Open Workshop: Mandate M/420 and prEN 17210

Homes4Life partners EUROCARERS (Nadia KAMEL) and ECTP (Alexis DAVID) will attend the Open Workshop: Mandate M/420 and prEN 17210, on 5th June 2019 at the FEB, Brussels, Belgium.

This workshop will offer the opportunity of knowing the European developments under the second Phase of Mandate M/420 of the European Commission, and specifically  prEN 17210 ,  Accessibility and usability of the built environment – Functional requirements. prEN 17210 will be the first European Standard on accessibility of the built environment.

These standardisation works are being developed by the CEN-CENELEC JTC 11  Accessibility in the built environment. At this meeting, relevant experts will present the content of the document, and selected stakeholders will provide their views on the future standard.

This Open Workshop is specially aimed to the procurement community and legislators, as final users of the deliverables, to representatives of people with disabilities and of older people, and to all the relevant stakeholders involved in the building process and in the assurance of the accessibility chain, i.e. architects, engineers, facility managers, ergonomists, etc.

A detailed agenda for the Open Workshop will be distributed in the first weeks of May 2019.

Registration to the workshop  here

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Ageing trajectories of health: longitudinal opportunities and synergies

AGE Platform Europe is involved in the ATHLOS EU-funded project.

The aim of the project is to achieve a better understanding of ageing by identifying patterns of healthy ageing trajectories, the determinants of those patterns, the critical points in time when changes in trajectories are produced, and to propose timely public health interventions to optimise healthy ageing.

The project has launched a survey to gather opinions regarding which factors are most important for healthy ageing.

The survey can be completed in less than 5 minutes through the following link: ATHLOS Survey on Healthy Ageing Factors 5 

Homes4Life is at MIPIM World in Cannes this week !

Homes4Life will be present this week at MIPIM World in Cannes (France), the world biggest real estate fair with over 26.000 participants.

  • Grab an Homes4Life project postcard,
  • discuss the future of age-friendly living environments,
  • and get ready to invest into certified housing for ageing in place !

Meet us at the R2M Solution booth P-1 B69  and/or send an email to to set an appointment over the 4 days of the event.

About MIPIM Word

Established in 1990, MIPIM is A 4-day real estate event to meet the most influential players from all sectors of the international real estate industry.

It brings the entire value chain together and gives unrivalled access to the greatest number of development projects and sources of capital worldwide.

Neighbourhoods of the Future 2019

Better Homes for Older Adults: Improving Construction, Health, Care, Design, Technology & Finance

The Agile Ageing Alliance (AAA) and Tata Steel launched Neighbourhoods of the Future 2019.

The convergence of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), potentially game-changing assistive technologies and big data analytics constitutes a golden opportunity to rethink the outlook for ageing populations, especially in terms of housing.

AAA asked expert stakeholders what, in an ideal world, our homes and neighbourhoods could look like in 10 to 20 years, and what steps must be taken now to disrupt the status quo and make their vision a reality?

Neighbourhoods of the Future 2019 captures the thoughts and predictions of a veritable `who’s who’ of distinguished experts and emerging thought leaders. In these pages, you will discover novel concepts for disrupting construction, finance, social and business models.

Read the report here

Further info at : 

2nd STAIR-AHA meeting: final report and STAIR-AHA statement

Towards a new approach to standards that support active and healthy ageing to engage with users of all age groups.

Following the PROGRESSIVE project final Conference, STAIR-AHA has released a statement which calls on standardisers, policy-makers and socio-economic actors involved in standardisation to:

Ensure the compliance of the standards developed with a set of ethical principles which echoes the founding European values of respect and dignity in the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights;

Raise awareness of the benefits of the inclusion of older people – as experts regarding their own needs and preferences – in standards development;

Improve the inclusion of a wider range of stakeholders in the standardisation process and engage older people ́s representatives in order to ensure a better fit of standards with the needs and preferences of older people;

Make the standardisation process accessible in accordance with design-for-all principles so as to facilitate the participation of civil society representatives (examples of work could encompass user interfaces and built environments that are friendly, accessible and usable).

Read the full STAIR-AHA Statement and the final version of the report of the 2nd STAIR-AHA meeting.

Age-friendly housing: Promoting healthy spaces for all ages – IFA and WHO webinar

The IFA and WHO Department of Ageing and Life Course are organising a new webinar on connecting knowledge, new ideas and innovation around age-friendly environments (AFE).

The webinar Age-friendly housing: Promoting healthy spaces for all ages will be presented by:

  • Dr Ramona Ludolph – Technical Officer, Department of Public Health, Environmental & Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Ms Sybil Boutilier – Chair, Age Friendly Sausalito & Commissioner, Marin County Commission on Aging, California, United States
  • Ms Gemma Parera Álvarez – Technical Advisor, Diputació de Barcelona (Social Welfare Department), Barcelona, Spain
  • Ms Raquel Castelo Branco – Director, Social Cohesion Department, Porto City Council, Porto, Portugal

The webinar will focus on the public health impact of housing on health and showcase good practices in age-friendly housing from winners of the WHO / Grantmakers in Aging Innovation@Home contest.

Take this opportunity to connect with colleagues interested in AFE on Friday, 8 February 2019 at 11am EST.

Register here