Mutual Learning Seminar on User Involvement
On October 23rd the ENGAGED Consortium held Mutual Learning Seminar in Eindhoven, Netherlands in the framework of the“Smart Health Meets Design” fair. Organised with the Action Group C2 (Development Interoperable Independent Living Solutions) of the EIP AHA, the event gathered both experts and lay persons interested in providing their views and experiences on the subject of working with users (older persons, persons with disabilities, formal and informal carers) and of involving them in the research and decision- making process.
Stakeholders representing the users, experts, local and regional authorities are welcome to join an afternoon session on good practices in user involvement, and on guidance for understanding the needs and concerns of users and exploit the methodologies for working effectively and genuinely with them.
The event raised an interesting discussion around barriers and benefits related to the involvement of the direct beneficiaries in project related activities, in research debates and in public decision-making processes.