Coral was present at the eHealth Week in Dublin on 13-15 May,mainly because of its participation in the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP AHA). One of the tracks at this major conference dealt with the EIP AHA and the associated Action Groups. The groups about Independent Living (C2) and Integrated Care (B3) both have Coral members in their coordinating teams. Thus, Coral member regions presented progress and outcomes during several Action Group sessions.
Throughout the conference, the EIP AHA stand was the place to be for exchange of ideas and networking with other conference participants. It became a lively and dynamic place and Coral contributed to the success. A lot of new ideas were raised and plans for future collaboration were established. It was very useful and productive to have a range of European partners gathered in one place for many days. Very worthwhile was also the fact that Coral could receive high-level guests at this stand where we had the chance to present ourselves. In the photo Coral experts explain to European Commissioner Neelie Kroes what has been achieved in the EIP AHA. Also, European Commissioner Tonio Borg from Health & Consumer Policy and the governor of the American state of Massachusetts paid a visit.
Within the framework of the EIP AHA several events take place in the months to come. On 5-7 June the Action Groups of Independent Living and Integrated Care arrange work sessions in which a lot of Coral regions participate. Moreover, the remaining Action Groups of the EIP AHA all have participating members from Coral.
A so-called Star Ceremony for the Reference sites of the EIP AHA takes place on the 1st of July in Brussels. Several of the Coral regions include such Reference sites and hope to receive acknowledgement at this event as a best practice.