Inclusion, Educating City and Elderly People, a Current Inclusive Challenge



The world population has changed spectacularly in the last decades. The growth in life expectancy is forcing a restructure in our policies and, obviously, education. For 2050, there will be 2.000 sixty plus year olds. That is mor that 20% of the world population. Besides, discrimination for ageing and, sometimes, abandonment and abuse of elderly people is a frequent and harmful attitude. The main objective of this article is to make a theoretical approach to the work that is carried out from educative cities to that effect. Local governments have an outstanding role when giving response to the challenge of a more and more aged society. One of the obligations of the cities that have joined this international movement is the fulfillment of the charter of EC. In it, it is said that cities should be aware of the mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion that affect them, and the varieties that are coated and will be developed by the needed policies of affirmative action, such as activities directed to the inclusion of that given collective.


In a second part of the article, we will make a selection of the main activities with elderly people carried out in the Spanish territory, as a reference of the work towards the inclusion of vital importance for this collective around the world.