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Mid-term results of the Collaborative Works between Action Groups C2 and D4 of the EIPonAHA

23/07/2018
Dear EIPonAHA Partner,
 
As you may know, during this year’s Conference of Partners a set of 6 collaborative works between Actions Groups C2 and D4 were presented to the audience. We got a very positive reply, all of them were accepted and many partners also contributed to them over the last months.
 
Now, the coordinators of the collaborative works would like to share with you a short summary of what each of the groups has been working on until now and the next steps.
 
CW1 - User privacy preferences on AHA:
The current state of the privacy preference terms on AHA is as follows:
The working group is finalizing the main outcome: a set of proposed EIP-AHA Privacy Preference Terms.
- The working group will now decide on how to publish them.
- A public webinar will also be prepared during September.
 
CW2 - Personalizing eHealth services on the basis of individual motivation:
In C2/D4 collaboration work 2, we are working on a digital service to assess an older adult’s motivation to work on his/her health, to create the profiling framework for aged, and to provide personalized recommendations on how to engage an older adult in this endeavour based on his profile.
 
This can be used by developers of eHealth and domotics services to personalize their technology, or by caregivers, to determine how they can persuade an older adult best to comply with health advice. For the latter, a mobile app will be developed. If anybody is interested in collaborating in this endeavour, or is interested in using our results, we are more than happy to talk to you.
 
CW3 - AFE and independent living solutions based on blockchain technologies:
The objective is to raise awareness to the EIPonAHA Community about the potential of Blockchain technology in AHA issues. The Working Group is formed by 13 Members of 8 entities from 4 Countries (Spain, Germany, Denmark and Italy)
 
The planned work is structured in 2 phases. The first phase (already done) was dedicated to the development of a video-tutorial on Blockchain and real examples of Blockchain apps in sectors as mobility and safe environments in buildings. The second phase (to be developed in September) will be focused on the discussion among Working Group Members about potential applications of Blockchain in the 8 areas of Age-Friendly Communities according to WHO definition.
 
The collaborative working group will be finished by the end of October with the issuing of a brochure presenting the conclusions of the collaborative work.
 
CW4 - EIP AHA / EIP SCC coordination working group:
The EIP AHA /EIP SCC coordination working group aims to ensure an alignment between the policies priorities of both EIPs and avoid duplication of work around transversal challenges. Both EIPs are separately contributing to adapt our environments to the ageing population; with this group cooperation and cross-feeding actions are being promoted.
 
The work of the group has been disseminated during the EIP SCC GA which took place end of June in Sofia, Bulgaria. Zaragoza’s work on participatory budgeting for age-friendly routes was presented there thanks to the group’s work. Next work items include:
- The Smart city guidance package, which aims to be both and inspirational and practical document for integrated planning and management of smart cities. It should be out this fall. We aim at contributing to the societal aspects in this document, and now await draft versions to be issued.
- The AAL Forum Workshop preparation is running smoothly. We have had the confirmation of our three speakers (Sylvia Beales from the UN Ageing Stakeholder Group; Horst Krämer from the European Commission and John Ketchell from the European Consumers in standardisation). We will further develop our participatory methodology and engagement speeches with the speakers over the summer.
 
Next virtual meeting is planned in September.
 
CW5 - The caregivers role in ICT development and exploitation for AFE:
The collaborative work no. 5 -  “Caregiver’s role in ICT development and exploitation for AFE” is leaded by Caritas Coimbra (D4 EIP-AHA Action Group member)  and INOVA+ (C2 EIP-AHA Action Group member) and aims to develop a methodology composed of a four-step kit of actions/guidelines that should be addressed during the life cycle of ICT development projects, in order to maximize the engagement of caregivers at all stages of the development until the product reach the market. This easy-to-apply method can be used by different stakeholders during the development of new technological solutions and validation of corresponding business models. Right now the partnership is finalising the discussion under each step of life cycle of ICT development projects and extracting the actions that could strength the engagement of caregivers during all ICT development and exploitation process. This work will be open for a public discussion and further improvement in the workshop 12 at AAL Forum, in Bilbao (Spain) 24-26 September 2018. If you are interested in this thematic please join us sending an email to Ana Luísa Jegundo (analuisajegundo@caritascoimbra.pt) or Gil Gonçalves (gil.goncalves@inovamais.pt).
 
CW6 - Thematic Network Smart Healthy Age Friendly Environments (SHAFE):
The Thematic Network Smart Healthy Age Friendly Environments(former CW6), coordinated by Cáritas Coimbra and AFEdemy, will deliver a Joint Statement to the European Commission (DG SANTÉ/CNECT) on October 25th. The Joint Statement is about the alignment of technological development with the built environment according to the needs and expectations of users to enable them to age in place. The specific focus of 2018’s work is on the development of eHealth and mHealth solutions for people with chronic diseases and/or impairments who live independently, with special attention to quality and costs. For 2019, the Thematic Network is expected to evolve into a Stakeholders Network and will produce a WHITE PAPER on SHAFE for all.
At the moment the coordinators are performing a desk research, interviews with about 30 opinion leaders on the topic and a target group oriented survey. In September the draft Joint Statement will be ready for comments and also presented at the AAL Forum in Bilbao. For more information about SHAFE:https://www.caritascoimbra.pt/en/shafe/what-is-shafe/ .
 
We will come back in September with a set of different online meetings and seminars and even workshops at the AAL Forum.
 
Thank you very much for all the fruitful collaborations!

We are looking forward to further collaboration and if you have a proposal for collaborative works between different Action Groups of the EIPonAHA, please do not hesitate to contact us and let us know.
 
In the name of the coordinators of the AG C2/D4 collaborative works, we wish you all a nice summer!
 
Let’s keep in touch!
Tags: 
Action Group C2 D4 Collaborative Work
Related action groups: 
A1 Adherence to prescription, A2 Falls prevention, A3 Lifespan Health Promotion & Prevention of Age Related Frailty and Disease, B3 Integrated care, C2 Independent living solutions, D4 Age friendly environments
Relevance to partnership: 
Active ageing and independent living, Care and cure, Horizontal issues and framework conditions, Prevention, screening and early diagnosis