See the updated Austrian coalition's website at The Austrian coalition developed: 

Members of the Austrian coalition:

  • Mag. Gertraud Dayé, INPEA
  • Regina Ertl, Lebenswelt Heim
  • Dr. Margarethe Grasser, BMASK
  • Mag.  Claudia Gröschel, Österreichisches Rotes Kreuz 
  • MSc Monika  Gugerell, Hilfswerk Österreich 
  • MPH Monika Klampfl-Kenny, Amt d. Stmk. Landesregierung
  • Birgit Meinhard-Schiebel, Interessengemeinschaft Pflegende Angehörige
  • Dr. Doris  Pfabigan, Universität Wien/Inst. für Philosophie
  • Dr. Elisabeth  Pittermann, Österreichischer Pensionistenverband
  • Dr. Elisabeth Reitinger, IFF Wien
  • Dr. Margit Scholta, Pro Senectute
  • MBA Brigitte Stangl, Amt d. OÖ. Landesregierung
  • Mag. Charlotte Strümpel, Österreichisches Rotes Kreuz
  • MPH Judith Von Musil, Volkshilfe Steiermark
  • Mag. Monika Wild, Österreichisches Rotes Kreuz

Coalition Leader: Austrian Red Cross (ARC) The ARC, founded 1880, is a private independent NGO and member of the International Red Cross Movement. It is guided by the fundamental principles of the Red Cross Movement and its volunteers and employees engage in many humanitarian activities to help the most vulnerable in society, both nationally and internationally. The Health and Social Services department within the headquarters has extensive experience in conceptual work on social services and care for older people. The ARC has been involved as coordinator or partner in several EU-projects. Amongst others, these were “SEVEN-European Volunteer Exchange Network” (Grundtvig;, Breaking the Taboo 1+2 (Daphne II and Daphne III;, healthProelderly - Evidence based guidelines on health promotion for the elderly (Public Health Programme, as well as SLIC - Sustainable Learning in the Community and the follow-up project SLIC II – Training peer facilitators (Grundtvig,  Website: Contact person: Claudia Gröschel WeDO2 partner: Pro Senectute (PSÖ) was founded in 1986 with the aim to provide helpers who work with older people with knowledge, skills and supervision. Pro Senectute will increase the knowledge about the age and make it available to all sectors of society and to promote the policy and practice of the consequences resulting therefrom. Under the quality of life of aging people we understand the extent of self-determination and the chance to make their own ideas of living, everyday design and social participation, regardless of whether someone lives in its own home  or in a community facility, with  limited physical or intellectual mobility,  or someone is considerably in need of care. Our attention is the welfare and needs of carers as well as the design of work of the employees in the mobile services and in nursing homes. Therefore, we offer training and continuing education on important issues of the elderly, participate in research and initiate the development of new approaches for monitoring and care of the elderly that need assistance in managing their everyday need.  Website:  Contact person: Margit Scholta   

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