Building partnership!


Building partnership!

Active ageing - Create a cross border team of ambassadors in order to improve the quality of life for Slovak and Hungary seniors

  • AcronymSKHU Ambassadors
  • Call IDSKHU/1902
  • Priority AxisEnhancing cooperation of public authorities
  • Specific objective4.1 Improving the level of cross border inter-institutional cooperation and broadening cross border cooperation between citizens.
  • Registration No.SKHU/1902/4.1/101
  • Total Project budget195,943.00 €
  • Total ERDF awarded166,550.70 €
  • Project start date01 April 2021
  • Project end date31 July 2022
  • Project statusClosed

The world population is aging. It is particularly true for the regions of Košice and Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén. The life expectancy is increasing and there is a major societal shift in support networks. In both regions migration of younger generations is a tendency, resulting in leaving the older population alone. The aging population means challenges tothe health care system and presents increasing costs for society. In order to prevent this, huge emphasis should be placed on the provision of elderly-centred and integrated care.
The SKHU Ambassadors project represents an innovative approach aiming at primarily improving the quality of life of seniors by promoting their health, physical activity and socialization. Based on previous research, it has been proved that physical and mental activity and its integration into the life of seniors has a key impact on health, quality of life and the level of social inclusion of seniors on both sides of the Hungarian and Slovak borders. Through the improvement of the level of social infrastructure and services for seniors the project plans to achieve several benefits for the society of the cross-border regions. In the frame of the project two Active Aging Centres will be created in Košice and Miskolc providing colourful programs to seniors. A platform will be also developed consisting of a “Favor Bank” with the opportunity of volunteerism, thus helping seniors feel useful and needed. Additionally cross-border volunteer days will be organised. Pilot programs will be implemented and the institutional cooperation will be increased through the creation of common services. The project and its activities will be offered to the widest possible population of seniors in the 60+ age group, with an emphasis on equal access on both sides of the cross-border regions.


Lead Beneficiary / ERDF awarded

Európske zoskupenie územnej spolupráce Via Carpatia s ručením obmedzeným

04266 Košice, Námestie Maratónu mieru 1

86,028.50 €

Beneficiary 1 / ERDF awarded

BORA 94 Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Megyei Fejlesztési Ügynökség Nonprofit Kft.

3525 Miskolc, Városház tér 1.

80,522.20 €


Opening ceremony of the Active Aging centre - 2022/06/06 10:00

The opening ceremony of the Active Aging Center, which is being built as part of the SKHU Ambassadors project, will take place on 06.06.2022 in Košice.

  • Location: Bačíkova 7 040 01 Košice
  • Project acronym: SKHU Ambassadors
  • Project registration number: SKHU/1902/4.1/101
  • Website:
  • GPS coordinates:
  • Event organized by: European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation Via Carpatia
  • Contact person: Jozef Bľanda
  • Phone number: +421 907 812 961
  • E-mail address:
  • Language of event: Slovak
  • Interpretation: no
  • Registration is needed: yes
  • SKHU/1902/4.1/101 (2)