SolidariosHi World Congress Madrid 2017



VENUE · Cibeles Palace, Madrid.

DAY 1 · Thursday 25th May 2017

  • 8:30 - 9:30


  • 9:30 - 9:45

    WELCOME, by Cristóbal Sánchez Blesa, President of SOLIDARIOS and Rhian Bradley, Chair of Homeshare International

  • 9:45 - 10:00

    WELCOME TO THE CITY, by María Soledad Frías Martín (General Director of the Area for Older People at the local government of Madrid)

  • 10:00 - 10:45

    The Nan Maitland Memorial Lecture
    Intergenerational relationships for older people, by Prof. Malcolm Johnson, President of Homeshare International. Director, International Institute on Health and Ageing, UK

  • 10:45 - 11.15

    Coffee break

  • 11:15- 12:15

    Congress opening conference by Enrique Barón Crespo, President of the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation and former President of the European Parliament.

  • 12:15 - 13:00

    Homesharing: what brings us together and what can we learn from our differences. A dialogue between Europe and the United States.  Kirby Dunn, Executive Director of HomeShare Vermont and Claire de Kerautem, Director of 1toit2ages Belguim.

  • 13:00-13:30

    Announcement of the Next World Homeshare Congress and closing of morning session.

  • 13:30 - 15:00

    LUNCH with opportunity for networking

  • 15:00 - 16:30

    WORKSHOP 1 / ROOM 1:  How to give economic value to the social value of an intergenerational scheme. Leire San José. ECRI Group of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and GEAccounting.

  • 15:00 - 16:30

    WORKSHOP 2 / ROOM 2   
    Communication and marketing skills: What we talk about when we talk about Homeshare: a revision of the perception of these programmes. Beris Campbell, Director of Homeshare Australia and Rhian Bradley, Chair of Homeshare International

  • 15:00 - 16:30

    WORKSHOP 3 / ROOM 3    
    Respect, tolerance and dealing with “difference”. Breaking down intergenerational, intercultural, econonomic, gender, ethnic and other types of barrier. Cross-sectional approach. Claire Morphet, PossAbilities Homeshare, Manchester, UK

  • 16:30 - 17:00

    Closure of session

  • 17:00 - 19:30

    FREE TIME: Offering cultural experience and city tour for the participants and partners

  • 20:30 – 23:00


DAY 2: Friday 26th May 2017

  • 9:00 - 9:30


  • 9:30

    Day 2 Welcome

  • 9:30 - 11:30

    Eight 30-minute round tables with successful experiences, innovative projects relating to intergenerational issues or healthy and active ageing and other ways of homesharing as a tool for integration and mutual help. Delegates can experience three sessions during the morning.

  • Round table 1

    Deborah Fox and Heather Nielsen: Building a National Network of Homeshare Schemes. The UK Experience

  • Round table 2

    Sibel Whitehead and Zaira de Novellis: The monetary and economic value of Homeshare

  • Round table 3

    Jae Soon Cho: The Korean experience with Homeshare. Homeshare programmes in Asia

  • Round table 4

    Beris Campbell: Boosting the development of Homeshare programmes in Australia.  An upbeat story

  • Round table 5

    Gaspar Mayor: Intergenerational Housing in Alicante: Living, growing old and dying with dignity in one´s own household.

  • Round table 6

    Pilar Serrano (Madrid’s local government): Madrid, an Age-friendly city.

  • Round table 7

    Mariano Sánchez: Strategies to promote research on homesharing. The role of the Homeshare International Research Group

  • Round table 8

    Marcos Böcker (SOLIDARIOS para el Desarrollo). Keys to the growth of intergenerational programmes.

  • 11:30 - 12:00

    Coffee break

  • 12:00 - 13:00

    The experience of commercial/non-profit collaboration to promote intergenerational Homeshare programmes in the UK. Chris Anderson, Director of Donations of the Lloyds Bank Foundation and Alex Fox, CEO of Shared LivesPlus UK

  • 13:00 - 14:00

    Antonella Broglia. Homesharing: the protagonists speak about their experience

  • 14:00