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Workshop "Ageing Well at Home"

to take place in

Düsseldorf, 23 June 2010, 14:00 – 17:00 h

at the
Ministry of Health, Equalities, Care and Ageing of North Rhine-Westphalia
Horionplatz 1
40213 Düsseldorf, Room 444


Against the background of the upcoming European Year for Active Ageing & Intergenerational Solidarity 2012 the workshop aims at the development of a European exchange of information on activities and initiatives in different European regions, the identification of areas for cooperation which may lead to the establishment of partner consortia and the development and submission of project proposals to European Commission funding programmes.

At the workshop we will also introduce you to relevant funding programmes of the European Commission. These offer opportunities to different types of institutions in the regions for obtaining funding for a variety of different activities in the topic areas 'Silver Economy', and 'Ageing Well at Home' which they would like to carry out with partners from other European regions.

The interest of the SEN@ER partners is to develop, implement and pilot new services addressed to seniors and family members but also including those target groups actively offering the services which support an independent living at older age and a living at high quality standards.

The spectrum of services is likely to include a multitude of different types of services and can range from those directly addressed to the target group, those addressed to carers including family carers and professional carers but may also include qualification and further training activities addressed to craftsmen for adapting flats and houses following 'design for all' principles or even services aiming at the development of quality seals or minimum requirements standards for service delivery and ways of implementing these to increase the quality of services. Thought will be given to also properly address the requirements of minority groups and citizens with a migration background which may require different approaches to be followed.

The invited participants are kindly asked to submit to the SEN@ER Secretariat their points for discussion, ideas and proposal outline papers to the workshop ideally already before the workshop which will allow us to speed up the discussion and the decision making processes at the workshop.

Target Groups

The workshop is recommended for representatives from health and social care service providers, housing organisations, universities and research institutions, city / municipality and regional authorities, welfare and charity organisation, expert networks, associations and federations of different type but also individuals and organisations with concrete ideas and interests for European projects in the topic area with and without experience in EC funding programmes and coming from the SEN@ER partner regions.

Please fee free to recommend to us or pass on this invitation to other institutions and experts whom you think fit and who may be interested in attending the workshop.


13:00 – 13:15
Welcome and Introduction Round
13:15 – 13:30
Presentation of the topic “Ageing Well at Home”
Dr. Claus Eppe, Ministry of Health, Equalities, Care and Ageing of North Rhine-Westphalia &
Werner B. Korte, SEN@ER European Secretariat
13:30 – 14:30
Presentations by stakeholders on current activities, interests, plans
All workshop participants
Chairperson: Philippe Vanderpotte, SEN@ER partner region Limousin
14:30 – 15:30
Discussion: possible areas of cooperation across Europe
Open Discussion
15:30 – 16:15
Discussion and agreement on topic(s) and partners for cooperation at European level
Open Discussion
16:15 – 16:45
European funding opportunities
Werner B. Korte, SEN@ER European Secretariat
16:45 – 17:00
The next steps and outlook
Chairperson: David Carmona, Fundecyt  Extremadura (Spain) (tbc)
Dr. Claus Eppe, Ministry of Health, Equalities, Care and Ageing of North Rhine-Westphalia
Closing of the day

Download the workshop report here



Ministry of Health, Equalities, Care and Ageing of North Rhine-Westphalia

Dr. Claus Eppe
Horionplatz 1, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany
Phone: +49 (2 11) 8 618-3320
Fax: +49 (2 11) 8 618-4460

European SEN@ER Secretariat:

Christiane Krupp, Werner B. Korte
empirica Gesellschaft für Kommunikations- und Technologieforschung mbH
Oxfordstr. 2, 53111 Bonn, Germany
Phone: +49 (2 28) 9 85 30-0
Fax: +49 (2 28) 9 85 30-12