SENER - Silver Economy Network of European Regions


Times of Societal Change – Active Ageing – Develop Joint Perspectives in the Euregio

SENIORitas and its partners held a euregional workshop for professionals in the fields of home-based services and tourism for older people in North Rhine-Westphalia and for members of the German-speaking community in Belgium and of the province of Limburg. Against the background of demographic change and the changing relevance of the ageing process, the workshop aimed to discuss existing offers on the silver market and develop new concepts.

The workshop was held on 2 November 2005 in Aachen/Germany. It was opened by minister Armin Laschet from North Rhine-Westphalia and Jean Severijns from the government of the province of Limburg. During the workshop, the network "Euregional Silver Economy" was founded and is now open to new members. Additional information can be obtained directly from SENIORitas at the Sozialwerk Aachen.

Programme, papers/presentations and press material can be downloaded from here.

All downloads are available in German language only.


Workshop Programme [122KB]

Sabine Verheyen, Mayoress of the city of Aachen [53KB]

Armin Laschet, Minister for Generations, Women, Family and Integration of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia [130KB]

Jean Severijns, Province of Limburg [40KB]

Dr. Josef Hilbert, Institut für Arbeit und Technik [1.6MB]

Marlies Sobzak, Directeur Commerciële Zaken Thermae 2OOO [2.9MB]

Dieter Kral, Director Wohnbau Mainz GmbH [1MB]

Ralph Smeets, Director Holiday Care BV [219KB]

Heinz Gehlen, Director IHK Aachen [44KB]

Network Euregional Silver Economy

List of network members [26KB]

Press reactions

Collection of press articles [ZIP, 4.7MB]

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