PRESENTATION OF THE NETWORK. Ageing Well Fiche. Call : ICT PSP/2010 Objective : 3.1 ICT and Ageing Network Funding scheme : Thematic Network Project full title : Network for the Market Uptake of ICT for Ageing Well Starting date : 1st of January 2012 Duration : 36 months
Call: ICT PSP/2010
Objective: 3.1 ICT andAgeing Network
Funding scheme: Thematic Network
Project fulltitle: Network for theMarketUptakeof ICT for AgeingWell
Starting date: 1st of January 2012
Duration: 36 months
Total Budget: 501.000 €
16 partnerscovering 11 EU countries
CIP-PSP Objective 3.1 ICT and Ageing Network
Challenge 1: There are major initiatives underway at European and national level, but they are currently still largely working in isolation–Integration;
Challenge 2: The objective is to bring together the key national or regional initiatives in the field of ICT for Ageing Well in order to develop guidelines for deployment of such ICT & Ageing Well solutions, share good practice and disseminate information to all the stakeholders across Europe – Networking;
Challenge 3: A strengthened dialogue with the investment community can be ensured by consolidating and sharing information as well as developing common approaches on measurements of socio-economic impact and combined evidence of impact from "Ageing Well" solutions– Linking;
Challenge 4: The network shall ensure that a reliable information base is established, which can offer access to relevant information about current activities and results emerging from across Europe– Sharing.
By 2050, the number of people in the EU aged 65 and above is expected to grow by 70% and the number of people aged over 80 by 170%. This raises important challenges for the 21st century: meet the higher demand for healthcare; adapt health systems to the needs of an ageing population while keeping them sustainable in societies with smaller workforce.
The European population is ageing rapidly, but living longer does not necessarily mean living a healthier, more active and independent life.
Life expectancy (LE) 2008-2060
Life expectancy vs . Healthy Life years (2010)
ICT is the trigger for the ‘Positive Ageing’ approach to strategy development seeks to ensure that the focus is on the positive aspects of ageing rather than presenting longevity increases as a burden and a threat.
“to build and animate a European network focus on improving the quality of life of Elderly People by promoting the market uptake of ICT solutions for Ageing Well”
Ageingwell (16 partners covering 11 countries)
1styear – Network Establishment– definition of the network Code of Ethics, definition of the communication rules, sharing information, knowing the network members, homogenise the network knowledge and raise visibility.
2nd year – Raising Visibility – establish AgeingWell as the hub for those who want to be aware of ICT for Ageing latest news and find the most relevant information.
3rd year – Sustainability – A project can be considered as sustainable if its outcomes continue after the end of EU funding. However, since the sustainability of project outcomes may be difficult to anticipate and to describe – most are not tangible and are difficult to see, the 3rd year goal focuses on the sustainability of activities and/or outputs.
Build an ICT for Ageing knowledge Centre with a view to share the results with the AgeingWell Community.
Develop an ICT for Ageing Society Strategic Agenda, with the aim of providing a study on options for future structure and implementation of EU innovation funding.
One of the goals of the AgeingWell network is to create a Community of persons and organisations interested in ICT & Ageing initiatives which aim at improving the quality of life of older persons.
Here are three reasons to join our community:
Presence on Social Networks
INOVA+ - Innovation Consulting, Portugal
INVENT - Innovation Ventures, Italy
APM - Asociación Parkinson Madrid, Spain
TECNOPOLO - Technology Park, Italy
AAIF - Ana Aslan International Foundation, Romania
ARTICA - Artica Telemedicine, Spain
TcP - Tecpitch Engineering and Innovation, Portugal
ARC FUND - Applied Research and Communications Fund, Bulgaria
HCP - Health Cluster Portugal, Portugal
COI - Cities on the Internet Association, Poland
OPTIMUS - Optimus Telecommunication, Portugal
HOPE – European Hospital and Healthcare Federation, Belgium
E-UNLIMITED - Europe Unlimited, Belgium
CITARD - Citard Services, Cyprus
DMG - SIA Data Media Group, Latvia
ERCS - Euroconsultants, Greece