Silver Baltic Sea region
Five nations from the Baltic Sea region are among ten oldest in the world. All in all, 18% of the EU population is now 60+, and the ratio of seniors in societies is growing which poses considerable social and economic challenges.
BaltSe@nioR 2.0 connects municipalities, universities, businesses and NGOs from nine countries around to Baltic Sea to transform public spaces, like theatres, libraries, museums, restaurants, outdoor spaces, into more senior-friendly places.
Open up for knowledge exchange
A BaltSe@nior 2.0 e-book presents success stories of age-friendly public spaces across the Baltic Sea region to enable the regions learn from each other. Model demo spaces in several locations showcase senior–friendly public spaces. A networking group focused on designing for seniors, reinforced by training events, builds the capacity in the region. New guidelines on smart and age-friendly public procurement initiate a discussion on including safety and age-friendly requirements in the production and procurement of furniture for public spaces.
Smart, senior-friendly and planet centred design
BaltSe@nioR 2.0 helps furniture enterprises exploit the potential of creative industries and cross-sectional specialisation, including the implementation of ICT solutions, to develop new business ideas and produce smart furniture that correspond to the needs of seniors. New technologies in furniture design and production consider environmental aspects, the notion of universal design and intergenerational respect for knowledge and experience younger generations gain from older generations.
0.10MillionEni + Russia
Highlights by mid-term
Together with experts in geriatrics, design or robotics, BaltSe@nioR 2.0 has selected 20 outdoor and indoor public spaces in Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Finland to evaluate their potential in designing age-friendly public spaces. These places shall serve as an inspiration for spill-overs to other areas to become age-friendly.
To better understand the needs of seniors for the design of age-friendly public space, the project conducted a survey among 1,300 seniors in the involved countries.
The collected data constitute the basis for the development of a knowledge database that supports designers, furniture manufacturers, owners and managers of public spaces in creating inclusive design solutions that are suitable for seniors.
The ideas of smart furniture developed in BaltSe@nioR were redesigned to make them usable in public spaces. For instance, new functionalities were added to the previously developed magic mirror, smart chair and fall detection. Moreover, the project created new ideas of prototypes of furniture, like a smart table, to further facilitate the use of virtual reality by seniors.
13.08.2020Beata Fabisiak, project manager of the Interreg BaltSe@nioR and BaltSe@nioR 2.0 projects, explains how empowering young people brings multiple benefits: from driving economy to responding to major societal challenges. BaltSe@nioR and BaltSe@nioR 2.0 are great examples how young Europeans from different countries around the Baltic Sea can learn from each other to design a better future for Europe and its citizens.Read full story
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Poznan University of Life Sciences
- RegionMiasto Poznań
- RepresentativeBeata Fabisiak
Development Centre UMT
- RepresentativeJoan Knudsen
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences
- RepresentativeAnja Poberznik
Ukmergė District Municipality Administration
- RegionVilniaus apskritis
- RepresentativeLinas Rugienius
Võru County Vocational Training Center
- RepresentativeAstrid Org
Technical University of Munich
- TownSt. Petersburg
- RegionCity of St. Petersburg
- CountryRussian Federation
- RepresentativeIgor Kuprienko
Art Academy of Latvia
- RepresentativeVineta Kreigere
- RepresentativeMax Hogeforster
- RepresentativeKadri Tillemann
University of Skövde