Stay Active and Independent for Longer (SAIL)

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The SAIL project is funded by the European Commission and will run until 2020. The project team is comprised of members from the Netherlands, Belgium, France and the UK. SAIL is using the concepts of social innovation and co-creation to develop  a range of projects that each aim to help older people stay active and independent for longer. To achieve this the project aims to create new and more usually partnerships between the health and leisure sectors. Each of these partnerships will work with end users from the start of their project to ensure the initiative responds effectively to their needs. Unlike other partners the project team at Bournemouth University are not delivering a project to older people.  Instead they are drawing together the learning from all 11 initiatives  and managing the  feasibility study for this international project. The team will be using Expertise Management Methodology  (EMM) and working with Prof Hans de Bruin from HZ University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands. EMM has been developed to explore complex real-life situations. 


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  • SAIL project using EMM approach

    The SAIL project team at BU will be using a Expertise Management Methodology (EMM) to analysis the data collected from the pilot projects currently being developed by research partners in... »

Prof Ann Hemingway,  Prof Adele Ladkin  and Dr Holly Crossen-White with European research colleagues in Ostend, Belgium October 2018 .


Professor Ann Hemingway

Professor of Public Health and Wellbeing

Professor Adele Ladkin 

Professor of Tourism Employment

Dr Holly Crossen White 

Part Time Research Fellow

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