Introduction to DCU: The Age- Friendly University Initiative DCU is a research-intensive university that has pioneered a number of national initiatives since it opened in 1986. In 2012 DCU launched Ten Principles of an Age-Friendly University. This developed into a global network of over 70 universities in Europe, North America, South America, South East Asia and Australia. The Age-Friendly University Global Network, led by DCU, highlights the role that higher education can play in societies with an ageing demographic around the world. The AFU offers opportunities for older adults to engage in educational, research, wellness, social and cultural opportunities across the DCU campus. DCU Age-Friendly office is delighted to be leading the TRACEUS project. The Irish project team comprises Christine O’Kelly, Age-Friendly Global Network Coordinator; Grainne Reddy, who looks after the administration for the Age Friendly office; Dr Cathy Fowley, researcher and collaborator with the AFU office, who works closely with Christine on managing the TRACEUS project, and Caoimhe Gilmartin, who is doing a marketing internship for DCU AFU.