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Sustainable Ageing in Future Europe

Sustainable Ageing in Future Europe (SAFE) started on september 1, 2015 and ended on June 30, 2017. Partners were Helsingborg, Sweden, Tampere in Finland, Foligno in Italy and WVO (a care organization) in the Netherlands.

The goal of the project was to cooperate with three other countries and develop tomorrow’s home care and create a better and more functional home care in 2020. The project was based partly on Europe’s big challenge of an increasingly aging population.


The project SAFE organized four conferences on the following themes:

  • a preventive approach by creating the opportunity to continue living in ordinary housing
  • healthy aging
  • customer guidance
  • welfare and technology

All partners hosted one respective conference and the first was held in Helsingborg in October 2015. About seventy people participated in the conferences, where citizen participation was essential in the project.

Expected results

The results of SAFE were that the parties, together with its citizens reflect on Europe’s challenges, share best practices, new ideas and new knowledge, while they will build networks between cities. The experience of the project and what happened at the conferences will be disseminated and documented in a report that will later lead to new project ideas being created.

Further information:
Project Manager Essi Lönnqvist