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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: joan@ldcluster.com

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.

The project has developed a Social Business Model addressing all three bottomlines:

Profit, People and Planet.

The Social Business Model can be used free of charge but you need to download it to your own computer before using it.

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

Photo: Martin Adams

Wednesday 15th. of December 2021: FInal Conference

We invite you to join the final conference of BaltSe@nioR 2.0 project to discover what we have managed to achieve and how you can use our results in your professional work to build more beautiful, more inclusive and more sustainable Europe together with us.

Sign up here


Monday 15th. of November 2021: Senior Friendly Furniture Forum 10.00-12.00


Friday 25th. June 2021: Are you looking for new knowledge and insight about seniors as customers and how to design furniture for their needs?

Or maybe you are searching for the information on how to better prepare your institution for the visit of seniors?

then attend: BaltSe@nioR 2.0 Virtual Library training session – 25th June 10:00-11:30 (CET)

In the BaltSe@nioR 2.0 Virtual Library you can find information, inspiration and research related to seniors.

So, if you want to know more about seniors´ needs, furniture for seniors or senior-friendly public spaces and where to find the latest news within the field, then join this short training session. You will learn more about the Virtual Library and how to navigate on the platform.

Sign up HERE

Before the session we would kindly ask you to go to www.baltsenior.com and create a profile.

You will need that for the training session.

Participation in the training and using of the Virtual Library is FREE OF CHARGE.

This event is a part of the BaltSe@nioR 2.0 project, within the INTERREG Baltic Sea Region Programme and is co-financed by the European Union.


May 19th. 2021, How do we design public spaces & furniture for seniors in the future?

Senior-friendly furniture forum at 10-12.00 CET

In a few years there will be more people over 60 years than under 15 years. That will be the first time that society will experience this. How will our public spaces, indoor and outdoor look if we design for this future?

At this international online meeting we discuss the topic with furniture manufacturers, public institutions, Municipalities and research institutions.


  • 10.00 – 10.05 Welcome by Lifestyle & Design Cluster
  • 10.05 – 10.25 Co-designing with seniors. Sidse Carroll works in ”The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design” at the
    Royal College of Art in London and has years of experience in the field of aging, including
    participatory research and co- designing with
  • 10.25 – 10. 45 Design Thinking as a method to design for seniors in the public space by Cecilie Schultze from The Danish Design Center.
  • 10.45 – 10.50 Reflection/break
  • 10.50 – 11.05 Senior centered design by Alex Terzariol,
    Designer and Manager of MMdesign in Bolzano.
  • 11.05 – 11.20 Best practice case, tba
  • 11.20 – 11.50 Round table talk. How can we be on track of this development?
  • 11.50 – 12.00 Thank you and sharing contacts for future

Join us for a few hours of inspiration, discussion, network and new knowlegde on how we can design for seniors (and all) in the future.

This event is a part of the BaltSe@nioR 2.0 project, within the INTERREG Baltic Sea Region Programme and is co-financed by the European Union.


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.”


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:https://baltsenior.com/library/?id=aa65cb17-eb35-4279-8606-96fe81f98d05


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