HEALTHY AGEING THROUGH INNOVATION IN RURAL EUROPE (HAIRE)
The project will develop and test systems that empower and enable older people (aged 60+ and no longer employed) in rural areas to:
- define what support they need;
- participate in the design and delivery of services;
- develop solutions for themselves to reduce loneliness and improve quality of life, health and wellbeing, based on their own interests, capabilities and preferences, and supported by the voluntary, private and public sectors.
The project aims to:
- reduce isolation and loneliness & improve wellbeing in the 60+ age group;
- increase collaboration between participating agencies and Voluntary & Community Sector Organisations (VCSOs);
- improve rural community vitality;
- increase active participation of older people & voluntary sector in service design & delivery;
- create new models of service delivery.
Exeter University are leading on this project. There are 15 partners in total from England, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Project Meeting - Lille, France 10-12 February 2020
The first meeting of all partners, and the launch of the HAIRE project, took place in Lille, France (hosted by the Department of the Nord) on the 10-12 February 2020.
Interreg 2 Seas: http://www.interreg2seas.eu/
Interreg 2 Seas 2014-2020 is a European Territorial Cooperation Programme covering England, France, the Netherlands and Belgium (Flanders). The Programme is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and has a total of €241m (£203m) ERDF to co-finance projects in the 2014 – 2020 period.