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Managing an Aged Society: The future strategy of the AAL Joint Programme

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The Ambient Assisted Living Association (AALA) held an event at the European Parliament, hosted by Mr Heinz Becker MEP and Mr Lambert van Nistelrooji MEP to present the outcomes of the AAL Joint Programme following five years of stimulating innovation in the field of ICT for ageing (resulting in SMEs and other organisations building new supply chains and collaborations) and to illustrate the advantages of a follow-up Joint Programme across Europe for the period 2014-2020. The event was the opportunity for a diversified audience to understand the substantial progress of projects funded under the Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme, which are now showing real results. The conference had two main outcomes: firstly, the robust commitment of both Members of the European Parliament, who strongly endorsed the follow-up of the AAL Joint Programme in the period between 2014 and 2020 and secondly the interactive demonstrations of the AAL JP projects, which clearly presented the services and devices developed to help older adults living more independently and healthily.
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