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First awards ceremony for local strategies in support of migrant elders (Registration deadline: 24 January)

The awards ceremony for the first European Local Authorities Competition (ELAC) on Good Practices on the Support for Migrant Elders is to take place on 9 February 2011 at the Committee of the Regions headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
The first winner will receive a prize of €3 000, the second of €1 500 and the third of €1 000. All three winning municipalities will have been selected for their outstanding local initiatives for the improvement of the quality of life of migrant elders, and notably in the fields of housing, leisure, culture, and social and intergenerational activities. Also among the qualifying fields are support for economic activities vis-à-vis specific products and services and supporting volunteering by and for migrant elders.
The winning initiatives must be innovative, sustainable, concrete, and transferable allowing for other local authorities to inspire themselves from existing or past initiatives. The awards ceremony will also provide participants with the opportunity to exchange on the kinds of initiatives and projects that exist to improve the quality of life of migrant elders.
The competition is part of the European project 'Active Ageing of Migrant Elders Across Europe" (AAMEE). It was launched by the Ministry for Intergenerational Affairs, Family, Women and Integration of the state of North-Rhine Westphalia and the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), in partnership with the Committee of the Regions and under the patronage of the President of the European Parliament, Jerzy Buzek.
Practical information

Date and time: 9 February 2011, 14:30 – 17:30.
Venue: Committee of the Regions, Building Jacques Delors, Brussels, Belgium.
Registration: Fill out and send registration form before 24 January 2011
Languages: English, German.