On 18th January the project partners (PP) organized a Peer-review meeting. The aim of the meeting was to conduct the peer review of the regional Action Plans and support each other with expertise and advice. Unfortunately, we could meet only online, as another wave of the Coronavirus has been rolling through Europe at that time. Despite that inconvenience, it was still great to see all the friendly faces and spend some time together.

Seventeen participants from all five partner regions involved in the INTENCIVE project presented how their regions will change for better by utilising experiences and ideas gathered during this project. Let’s take a closer look at the Action Plans themselves and see how project partners see these changes and how adapting them to local needs went. 

PP1 and PP2, from South Ostrobothnia, Finland

Our Finnish project partners decided to combine Good Practices (GP) from two different regions to get the best of both worlds. A GP from Gozo (Using technology for the well-being of the elderly with special needs) and from Hungary (Streaming Culture to Senior Entertainment) have been adjusted to already implemented technology so that they could reach their target group as soon as possible. Funding application will be issued in the autumn of 2022 and full implementation should take place in 2023.

Another action foreseen to be taken by PP1 and PP2 is the “AgeHome project” supporting elderly living at home. Inspired by solutions from Bretagne, West-Transdanubia and Cantabria, this project would help the elderly to stay independent at their own home as long as they can. The project is already ongoing and will last until the end of 2023.

PP3 from West-Transdanubia, Hungary

Inspired by the GP of “Showroom for well-being technologies”, our Hungarian partners would like to introduce a smart senior room (“at.home”) initiative. at.home is a complex micro-environment, integrating multiple elements of the smart room dedicated to senior people and care organizations and functioning as a demonstration, dissemination, testing and research facility. It has been established that making such a showroom also available to business and educational institutions. Implementation of this solution has already started, presented great practical results and will continue development in the future. This is a pilot action funded through INTENCIVE project.


PP4 from Gozo, Malta

Partners from Malta focus their efforts on preparing a Gozo Dementia Care Monitoring (DEcM). A system that would allow for real-time tracking and care of dementia patients. Inspiration has been GPs from Hungary and Finland. Its realisation will start later in 2022.

The Gozo AI Social Care Robot is the second of actions planned by the PP4. It would entertain the elderly and help them fight off the loneliness. PP4 would like to create it in cooperation with the Faculty for Social Wellbeing at the University of Malta and with Seinajoki University of Applied Sciences. However, the project is at a very early stage and has to be further assessed.

PP5 from Bretagne, France

In Bretagne, a project partner GP that received the most attention was the “Showroom for well-being technologies” from Finland. French partners would like to bring an adjusted version of it also to Bretagne. Up to four physical showrooms could be created, plus one virtual. Funding research is planned for autumn 2022 and the first implementation for 2023.

• PP6 from Cantabria, Spain

Project partners from Cantabria were another region that voiced interest towards adaptation of the GP “Showroom for well-being technologies”. Called LINNUX-E, a laboratory for innovation and usability will help to research and develop new designs that will focus on making the life of the elderly easier. Implementation is already on the way and should be accomplished by July 2022.

The second implementation in Bretagne is a mix of five different GPs which utilise mobile application and web services to improve and speed up the access to health care services in the region. SCSALUD app, as it is called, is already in development and should be deployed by the end of 2022.

After every Project Partner had a chance to present their Action Plan and received valuable comments, we entered the last stage of our meeting where we discussed general issues and additional aspects of what a final Action Plan should look like. Closing remarks made by project lead Sanna Inkeri left us in a good mood as everything seems to go according to the schedule.