Age-friendly housing translated into clear guidance for professionals

AGE and partners of the Homes4Life project are releasing a set of reports and technical guidance to support the development of resilient housing that meets the needs of an age-diverse population.

Report on the age-friendly housing situation in Europe

While the vast majority of Europeans want to age at home, the share of the housing stock adapted to an ageing population is very limited. AGE has been leading a ‘desktop’ (online document) research on the trends shaping the development of age-friendly housing in Europe based on the analysis of the situation in 10 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland and Sweden. Read the report

A toolbox with guidance, technical specifications, and assessment

The need for environments inclusive of a diversity of age and abilities is a regular claim of AGE. Yet, civil society, policy-makers, technologists, and the construction sector sometimes struggle to talk the same language. The multidisciplinary consortium of the Homes4Life project thus worked for the development of a common vision, and a set of concrete tools to implement it. Read Homes4Life’s vision for 2040

The Homes4Life toolbox comprises:

Funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission, Homes4Life has developed a first version of a new European certification scheme for age-friendly housing. The coming year will be dedicated to the refinement of this first version, its testing with pilot sites, and its promotion.

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