Preliminary Program

Host: Veroni van Es – ZonMw (The Netherlands)

09:00 Opening of conference platform

10:00 Start of conference

Welcome addresses

Prof. Dr. Volker Wulf – University of Siegen / Vice-rector for regional affairs and digitalization

Prof. Dr. Sabine Meier – University of Siegen / Center for Planning Evaluation of Social Services

Karl-Josef Laumann – Minister for Labor, Health and Social Affairs of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (Written address)

Martijn da Costa – ZonMw/EURECO

Alice Schippers – Vice President Europe of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD)

"Tackling the digital divide" – Speech art contribution – Jessy James LaFleur

10:30 Keynote (1): Social services in digital transformation. Perspectives for service organizations and service delivery in local disability, mental health, and long-term care fields – Prof. Dr. Johannes Schädler (University of Siegen, Germany)

Discussant A (Service providers): Franz Wolfmayr – Former President of EASPD (Austria)

Discussant B (Academic research): Dr. Yannick Lucas – University of Le Mans/mutualité francaise (France)

11:10 Discussion of keynote messages in small breakout sessions

11.30 Coffee break

11.45 Keynote (2): Digitalization of social services in regions beyond metropoles. Experiences from Finland – Harri Jokintara (Ministry for Social Affairs of Finland, Finland)

12:15 Moderated Discussion of key-note messages in panel

Discussant A (Service organization position): Dr. Heiko Ullrich (Director of mental health unit/District hospital Siegen, Germany)

Discussant B (Academic research position): Prof. Dr. Christoph Strünck (University of Siegen, Germany)

Discussant C (User organization position): Eva Konieczny (EUTB Olpe, Germany)

Discussant D (Region position): David Bohlen (Südwestfalen-Agentur, Germany)

12:30 Lunch break

13:30 Forum Session 01: Digital sovereignty – How to enable persons with disabilities and long-term care needs to access and use digital technologies?

Workshop 01-A: Developing digitally enhanced support arrangements

Moderation / Introduction: Frank Liekmeier (University of Siegen, Germany)

Presentation 1: The 'Seven steps model'. Needs assessment and assistive technology for people with intellectual disabilities – Prof. Dr. Klaus Miesenberger (University of Linz, Austria)

Presentation 2: Multidisciplinary assessment of needs and assistive technology centres for people with severe and multiple disabilities in Emilia Romagna, the AIAS-concept from Bologna – Dr. Lorenzo Desideri (AIAS Bologna onlus/Regional Centre for Assistive Technology of Emilia Romagna, Italy)

Presentation 3: Assistive technologies in the context of disability compensation and need for care from a socio-medical point of viewDr. Annemarie Albert; Thomas Kettwig (Medical Service Westphalia-Lippe, Germany)

Presentation 4: Developing digital skills and assistive care arrangements with elderly persons with long-term care needs. Experiences with ‘living labs’ – Dr. David Unbehaun (University of Siegen, Germany)

Workshop 01-B: ‘Know how’ and ‘know why’ – Concepts and experiences of online-based counselling and support

Moderation / Introduction: Tanja Ertl (University of Siegen, Germany)

Presentation 1: Strengths, threads, and perspectives of remote therapy for persons with mental health problems – Dr. Hanna Zeavin (University of Berkeley, United States of America)

Presentation 2: Criteria and standards for professional online-based counselling and supportStefan Kühne (Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences, Austria)

Presentation 3: Online-based counselling of persons with disabilities – Experiences and challenges from independent peer counselling agencies (EUTB) in South-Westfalia – Jan-Frederik Fröhlich (EUTB Siegen-Wittgenstein, Germany); Eva Koniecny (EUTB Olpe, Germany)

Presentation 4: Contracting and funding online. Interventions of supported living services – Frank Liekmeier (University of Siegen)

Workshop 01-C: Enhancing digital skills and use of assistive technology to users ‘distant to technology’

Moderation / Introduction: Prof. Dr. Brigitte Boon (Tilburg University)

Presentation 1: Enhancing the digital skills and competences of digitally excluded groups. Presentation of ENTELIS+ training materialsIlaria Valoti (AIAS Bologna/ENTELIS+, Italy)

Presentation 2: Digital training and empowerment of persons with intellectual disabilities – Ulrike Lauss; Rene Morwind (KI-I Empowerment Center, Austria)

Presentation 3: PIKSL laboratories and other PIKSL activities for digital participation of persons with disabilities Inge Gebert; Heiko Schwarz (In der Gemeinde leben Düsseldorf, Germany)

Workshop 01-D: Using digital potentials for improving social service systems in Ghana

Moderation / Introduction: Dr. Kwabena Frimpong-Manso (University of Ghana, Ghana)

