University College of Lillebaelt
University College Lillebaelt is one of eight university colleges in Denmark. In accordance with Danish legislation UCL award professional bachelor degrees. For instance in:
- Social Work
- Social Education
- Teacher Education
- Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy
The departments for Social Education and Social Work participate in the iAge project. The R&D department supports the process.
The aim of our pilot project is to develop a rural municipality with elderly people as the agents of change. UCL lectures and students develop course material that enables resourceful elderly people to make activities for other elderly people within the areas of entrepreneurship, volunteering and health. Social media will be a central mean to support the activities.
The principle of user driven innovation is important in the pilot. We imagine that the activities could for instance be how to publish a book, start up an online shop, start up a Facebook group in healthy cooking or start up a study group in literature. But it is up to the participants. The idea is to make the municipality more attractive to live in.
Relations to central NGO's will be established.