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".
Just how inclusive are the innovative technology solutions that we're developing?
"Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing must benefit our citizens… all of them."
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 and 3rd highest median ages in the world. By 2050 also countries like Portugal, Malta, Germany or Spain are projected to have a media age of 50+.
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 are very closely connected. Let me explain.
ICT for Societal Challenges - a real opportunity for Europe and you can be part of it !
If you wish to be part of this platform, tell us so and respond to the Call before 24 May 2013.
You are public procurers, managers of private websites, web developers? Let's do something that makes a difference.
In what areas and how could EU action on social media benefit employability, jobs and growth across Europe?