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International conference and
ADAPT2DC consortium meeting

The Małopolska Region hosted the fourth Consortium Meeting of the “ADAPT2DC – adaptation to demographic change” project from the 11th to 13th June 2013

International Conference “Local communities facing demographic changes – challenges for health and social policy”
Partners and representatives of the Małopolska local self-governments exchanged experiences and presented good practices. The conference provided also an opportunity to share the ADAPT2DC actions with the local stakeholders. Jacek Woźniak, the Representative of the Board of the Małopolska Region for Strategic Planning welcomed all participants on behalf of the Marshal of the Małopolska Region. Klaus Bongartz, representing the ADAPT2DC Lead Partner laid out the project’s goals in the framework of the European Territorial Cooperation

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Winding up the conference was a debate of experts and practitioners active in the field of social and health care. The discussants sought answers to the question how local self-governments should design their health and social policies in order to anticipate the impact of demographic changes.

On the 12th June, ADAPT2DC project partners visited the Centre of Culture and Leisure for Senior Citizens in Nowa Huta, which operates as a part of the City of Krakow’s Day Care Centre. The Centre’s head, Antoni Wiatr briefly highlighted the home’s history and its activity. The structure, now providing care and rehabilitation services to senior citizens, occupies a building that once housed a canteen for students. This successful example of adapting the building to serve the new function has been recognized by the experts and included in the
ADAPT2DC Best Practice Catalogue.

Finally, on the 13th June the Project partners were hosted by the local authorities of the Miechow poviat. Marian Gamrat, the poviat’s Starost, welcomed the international guests and said he was pleased to co-operate with the Małopolska Region. After presentations on the organization of local health and social care, the participants visited the nearby nursing home.

Thuringian Ministry for Building, Regional Development and Infrastructure
Germany, 99096 Erfurt, Werner-Seelenbinder Str. 8
Contact Person:
Klaus Bongartz