03 Sep 2021

DESIRE project successfully held its second transnational meeting

Partners met online in June due to travel restrictions caused by covid-19.

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The second transnational meeting of the European DESIRE project met online on 28 June to update the status of the activities carried out in IO1 such as several desk research and workshops at country level. In addition, the partners focused on the work to be developed in the coming months of the project in the different Intellectual Outputs.

The partners from Slovakia, Spain, Portugal and Slovenia had a fruitful online meeting hosted by CETEM, the Technological Research Centre of the Furniture and Wood in the Region of Murcia. If it had not been for the travel restrictions caused by the covid-19, the meeting would have been held at its facilities in Yecla (Murcia), Spain.

DESIRE, the acronym of DESIgn for all methods to cREate age-friendly housing, is a co-financed by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme and coordinated by STU working together with IESA, CETEM, SHINE2Europe and InnoRenew.

This initiative brings together a multidisciplinary team of experts of architects, ethnologies and social anthropologist, Habitat VET providers, ageing, human and mental health consultants in the built environment to achieve its objectives.

DESIRE will provide professionals in the building industry and home furnishings sector with the tools and skills to apply Design4All methods as an integral part of the design process, with the aim to create or adapt age friendly housing as a solution for the wellbeing, comfort and autonomy of the older adults or dependents at home.

Stay tuned and follow the conversation on #DESIREprojectEU.