, Cristina; Musso, Federica
An International and European perspective on the right to food and to adequate food for elderly people and its justiciability. Food Common Policy and Strategies
published pages: 373-398, ISSN: 2284-3531, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.838028
Ordine internazionale e diritti umani 3/2017 2020-03-20
2016 Erik Longo, Giuseppe Mobilio
Territorial government reforms at the time of financial crisis: the dawn of metropolitan cities in Italy
published pages: 509-530, ISSN: 1359-7566, DOI: 10.1080/13597566.2016.1210603
Regional & Federal Studies 26/4 2020-03-20
2017 Anabela Berenguer, Jorge Goncalves, Simo Hosio, Denzil Ferreira, Theodoros Anagnostopoulos, Vassilis Kostakos
Are Smartphones Ubiquitous?: An in-depth survey of smartphone adoption by seniors
published pages: 104-110, ISSN: 2162-2256, DOI: 10.1109/MCE.2016.2614524
IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine 6/1 2020-03-20
2016 Jorge Goncalves, Simo Hosio, Yong Liu, Vassilis Kostakos
Worker Performance in a Situated Crowdsourcing Market
published pages: 612-624, ISSN: 0953-5438, DOI: 10.1093/iwc/iwv035
Interacting with Computers 28/5 2020-03-20
2016 Erik Longo, Laura Vagni
Socio-Economic Rights of Senior People in Urban Areas: Towards a New European Perspective
published pages: 63-72, ISSN: 2073-8420, DOI:
PRAVO I UPRAVLENIE. XXI VEK (Journal of Law and Administration XXI Century) 4/2016 2020-03-20

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