COLLAGE members Willie Molloy, Rónán O’Caoimh, Yvonne Clune and Helen Hynes were delighted to meet with Jawad Hajjam and Sylvie Erle from CENTICH http://www.centich.fr/  in Cork on March 5th 2013. CENTICH is a French national center of expertise for autonomy and health and is a subsidiary of the Mutualité Française FNMF http://www.fnmf.fr/ . There was a useful sharing of ideas and exploration of how we could learn from and use each other’s “best practices”. COLLAGE and CENTICH are both candidate Reference Sites for the European Innovation Project on Active and Healthy Ageing.