Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

ICT 2013

ICT for ageing well Benefits for individuals, society and economy

Booth 3, 07/11/2013 (09:00-10:30)

Europe, like many other parts of the world, is in the middle of a demographic transition which is fundamentally transforming the ways in which our societies are structured and function. New forms of social innovation can help solve or alleviate many of the problems resulting from this: one of them is the Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

The Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme (AAL JP) is a European funding activity with the aim of enhancing the quality of life of older people and strengthening the industrial base in Europe through the use of ICT.

The session aims at debating how ICT can foster benefits for individuals, society and economy in Europe and it will shed light on:

• New models of service delivery and care that contribute to greater self-reliance for older adults;

• Adapted living spaces that can improve the quality of their everyday lives;

• New ways for older people to remain active, including contributing as volunteers or providing mutual support.

This networking session will involve the Director of the AAL Association, Karina Marcus; the member of the EB of the AAL Association, Daniel Eglof; an I Walk Active Project representative; an Is Active project representative.

Organised by: Nicola FILIZOLA (Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme, Belgium)

Topic: eHealth


4 comments, add yours

Julián SESEÑA, 05/11/2013 00:32

The topic is of high interest. We are researching on the ways to enhance the patient perception of health assistance with particular emphasis on some patient groups like elderly people. Dr. Julián Seseña,


Giuseppe RIVA, 05/11/2013 11:23

A very relevant topic. I suggest as possible discussion topic the role of eldely engagement in the new models of service delivery and care:

Prof. Giuseppe Riva -


Jose-Thais DE MIGUEL, 05/11/2013 11:32

We've been working in how new technology can help senior people in order to gain access to new forms of communication in a simple way.


Nicola FILIZOLA, 06/11/2013 10:16

For all those interested, there is a template to fill in at our stand today if you want to propose other topics for the discussion.


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