Did you know that 32% of the European Union’s older adults’ population live alone? Loneliness and the lack of adapted services increase the vulnerability of seniors in rural and mountainous areas. This is why SILVER SMEs is investigating on improvements of regional support to rural SMEs of the Silver Economy! 

In the past months, SILVER SMEs partners gathered in Cork, Ireland, in February 2020, to discuss business opportunities linked to dependent ageing population during our third international conference. 12 good practices from across Europe were presented during the event, giving inspiration to support dependent older adults in various European rural and mountainous regions. 

Thanks to our study visits in County Cork, you can discover the Age-Friendly town of Bandon and understand how the initiative can help businesses to better adapt to older people’s needs in rural towns.  

Read more on the outputs of our conference, our new good practices and last video in SILVER SMEs 6th newsletter

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The SILVER SMEs project aims to support regional policies in rural and mountainous areas by enlightening the potential for SMEs to develop new innovative products and services of benefit and joy for a senior population. By supporting the development of new SMEs in the Silver Economy, an intrinsic objective is to stimulate growth and competitiveness of rural areas and mountainous areas. Have a look here at the SILVER SMEs project’s brochure! 

This 5-years Interreg Europe project was launched in June 2018. The project leader is the Spanish province of Teruel (Spain), and the other 8 project partners come from Ireland, Slovenia, Portugal, Spain, France, Sweden and Poland. 


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