A sustainable social integration for citizens in Old Havana

The project aims to improve life quality of elderly people and differently-abled young people and to strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations to deliver services creating spaces for socialising that encourage social integration of both group

Country (*)
Beneficiaries (*)
4081 people

Local partners

Oficina del Historiador de la Ciudad Habana- OHcH

Sociedad Civil Comunidad, Patrimonio y Medio Ambiente- SCPCMA

International partners



Legacoop Emilia-Romagna

Department of Emilia Romagna Region (Welfare policies Department, Service of social and health integration and policies for not self-sufficiency people). 

Funding agencies

European Union (EU)

Starting date

January 2017

Implementation period

36 months 

Old Havana, like the country as a whole, is facing the population aging and the resulting need to rethink existing social systems and their integration with a particular attention to new and more sustainable forms of management. As a result of this demographic trend, it increased social needs and the need to analyse and rethink real possibilities of servicies offered. A large number of elderly are take in charge directly by families members, most of them woman, who do not receive any social and economic recognition or by care givers that perform a service without a proper guide or means to carry out. Therefore, the project is in line with the objective of Cuba to improve life standars of elderly and differently-abled young people and the organization of care servicies, promoting the participation of civil society as a whole, and acting in line with OHCH policies reflected in the special agenda for the integrated developpment of the City (Pedi) 2020, as a result of pubblic consultation and a program of support and social integration in the inner city of Havana.

The main objective of the project is to promote social and economic integration of vulnerable groups, especially from the point of view of the social economy and  the gender approach, involving civil society and the Government.

The specific objective of the project is to contribute to define a model of sustainable management to care elderly and for social and economic  integration of differently-abled young people in Old Havana, in collaboration with civil society, institutions and community. 

  • Participation of families and technical staff to a sustainable management model to care elderly people in the inner city of Old Havana;
  • Raising awareness of the community and institutions about gender gap in care assistance and socioeconomic integration of  differently-abled young people;
  • Dissemination of best practices on care management. 


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