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FInal event I-stay@home: Independence through technology

Placed by Lissa van der Heijden for e-Ucare at 2015-04-30


After almost four years of hard work, the I-stay@home (ICT solutions for an ageing
society) partnership and the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union are now happy to invite you to our final conference.

This event will present our outcomes and findings with respect to providing
independence through technology to elderly people, share our experiences as
housing providers, and communicate the views of our ageing and disabled end

All project partners will be present and available for your questions. Representatives from the European Union will also be available to give an insight to the project’s European context.

The I-stay@home project sought to investigate how information communication
technology can support elderly and disabled people against challenges such as
isolation, security, disability, health, financial hardship and independent living.

Nine housing associations, two universities and four technical companies across
France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK came together to undertake this research on a pan-European level. The project is part funded by INTERREG IVB of the European Regional Development Fund since 2011 and ends now in 2015. It is led by Joseph-Stiftung from Bamberg in the Free State of
Bavaria in Germany.



18:00h    Registration and welcome drinks

18:30h    Welcome Note
                Michael Hinterdobler, Director of the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU

18:40h    Welcome by I-stay@home partnership
                Lead Partner Dr. Wolfgang Pfeuffer, Joseph-Stiftung

18:50h    “The transnational funding program INTERREG NWE as support for I-stay@home“
                 Ruut Louwers, Programme Director INTERREG NWE

19:15h    “I-stay@home in the context of EU action on Active and Healthy Ageing”
                 Joost van der Vleuten, Policy Officer at the directorate for Sustainable and Secure Society of DG

                 CONNECT, European Commission

19:45h    „I-stay@home: Independence through technology for a better living in an ageing society“
                 Project Partner Glen Joseph, Habinteg Housing Association   

20:45h    Closing words and pictures 
                 Project Partner and host of the day Hans Heyse, Volkshaard cvba

21:00h    Get together and Flying Buffet

Host and presentation: Project partner Hans Heyse, Volkshaard cvba 

When and where

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 18.00h
At the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU
Rue Wiertz 77
1000 Brussels

The event is free of charge and will be held in English.

To learn more about the project and to register for the event, please visit the website:


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