International conference in Rome – “ICT4AWE 2016”

The Active and Assisted Living Programme, in cooperation with the Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia, will organize a workshop in Rome within the framework of theICT4AWE 2016” (Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health) international conference which will take place on 21 and 22 April in Rome. The exact date of the event will be shortly confirmed.

The workshop will be an opportunity to present the 2016 AAL call, which will focus on “Living well with dementia” and the experiences of some European Regions in programming, funding and implementing ICT solutions for active and healthy ageing.

The Regions in the panel will be:

  • The Friuli Venezia Giulia Region which has created “FVG as@ Lab”, a Public Private Partnership on the issue of AAL which is included in the Italian national cluster initiatives. Ambient Assisted Living has been formally recognized as one of the key growth areas of FVG and it represents one of the pillars of the “Smart Strategy” of the FVG Region. The aim is to develop and implement AAL technologies in collaboration with SMEs, research centers and public authorities, as well as to support SMEs in the adoption of IT and AAL sectors in their core business activities. The FVG Region is one of the first Italian Regions to achieve a Law on Active and Healthy Ageing.
  • Southern Denmark which will give an insight on the innovation system of the Region, that is to say, how innovation methods and tools have empowered citizens of the Region. It will also introduce CoLab Denmark, which represents a conceptual model for the development of cross-sectoral healthcare technologies within the Danish Healthcare system, thereby creating a unique opportunity to test and develop tomorrow’s healthcare technologies in accordance with real end-user needs alongside with giving private companies valuable feedback to be used in perfecting a product.
  • Valencia which will give an overview of its strategy, based on 4 main areas of intervention: (i) promoting healthy ageing, health protection and prevention of illness, (ii) integrated care, (iii) information, training and research, and (iv) institutional coordination, governance and social participation. Concrete initiatives will be illustrated, including some of the AAL projects that have been developed in the Region: Host, (in which Polibienestar participated) BREATHE, WeTakeCare, etc.

The abovementioned Regions are all partners of Coral as well as of the European Innovation Partnership on active and active ageing (http://ec.europa.eu/research/innovation-union/index_en.cfm?section=active-healthy-ageing&pg=documents).

The workshop will be moderated by the project manager of the EU project “Smart Care” (http://pilotsmartcare.eu/home) , and will provide an opportunity to debate with representatives of SMEs, policy makers, civil servants representing regional authorities, researchers and universities.

Contact persons:

Marco Carulli Programme Manager AALJP – marco.carulli@aal-europe.eu

Luisa Poclen Friuli Venezia Giulia Region  Liaison Office in Brussels – luisa.poclen@regione.fvg.it

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