Regional policy on scaling smart solutions for AHA and how AAL projects can contribute

European Summit on Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing, The Square, Brussels
March 10th from 14.00 to 16.00h
The European Summit on Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing (March 9-10th 2015) aims to engage Europe’s leaders to co-create a shared vision on how Europe can address the challenges and seize the opportunities arising from demographic change through ICT and innovation.
This workshop aims at introducing the AAL Programme 2015 call for proposals and to offer visibility to some success cases of AAL solutions implemented at regional level in Europe. The regional participation in AAL projects will be presented via a specific regional angle with the intention to open a real exchange of knowledge among regional players across Europe. What are advantages of participating in an AAL project specific for local and regional governments? What are the pitfalls and lessons learned? Is there enough evidence coming from the projects showing that the ICT solutions are truly benefitting the users from a public perspective? Are they replicable and scalable in other realities? How can AAL projects contribute to a regional strategy for scaling smart solutions for independent living? What are the lessons learned by regions and municipalities in implementing and scaling AAL solutions? These are some of the questions we will try to address during these two hours of interactive workshop. Along with the 2015 AAL call, four field cases will be presented as well as four major regional networks: ERRIN, Coral, CCRE and AER.
Moderators: Xenia Lauritsen (Zealand, Denmark), Allan Nordby Ottesen (Southern Denmark)
14:00 AAL Call 2015 explained by Dr. Karina Marcus, AAL Association Director

The networks

14:15 Assembly of European Regions: Celine Dawans, Executive Coordinator for Relations & Communications
14:20 ERRIN Network: Henriette Hansen, ERRIN Health WG co-chair
14:25 Coral: Edwin Mermans, Policy Officer, Province of Noord-Brabant, (the Netherlands) and Coral
14:30 Council of European Municipalities and Regions Cedric Flin, Policy Adviser -Local and Regional Public Services Manager

Is AAL providing benefits at the regional level? Experiences from the field
14:35 Irene Monsonis Paya, Project manager at Instituto de Investigacion Polibienestar – Universitat de Valencia
14:50 Dr. Vesna Dolnicar, Assistant Professor at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Informatics (Slovenia)
15:05 Jean-Daniel Muller, Director General of Siel Bleu (Alsace, France)
15:20 Michael Kosiedowski, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center and Fit4Work project coordinator (Wielkopolska, Poland)

15:30 Open debate
16:00 Closing

Download pdf of the programme here: programme download
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For more information Edwin Mermans: emermans (*)

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