The project consortium met for the last time in Rome/Italy – the final consortium’s meetings

The internal Project Steering Committee (PSC) meeting as well as the Financial Auditing Group (FAG) meeting, followed by the Age Steering Group (ASG) meeting, were co-organized by the Italian project partner (PP11) at the premises of the National Agency for Vocational Training (ISFOL) in Rome on 11 October 2013.
All meetings within the project were successfully organized as foreseen in the project’s Application Form. In general, the internal meetings of PSC and FAG provided a comprehensive overview of all activities and meetings accomplished within the project. The overview further contained information about the project management and coordination, communication, knowledge management and dissemination, the CE-Ageing Platform and its Strategy, the implementation of nine regional pilots as well as the pilot and project evaluation. Further, the elaboration of the final report and the project closure was intensively discussed and approach to be taken agreed with all project partners.

In the frame of the Age Steering Group, which was responsible for the development of the core product of the project, the final version of the “CE-Ageing Platform Strategy” was presented by Ms. Anette Scoppetta (ZSI). This final product includes the feedback given in the public online consultation process, taking place from March 1, 2013 until September 13, 2013. Further, the outcomes of the face-to-face meetings with relevant authorities organized in all partner countries were incorporated. The Strategy will be available by the end of December 2013 as online version in English and will be available on the project website. The project partners discussed and agreed on dissemination and capitalization of the CE-Ageing Platform Strategy until the projects´ end and beyond. And several project partners mentioned their intention to translate the Strategy into their national languages (e.g. in Slovak).
Within the 3 years of project duration, the partnership was permanently developing and strengthening, tight international networks were built so that follow up projects were already handed in and more cooperation and projects are planned to be developed in future.
Thanks to the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme and thirteen reliable, motivated, hard working partners  from the CE region as well as 8 supporting strategic partners, the project could be implemented and successfully finalized.

Tanja Bogner, LP, Chamber of Labour Upper Austria

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