During the year 2018, partners from University of Bucharest (UOB), Romania, have released information and have tested the platform Palette at senior clubs from Bucharest and together with the individual users. The final months of 2018 were represented by the Alpha and Beta testing of platform Palette: two tests that had as purpose to familiarize users with the final functionalities of Palette and to create individual accounts. At the end of the year, in Bucharest, UOB could boast with 24 accounts created on the platform and with approximative 5 meetings with potential end users - individuals’ users and members of an NGO from the capital city.

For 2019, UOB will continue its collaboration with both NGOS and with various senior clubs from Bucharest in order to present the platform in front of many more users and in order to help the active seniors from Romania to familiarize faster and easier with social networking platforms.

In the last months of the Palette project, UOB wishes to reach „the houses” of a higher number of active seniors from Bucharest.





            In may, Palette partners from University of Bucharest left the capital for a series of presentations of the project in other cities from Romania.

            Drd. Aurelia Curaj started the series of presentations at the “Bella International Conference” which took place in Iasi between 14-16th of May. The general subject “Ageing- Risk or opportunity” made the introduction of the participants in the Palette universe through the presentation of the partners involved in the project, the focus group and co-creation sessions which took place during the implementation of the project, and through the functionalities of the platform. The audience had the opportunity to take a closer look inside the project, first through the general details that were offer about Palette and then also by visualizing the platform ( the introduction clip, the creation of an account, of an activity, of an event etc).

            At the end of the presentation, the audience composed by doctors, professors or researches from South-Eastern Europe have participated at some Q&A Sessions and offered a positive feedback to the partners regarding the implementation of a project like Palette in Romania. More than 70% of the audience members thought that Romania needs as much Active Ageing programs as possible.

             In the nearest future, the partners from University of Bucharest want to come back for more presentations of Palette in more cities.

In April and May, the University of Bucharest and SIVECO Romania met with approximately 40 potential final users of Palette.

After a promising start of the year, in which the two partners presented the project to the Direction of Social Work in Bucharest, the time has come for the senior clubs in Bucharest to find out about the benefits of the Palette platform.

The meetings with the potential final users took place at the Wise Club in District 2, and Senior Clubs of District 6 – 3 centers in which seniors meet every day to engage in different occupational therapy activities. During the meetings, the seniors had the opportunity to find out general information about the Palette project and also how the platform works. At the end, the seniors could access the platform, some of them created an account, and they learned how they can create activities, events, or offer services, under the guidance of the two partners from Romania.

These three meetings at the senior clubs ended with collecting feedback: each participant filled in a questionnaire through which they expressed their opinions on the Palette platform. 

Soon, the University of Bucharest, together with SIVECO Romania, will organize other meetings with potential Palette users.