Presentation 1: Facilitating social services and communication of vulnerable people and local governments in rural Ghanaian districts. Content and objective of the project FACIL-ICT GhanaDr. Paul Anderson (University of Siegen, Germany)

Presentation 2: Teaching ICT-techniques to people "distant from technology" in rural Ghana – Sandra Juliet Ahiataku (Kumasi Hive, Ghana)

Presentation 3: Remote learning experiences of hearing and visually impaired students in higher education. Evidence from Ghana and LiberiaEsmerlinda Korkor Ofoe (University of Ghana, Ghana)

Presentation 4: Digitalization. Ensuring the full inclusion of learners with disability in the e-learning space in building back better – Dr. Efua Esaaba Mantey Agyire-Tettey; Alex Bankole (University of Ghana, Ghana)

15:00 Coffee break

15:15 Keynote (3): Digital Gatekeepers & Caring Communities – How to enhance ‘caring communities’ by digital technologies and what technologies are needed to support local participation and inclusion? – Prof. Dr. Claudia Müller (University of Siegen, Germany)

15:45 Moderated Discussion of key-note messages in panel

16:00 Forum Session 02: Digital gatekeepers and caring communities

Workshop 02-A: ‘How and why’ – Designing digitalized caring communities as intergenerational models of care

Moderation / Introduction: Dr. Yuanyuan Yin (University of Southampton, United Kingdom)

Presentation 1: Supporting the nursing home as a caring community with digital toolsMarije Blok (Leyden Academy, The Netherlands)

Presentation 2: Digitalization and caring communities – Dr. Yuanyuan Yin (University of Southampton, United Kingdom)

Presentation 3: Involving older adults in the development of digital (caring) communities – Kira Oberschmidt; Dr. Christiane Grünlohn (Roessingh Research and Development, The Netherlands)

Presentation 4: The digital divide in mobile and smart home technology is leaving older people behind: Is it time for ECDL2.0? – Dr. Damon Berry (TU Dublin, Ireland)

Workshop 02-B: ‘Networking’ – Collaboration of citizens and professional service providers to promote

Moderation / Introduction: Prof. Dr. Elles Bulder (University of Applied Sciences Groningen, The Netherlands); Prof. Dr. Sabine Meier (University of Siegen, Germany)

Presentation 1: Caring communities in rural areas of the Northern Netherlands and Northwestern GermanyProf. Dr. Elles Bulder (University of Applied Sciences Groningen, The Netherlands); Prof. Dr. Silja Samerski (University of Applied Sciences Emden-Leer, Germany)

Presentation 2: Training digital skills of older adults by using the age-friendly environments concept. Effects and results from an experiment with 24 older adults in The Hague and GoudaWilleke van Staalduinen (AFEdemy: age-friendly environments academy, The Netherlands)

Presentation 3: Schwamendingen digital – a pragmatic approach to build a caring community for digital inclusionDr. Heidi Kaspar (Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland); Peter Traufer (Citizen and Digital Trainer, Switzerland); Dr. Katharina Pelzelmayer (Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland)

Workshop 02-C: 'Municipalities' – Supporting and embedding digitalization of caring communities to ensure sustainable practices of care

Moderation / Introduction: Robert Jabroer (ZonMw, The Netherlands)

Presentation 1: e-health. Care for people with a disability – Trees Flapper (ZorgThuis Noorderpoort, The Netherlands)

Presentation 2: Participatory development of digital tools and exchange formats in (network-based) caring community
approaches. Examples of implementation from the Harz district (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany) in the areas
of elderly, migrant and refugee inclusion – Prof. Dr. Birgit Apfelbaum; Stefan Optiz; Robin Radom (Harz University of Applied Sciences, Germany)

Presentation 3: Municipalities – Supporting and embedding digitalization of caring communities to ensure sustainable practices of care – Kai Schnackenberg (Social Welfare Authority of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Department of Health Economics and International Affairs, Germany)

Workshop 02-D: ‘Participatory research” – Participatory citizen science in qualitative social research on digital participation in caring communities

Moderation / Introduction: Prof. Dr. Alice Schippers (IASSIDD)

Presentation 1: Anne4Care and older migrants. Our experiences in co-creation of e-healthProf. Dr. Jan S. Jukema (Saxon University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands); Annemarie Johannes (Virtask, The Netherlands)

Presentation 2: Co-research and design of the ‘Caring Community Obfelden - Challenges and opportunities of citizen science in a hybrid setting’Prof. Dr. Claudia Müller; Tanja Ertl (University of Siegen, Germany); Erich Kohler; Andrea Ruhl (Obfelden, Switzerland)

Presentation 3: My Digital Life - Fionn and Jonathan Angus (Fionnathan Productions, Ireland)

