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  1. Active and healthy ageing: taking innovation to market

    Just how inclusive are the innovative technology solutions that we're developing? After reading Jane Wakefield's article on "The Generation that Technology Forgot" one thing became very clear to me. Factoring-in the specific needs of t ...

    Paul Timmers - 05/06/2015 - 10:16 - 1 comment

  2. Subjective Well-being

    For those of you not enjoying a well-deserved Summer holiday and still in the office, I want to cheer you up by writing about the well-known concept of "happiness". I briefly touched upon "happiness" last year in a blog post about Nonn ...

    Paul Timmers - 31/07/2015 - 17:27

  3. A Europe that Cares – International Day of Older Persons

    Today is the 25th UN International Day of Older Persons. And keeping up with tradition I want to use my blog to highlight this day. Beyond the fact that we're all getting a year older (since last time I wrote about the UN International Day of Older P ...

    Paul Timmers - 01/10/2015 - 15:52

  4. Demographic change is an opportunity that Europe cannot afford to miss

    Today is the International Day of Older Persons and Europe is by far the "oldest" continent in the world. The number of people in Europe aged 65+ will almost double, from 85 million today to 151 million in 2060. Germany and Italy have the 2nd an ...

    Paul Timmers - 08/06/2015 - 11:33

  5. Together for more Healthy Life Years (HLYs)

    "Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing must benefit our citizens… all of them." The message came out loud and clear from Commissioner Oettinger's keynote speech at the European Summit on Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing. I was th ...

    Paul Timmers - 28/05/2015 - 10:35

  6. How Europe makes you happy

    Nonna Lea is an outspoken lady of 94 years from Rome. She lives together with Mister Robin. Today the European Council decided to continue the Ambient Assisted Living programme for another seven years. These two facts of life seem totally unrelated, yet a ...

    Paul Timmers - 17/06/2015 - 15:14