SENER - Silver Economy Network of European Regions

Silver Economy Conference 2006

The 2nd European Silver Economy Conference took place in Kerkrade (The Netherlands) from 29 to 30 November 2006 under the responsibility of the SEN@ER partner region the Province of Limburg.

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Silver Economy 2006 first prize award for the telecourse
"Senior and disabled accessible building and living"

The award was handed over at the 2nd European Silver Economy conference in Kerkrade (The Netherlands). The telecourse is a project of the North Rhine Westphalian Trade Federation of Employers (in the field of sanitation, heating and climate) and of the chamber of crafts of the city of Düsseldorf and their centre "Housing for Elders" (Handwerkszentrum "Wohnen im Alter"). It offers vocational training for employees working in the fields of sanitation, electricity and heating installation and it sensitizes them for the needs of older people. The telecourse comprises interdisciplinary contents such as medical science, architecture, sanitary engineering and marketing and it qualifies its graduates for taking actions to adopt homes and houses to the needs of older and handicapped people.


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