Celebrating Homeshare !


Auditorium BNP Paribas Fortis, Rue de la Chancellerie 1 -Brussels

All presentations given in French will be simultaneously translated into English.

Day 1 : Thursday, 21 March 2019

8h00-9h00 : Registration

9h00-9h03 : 1toit2ages Video

9h03-9h15 : Welcome: Moderator : Régis de kerautem

Claire de Kerautem, Director of 1Toit2Ages, Belgium and Cheryl Snider, Chair of Homeshare International

9h15-9h30 : Céline Fremault, Brussels Housing Minister

9h30-9h45 : Ahmed Medhoune, Director of Community Services at the Brussels University –

ULB -Université Libre de Bruxelles

9h45-10h00 : Householders and their homesharers share their experiences

10h00-10h45 : The Nan Maitland Memorial Lecture: Professor Malcolm Johnson, President of Homeshare International, Director of the International Institute on Health and Ageing (UK). Results of research introducing four-year olds into care homes.

10h45-11h00 : Alfonso Fajardo Barreras. Homesharing Social Impact Measurement by Solidarios- Spain


11h00-11h30 : Coffee break


11h30- 11h45 : Presentation of Maison Lazare in Belgium : by Sibylle de Malet. Apartments shared between Homeless people and young people aged 25-35.

11h45-12h30 : What is the role of Technology in Homesharing? With Violaine Leyder from CARSAT (France) first European online matching platform, Noelle Marcus, Director of Nesterly (USA) a new platform that pairs older homeowners with young renters and Kirby Dunn, CEO HomeShare Vermont (USA) and Lukas Hecke, Cofounder of WGE! (Austria). Moderator: Marlene Welzl (WGE!, Austria)

12h30-14h00 : Lunch with opportunities for networking

14h00-14h30 : Management frame of Homeshare in Seoul, Korea: Kuee Sook Suh (South Korea)

14h30-15h00 : Homeshare in Japan: Kubota Hiroyuki (Japan)

15h05-16h30 : Speed networking : Delegates from a wide range of experience and knowledge have the opportunity to meet, question and compare notes with practitioners and homeshare participants from around the world


16h30-17h00 : Coffee break


17h00-18h00 : Marketing the concept of intergenerational cohabitation (homeshare) to major companies, in the context of Corporate Social Responsibility by Jean-Renaud d’Elissagaray (France)

20h30 : Gala Dinner: Homeshare International 20th birthday!




Day 2 : Friday, 22 March 2019


8h30-9h00 : Delegates to arrive. Coffee

9h00-9h45 : "What is the European Union doing for the elderly?" by Anne Sophie Parent, Secretary General of AGE Platform Europe

9h50-10h40 : Workshops (delegates to choose one)

* Housing and Ageing

Damien Vanneste, Lecturer in Sociology

* Why and How to measure social impact with

Odile Dayez, Communication and Marketing Director of Les Petits Riens


* Homeshare schemes working with technology

Marlene Welzl, Manuel Schuler and Lukas Hecke from Gemeinsam

Wohnen (Austria)

* Taking a National approach to Homeshare development

Beris Campbell, OAM, HANZA (Australia) Deborah Fox, Homeshare Association (UK) Kirby Dunn, National Shared Housing Resource Center (USA)

* Setting up a participatory housing project: A collective and realistic utopia.

Pascale Thys, Habitat et participation (Belgium).


10h40-11h10 : Coffee break


11h10-12h00 : Three Different Homeshare Models from the Homeshare International Network : Austria by Manuel Schuler (WGE!), UK by Deborah Foxand and Germany by Nicole Krausse

12h15-13h00 : Announcement of the next World Homeshare Congress by Elizabeth Mills, OBE, Honorary Director of Homeshare International and congress

13h : Close of Congress


15h00 : City tour for Congress participants – leaving from the Grand Place (participants must register for the tour ahead of departure)