What is the situation we have decided to change:
Many ICT and internet-driven innovative products and services are being developed that could help tackle societal challenges in eHealth, Ageing, Security, Sustainability and Mobility. But their deployment is hampered by the fact that society and economy have to change their ways of working, their institutional arrangements and their regulation. Social innovation is needed to overcome social and cultural resistance to change and to lower the barriers for stakeholders to actively participate in the rfequired transition process. Digital Social Platforms (DSPs) provides a way of organising this at the European level. The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing is a pilot example of such an approach, while the Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme (AAL JP) can be seen as a precursor, limited in scope and scale.