BaltSe@nioR 2.00

BaltSe@nioR 2.00 is- as the project title indicates a project that builds upon knowledge and experience from BaltSe@nioR 1.00

The purpose of the project is- across countries around the Baltic sea to support furniture- and interior companies and public municipalities and organisations with knowledge and tools for them to make better and more senior friendly public spaces.

One of the main tasks for Lifestyle & Design Cluster is to further develop the online knowledge platform Virtual Library focusing on seniors, their needs and preferences for furniture for both own home and public spaces. You can gain free access to Virtual Library here

Furthermore we are responsible for establishing networking groups consisting of  municipalities, Furniture manufacturers operating within the contract market and with seniors as final target group, elderly organizations, researchers and other actors interested in discussing needs, best practice in relation to senior friendly public spaces. Can we work with public procurement in order to make them focus on both sustainability and more senior friendly  furniture and interior.  We are also going to work with social business models, and visiting some of the best practice public seniorfriendly spaces.

There will also be established a international network of actors across the Baltic Sea. The networking groups will take their starting point in the needs of the participants.

If you want to know more – please contact  project manager Joan Knudsen:

BaltSe@nioR 2.00 runs from January 2019 to September 2021 and is supported by The European Union’s Regional Development Fund and is a project under the Program Interreg Baltic Sea.

Read about 4 selected public senior-friendly spaces:

Joan Knudsen
Project Manager, Innovation & Design
Ph.: +45 9616 6202
Cell: +45 4242 1243

Project partners in BaltSe@nioR:

  • Poznan University of Life Sciences Poland
  • Development Centre UMT Denmark- (sekretariat for Lifestyle & Design Cluster)
  • Satakunta University of Applied Sciences Finland
  • Ukmergė district municipality administration Lithuania
  • Võru County Vocational Training Center Estonia
  • Technical University of Munich Germany
  • ITMO University Russia
  • Art Academy of Latvia Latvia
  • Hanse Parlament Germany
  • Saue Municipality Estonia
  • University of Skövde Sweden

Associated partners:

  • Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg Germany
  • Pori Public Library Finland
  • Valmiera City Municipality Latvia
  • Tibro Municipality Sweden
  • Szczecin Artistic Agancy Poland


The 10th June 2020, Circular Economy expert, Henrik Nørgaard Sørensen, Lifestyle & Design Cluster, held a webinar concerning United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in BaltSe@nioR 2.0.

The webinar was focused on the transition from linear to circular economy, and the importance of thinking differently about the way we use the resources.

The furniture and textile industries are some of the biggest consumers of raw materials. Furthermore companies in these industries aren’t focusing on the afterlife of the produced products.

There is a need for a changed mindset, and a need for a common language across the world , which is one of the reasons behind the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

In 2015 all leaders of the world agreed to the worlds most important plan. They agreed to United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals for a sustainable future. The 17 SDGs provide a unique opportunity for companies, public institutions, NGOs and other organizations to think differently and communicate about how they are a part of the solution for a better future. They are part of the solution and not of the problem. 

Watch our webinar by creating a profile on BaltSe@nioR Virtual Library, which you can access here

 After creating the profile, just search for “Webinar BaltSenioR Sustainable Development Goals” on Virtual Library or paste in this link:


The 9th november 2020: ”Smart furniture and wearables” -workshop by Satakunta University

“The workshop is organized in collaboration between BaltSenior 2.0 and ReactiveToo projects. In Smart furniture and wearables workshop different technologies and their possibilities are presented. You can see some prototypes and meet partners from different disciplines. The workshop is all about networking. The three topics covered are 1) Improvement and use ideas for the smart furniture, 2) Improvement and use ideas for the smart clothing and 3) Ideas that you or your company can bring to the development of such technologies. The workshop is targeted at furniture, textile and technological businesses, healthcare professionals, researchers and students. The workshop will use Microsoft Teams platform.”


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