Category: Meetings

Fourth Transnational Project Meeting (online)

On 16 July 2020 the 4th transnational partner meeting of the European Erasmus+ ESSENSE project took place. Within this project a university programme on Building Information Modelling in combination with Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) will be developed taking into account the housing needs of older people in order to remain in optimal physical and psychological conditions. The main focus of this meeting was the development of the course contents as well as the collaboration platform on which the course contents, train the trainer materials and exam templates are provided.

The increasingly ageing population throughout Europe is the background to this project. In the future it will become more and more important to design and technically equip the living environment of older people in such a way that they can lead an independent and self-determined life until old age. At the halfway point of the three-year project duration, the development of the teaching content is nearing completion. In the next step, these teaching contents on the subject of BIM, AAL with a focus on the special needs of physically limited people, will be tested and evaluated in the form of a pilot test. You will find detailed information on the contents in the current newsletter of ESSENSE. In addition to the teaching contents and the platform, the partners also dealt with the question of the dissemination of the project results beyond the project duration.

The ESSENSE website as well as the collaboration platform and all documents developed will be available to all interested parties for this purpose until at least 2024. At the end of the project in the middle of next year, all those interested in this educational program will be invited to a central information event. We will inform you as soon as the date is fixed. The next meeting will take place in January 2021 at the partner of the University of Skopje in Northern Macedonia, hopefully again in person.

If you have any questions about the project or if you are interested in participating in the pilot tests for the ESSENSE platform, please contact the partners of the project.

Third Transnational Project Meeting in Jaén, Spain

The third transnational project meeting for the EU-project “ESSENSE” took place in the facilities of Ageing Lab near the Andalusian city Jaén in Spain. The aim of the project is to develop a complete educational offer for universities and continuing education providers, combining the topics of Building Information Modeling with “Active Assisted Living” (also: “Ambient Assisted Living” – in short: AAL) by the end of the project in 2021.

The project meeting in Jaén focused on the presentation of a “Educational Philosophy” and the “Joint Curriculum”, in which the structure and rough contents of the higher education programme are defined. The validation of this Joint Curriculum by relevant stakeholders is scheduled for early December 2019.

In terms of content, the partners from Spain, Germany, North Macedonia and Slovenia discussed the requirements of the collaborative learning platform on which ESSENSE offers the training programme with didactic materials such as learning videos. The didactic content of the curriculum was another focus of the meeting. A total of five modules will be developed on topics such as “Basic Concepts of BIM”, “Needs of the senior citizens and their caretakers” or “Smart Housing and Ambient Assisted Living principles”.

We thank Ageing Lab and all project partners for the great organisation and the successful meeting! Further information about the project and the possibility to subscribe to the ESSENSE-newsletter can be found on the website of the ESSENSE-project.

The Second Transnational Project Meeting in Yecla, Spain

The Second Transnational Project Meeting

The Second Transnational Project Meeting was held in Yecla, in CETEM facilities, during April 8th and 9th 2019.

During this meeting the discussion was about the ending on Intellectual Output 1 and the starting Intellectual Output 2, Educational Philosophy and Joint Curriculum.

The Intellectual Output was closed with a report analysing the situation and evolution of Smart Housing and Ambient Assisted Living within BIM. Then, the concept of Educational Philosophy was well explained for its future development and the partners agreed about the main concepts to develop in the curriculum. For this purpose, CETEM has organized a workshop to have a first sight about the Learning Outcomes (Knowledge, skills and Competences) to join the Curriculum and have a clear overview of each of the units.

This Workshop was attended by Dr. Rafael Maestre, leader of the Working Group 4 (Solutions for Ageing Well at Home, in the Community and at Work) in the SheldON Cost Action (CA 16226: Smart Habitat for the Elderly) and Head of CETEM’s Electronics Department, and Dr. David Caparrós, Head of Sustainable Construction Department in CTM (Technical Center of Marble, Stone and Materials of the Region de Murcia) who also presented the European projects BIMStone (2018-1-DE02-KA202-005146) and UrbanBIM (2018-1-RO01-KA203-049458) with the aim to create synergies between our projects.