Presentation 4: Stanford’s Our Voice Discovery Tool and urban neighbourhood renewal - Hiska Ubels (Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen, The Netherlands)

17:30 End of day 1 program

Host: Prof. Dr. Albrecht Rohrmann - University of Siegen (Germany)

"Tunes from Ireland" – Musical contribution – Fionn und Jonathan Angus

09:00 Keynote (4): Digital competences in social services and service delivery. How to develop and strengthen competences in social services with regard to digital service delivery and technology for vulnerable groups? – Prof. Malcom Fisk (De Montfort University, United Kingdom)

09:30 Discussion of keynote messages in small breakout sessions

09:45 Forum Session 03: Digital competences in social services and service delivery

Workshop 03-A: ‘Developing organizations successfully’ – Success factors and challenges for digital transformation and management in social services

Moderation/Introduction: Renaud Scheuer (EASPD)

Presentation 1: PSONI organization in the process of digital transformation. An example from Poland – Jarek Marciszewski (PSONI koło w Gdańsku, Poland)

Presentation 2: The KVPS service organization in the process of digital transformation – an example from FinlandPetra Rantamäki (KVPS, Finland)

Presentation 3: The AWO organization in Siegen in the process of digital transformation. An example from GermanyJörg Kettner (AWO Siegener Werkstätten, Germany)

Workshop 03-B: ‘Learning’ – Staff qualification and training needs for digitalized enhanced service provision

Moderation / Introduction: Dr. Martin F. Reichstein (University of Siegen, Germany)

Presentation 1: An overview on digital skills for professionals who support persons with disabilities and mental health problems. Results from DDSkills projectPanagiotis Korfoxyliotis (DDSkills / Ergastiri, Greece)

Presentation 2: A manual for in-service training on person-centred technology – Silvia Muñoz (Confederación Plena inclusión España, Spain)

Presentation 3: HABEN TEILEN - A digital tool for people with ID. Re-enforcing motion competences and self-effectivenessProf. Dr. Ute Kahle (SRH Berlin/Dresden School of Management, Germany)

Workshop 03-C: Robots in care and support. Experiences and perspectives from a European Japanese research project

Moderation / Introduction: Dr. Rainer Wieching (University of Siegen, Germany); Toshimi Ogawa (Tohoku University, Japan)

Presentation 1: Insights from social robotic research in a geriatric ward in a hospital in ParisEtienne Berger (APHP, France)

Presentation 2: Current and future use of robotic devices in care homes and hospitals in Japan – Eiko Takano (NCGG, Japan)

Presentation 3: Results from a comparative robot study in care homes in Germany and Japan – Felix Carros (University of Siegen, Germany)

Presentation 4: Exploring android robot acceptance in different care settingsYoshio Matsumoto (AIST, Japan)

Presentation 5: That's Something for Children. An Ethnographic Study of Attitudes and Practices of Care Attendants and Nursing Home Residents Towards Robotic PetsRichard Paluch (University of Siegen, Germany)

Discussion with all speakers and the audience

11:15 Coffee break

11:30 Keynote (5): Inclusive digitalisation and development of care and health infrastructure in regions beyond metropoles. A European perspective on potentials of regional collaboration – Irina Kalderon Libal (European Commission, DG CNECT, DDG1 - eHealth, Well being and Ageing)

12:00 Moderated discussion of keynote messages in panel

12:30 Lunch break

13.30 Forum session 4 - Regional presentations from different European countries

In this session, it will be presented how European regions try to achieve and strengthen a ‘digital infrastructure for all’ through approaches of regional development in collaboration with municipalities, civil society organizations, social service providers, social administration, business, politics, and universities.

Workshop 04: Regional situations in a European perspective (F / FIN / NL / D)

Department d’Aube (France): Prof. Dr. Myriam Lewkowicz (University of Troyes, France)

Tampere (Finland): Harri Jokintara (Ministry for Social Affairs of Finland, Finland); Petra Rantamäki (KVPS, Finland)

Southern Netherlands (The Netherlands)Theo Maas (Alderman of the Municipality of Someren, The Netherlands)

South Westphalia (Germany): Dr. Martin F. Reichstein (University of Siegen, Germany)

14:30 Coffee break

14:45 Panel discussion with representatives from different European region: "How to tackle the digital divide in regions beyond metropoles’ with political decision-makers from the different European regions"

Moderation: Maya Doneva (Secretary General EASPD)

Irina Kalderon Libal (European Commission, DG CNECT, DDG1 - eHealth, Well being and Ageing)

Dr. Yannick Lucas (University of Le Mans/mutualité francaise, Frankreich)

Theo Maas (Alderman of the Municipality of Someren, The Netherlands)

15:30 Conference results and perspectives

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Johannes Schädler (University of Siegen, Germany / EURECO)

16:00 End of conference