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Networking of INTERREG projects on demographic change

German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban DevelopmentThe Best Agers Lighthouses partners have been granted additional funding from the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development under the "Federal Programme Transnational Cooperation" for the purpose of sharing results between INTERREG projects which have dealt with ageing and demographic change and developing joint recommendations for further action in this field.

An exchange workshop was held on 25 September 2013 in Hamburg to foster the networking of INTERREG-projects on demographic change. Results among others were the sharing of ideas from the various fields of activities the projects are in and the disucssion on future trends within INTERREG.

A conference "Networking of projects on demographic change" took place in Berlin on 11 February 2014. 45 actors from different projects, inlcuding INTERREG and further national programmes, discussed about future perspectives and cooperation chances on demographic change. Furthermore, a joint position paper was presented, which was prepared by the INTERREG projects on demographic change. For more information please contact the Project Management.

Beside "Best Agers" and "Best Agers Lighthouses", several more INTERREG Projects have focused on demographic change during the EU funding period 2007-2013. Our partnership has taken great pleasure in cooperating and exchanging experience with these projects and has benefitted from their results.
Projects which have dealt with older age groups on the labour market:

  • Cities in Balance (North-West Europe) Active cities for all ages.
  • DC NOISE (North Sea Region) Demographic Change. New Opportunities in Shrinking Europe
  • DART (INTERREG IVC) Declining Ageing and Regional Transformation. 2010 – 2012
  • iAge (North Sea Region) e-inclusion in ageing Europe
  • Baltic Sea Labour Network (Baltic Sea Region) working together for sustainable labour markets. 2009 - 2011

Other projects on demographic change and related topics:

  • ICT for Health (Baltic Sea Region) Improving the acceptance of eHealth
  • Q-Ageing (Central Europe) Quality Ageing in an Urban Environment.
  • DAA (INTERREG IVC) design-led innovations for active ageing. 2012 - 2014