Nordic Housing Enabler

Project: Research

Research areas and keywords


  • CASE - Centre for Ageing and Supportive Environments


The ultimate goal of this project is to establish national versions of the Housing Enabler in Denmark, Finland, and Iceland, preserving characteristics allowing for valid cross-national comparisons. First, the Housing Enabler will be translated into Danish, Finnish, and Icelandic, and adapted to the respective countries' legislation on housing design. Secondly, the translated and adapted versions will be tested for aspects of feasibility and reliability in the respective national contexts. When it comes to methodology for the accomplishment of this project, Iwarsson's research team has extensive experiences and specific competence. During a three-year project funded by the European Commission, systematic methodology for translation, adaptation, and implementation of cross-national versions of the Housing Enabler was developed. Thus, this project is part of a continuous developmental process supporting cross-national implementation of research-based methodology into practice contexts. Since extensive experiences already have been gained, the proposed project has considerable potential to create possibilities for practice implementation in the Nordic countries. The intention is to support quality development and efficiency in housing adaptation case management and housing provision for senior citizens and persons with disabilities, with unique possibilities to make cross-national comparisons as a positive spin-off effect.
Effective start/end date2008/04/012013/03/15


Related research output

Tina Helle, 2013, Active and Healthy Ageing Research Group. 126 p.

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