Members of the consortium: 

Lower-Rhine Council: Véronique Koehren (Silver development manager), Maud Sanchez-Brischoux (European Projects officer)

Upper Rhine Council: Christian Fischer (Director of autonomy), Carole Mochel-Wirth (Frailty prevention and innovation policy officer),

Moselle Council: Christophe Muller (Innovating housing and economic development manager), Anne-Laure Maclot (European affairs manager)

The Bureau Europe Grand Est is coordinator of the network.


Organisation and core activities: 

East of France Network: Lower-Rhine Council, Upper Rhine Council and Moselle Council (three French “Départements”).

The “Département” is the French public authority level in charge of local matters (NUTS III) with an important focus on solidarity and territorial equity. It supports citizens at key moments during their lifetime, especially during old age. The “Département” is in charge of actions in the field of gerontology and facilitates independent living of elderly people in their own homes (financial assistance and services) as well as access to adapted housing solutions. The “Département” coordinates all local actions for elderly people.

The Bureau Europe Grand Est is the representation of the Grand Est regional authorities, consular bodies and universities to the European Union in Brussels. Representing the newly established region of “East of France” (gathering the following three former regions: Alsace, Lorraine, Champagne-Ardenne), it is a natural representative for the East of France Network and well placed to coordinate the regional partners in the framework of the EIP on AHA.


 Coverage of the consortium: 

- Geographical:

East of France: three French “Départements” (Lower Rhine, Upper Rhine and Moselle).

These 3 “Départements” have the ambition to scale up their partnership to include the 7 other “Départements” of the newly established French region “East of France” (former Alsace-Lorraine-Champagne-Ardenne).


- Population: 

Number of inhabitants: 2 929 000 inhabitants, representing half of the regional territory of “East of France” (Lower-Rhine Council with1 118 000 inhabitants, Upper Rhine Council with 764 000 and Moselle Council with 1 047 000).

Population aged 60+ (INSEE 2012): 650 983.

Population aged 75+: 8,3% of the total population.

Evolution of 60+ population in 2040: 60-74: + 44%. 75-84: + 81%. 85+: + 47%.

Today, 9 out of 10 frail people (75 +) live at home.

215 of 1000 people aged more than 75 get a social dependency allowance.


- Coalition coverage: 

The East of France Network will work in close cooperation with all key partners when tackling the active and healthy ageing.

It will associate the main policy makers in the health/care domains: three French “Départements”, the Region, pension funds, providers of social housing, regional government services (employment & economic development, housing, National Independent-Living Support Fund, etc.), municipalities or intercommunal bodies, hospitals.

Universities and innovation bodies will be asked to provide the network with benchmarking studies in order to capitalise on best practices.

To identify needs and being able to monitor the work done, the « East of France » network will work with bodies from civil society: Departemental Council of citizenship and autonomy (CDCA), Community advisory committee, Living Lab…

Last but not least, thanks to its strong connections with the private sector, the East of France Network is able to achieve a high level of innovation implementation. It will notably work with industries (especially with Hager, a French-German company, European leader in electrical installations in residential, commercial and industrial buildings), Start ups (Facilien, Z#Bre, Noviatek, Stimulactiv), economic and tourist development agencies (ADIRA, ADEC) and other private actors such as home care services (Filien ADMR, AMAPA), seniors residencies, “Clubviva” association, innovative project developers, technical aid association (CEP-CICAT) and the federation of economy firms.


The Bureau Europe Grand Est