Second World Homeshare Congress: Collaboration in Action Cologne, Germany (Friday 1st to Saturday 2nd July 2011)

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The second world homeshare congress will bring together homeshare practitioners, academics, policy makers, and programme participants from all over the world to exchange ideas and learn from one another.

Homeshare is increasingly seen as a vital means of supporting people in their own homes,  meeting housing need and encouraging positive intergenerational relationships.

Congress venue

The congress will be held at the Cologne City Hall,

Rathausplatz 2, D-50667 Cologne.

Workshops and short presentations

“Sharing Experiences” workshops will be held on different themes, including supportive Homeshare networks, developing partnerships, researching thechallenges and the lessons to be learned from the



Keynote speakers have been invited including:

»» Mr. Jürgen Roters, Mayor of the City of Cologne

»» Beris Campbell, founding Program Coordinator,Wesley Homeshare, Melbourne, Australia & Director, Homeshare Australia & New Zealand Alliance (HANZA Inc.)

»» Kirby Dunn, Executive Director, Homeshare Vermont, USA

»» Mr. Martin Schulz, Member of European Parliament and Chairman of Socialist Faction

»» Professor Anne-Lotte Kreickemeier, founder of Homeshare “Wohnen Fur Hilfe” in Germany and Patron of Homeshare International

»» Alex Fox, Chief Executive of NAAPS, and Coordinator of UK Homeshare Association

»» Alain de Penfentenyo, joint founder of ensemble- 2generations, Paris, and Trustee of Homeshare International.

Other contributors will be announced in the full programme.


The delegate charge will be EUR 250 (Early Bird charge EUR 200 for those booking before 30th April). This will include the congress registration fee, all printed materials, refreshments during the seminars and the congress dinner on Friday night, but not the cost of accommodation.


A form is available on our website to enable you to register your interest in attending the

Second World Homeshare Congress.


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