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AGE INdependently

Priority Axis

Technological and Social Innovation

Specific objective

Social Innovation

Lead partner

Boulogne sur mer Développement Côte d'Opale (BDCO)

Date de début


Date de fin


Project budget

4 324 716

ERDF amount

2 594 829

ERDF rate


    À propos

    Common challenge

    Demographic change is one of the key societal challenges in the world as in the 2 seas zone. The number of elderly citizens is increasing continuously, but cities are struggling to adapt to their needs especially as there is an increased demand which can’t be met. Besides, the current focus is on the loss of autonomy of ageing population, while very little is done towards preventing this loss and helping the ageing population remain at home which is aggravated by inappropriate planning and real estate market, insufficient and non-coordinated social and health services, lack of awareness and low digital literacy.

    Main Achievements

    The main cross border deliverable has been the training course organised by VIVES in September 2019 for partners on the housing enabler to make sure all pp get a common basis to screen houses and flats.And PPs have been able to start the screenings following the same methodology. In November a partner meeting was organised and a training on focus group was organised for all PPs. site visits have started to take place. Partners have started to work on the multiplicity of labels existing regarding housing adaptation. 
    Partners have been working together on social detection tools, on focus group, on conducted conversation i. Also staff from OCMW met the social centres in Boulogne and a training course on how to detect isolated and fragile senior citizens has been organised in Bruges for all partners involved in WP2 in January 2020. 
    2 pilots have been completed : the investments 2 (enhanced Robot home) and 4 : co-creation of public space with elderly. 
    The University of Plymouth 's living lab is completed and well equiped with various range of robots and with cameras, the objective of the lab is to have seniors coming in and testing the robots and studying the interaction of seniors with robots in order to adapt them in a better way.



    Habitat du Littoral

    Centre Social Eclaté de Saint Martin Boulogne

    Centre socioculturel Audrey Bartier

    Age UK Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly

    WAC Zeeuws-Vlaanderen

    OCMW Brugge - MINTUS

    VIVES University college

    University of Plymouth

    Clubster Santé


    Ville de Boulogne-sur-mer

    GIE Eurasanté


    CCAS Boulogne sur mer


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    Living pilots (to implement) to test and demonstrate various house adaptations and public spaces

    Thème: Innovation - Social services
    Type: Physical equipment/pilot
    Target: Citizens - SMEs /enterprises - Universities and research centres