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  1. 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

  2. Ageing as an opportunity: Coimbra shows how it's done

    Coimbra is Portugal's city of reference for health. It provides healthcare services through the largest hospital in the country and it's where a lot of academic work and advanced research takes place. It's a great example of interconnection ...

    António Cunha - 16/03/2015 - 15:15

  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. ICT and fall prevention for elderly

    Each year, one in three people over 65 has a serious fall, mostly in their home. Often their quality of life is severely diminished: loss of mobility, severe dependency and physical disability. The cost of falls is high and will continue to rise as long a ...

    Juliette Legros - 08/06/2015 - 11:39

  5. Research and innovation for ageing well with ICT

    Ageing is one of our major societal challenges and ICT is key for tackling it. The EU actively supports and provides funding for research and innovation in ICT and ageing well. Research on ICT for ageing well The European Union, Member States and industry ...

    Juliette Legros - 19/01/2016 - 11:09

  6. Society

    More and more of us manage our lives online, and we need to know that we are fully protected, and we are getting what we expect: high quality service throughout the EU. e-services and e-solutions can make our lives easier, more efficient, and less dependa ...

    Ana Isabel Este... - 25/02/2016 - 10:10

  7. eHealth and Ageing

    ICT provides Europeans with better and cheaper tools to improve the quality and delivery of social care, health monitoring and electronic health records. Europeans live longer, hence the costs of health and social care will rise substantially to about 9% ...

    Carolien Nijenhuis - 17/11/2016 - 11:20

  8. Policies for Ageing Well with ICT

    ICT can help older people to stay healthy, independent and active at work or in their community. The European Commission funds several research projects in the field. One in three Europeans will be over 65 by 2060. The ratio of working people to the ' ...

    Juliette Legros - 19/01/2016 - 16:00