Community for an age-friendly society


In this section members of the ENGAGED Community can find key documents relating to the work of, or produced by, the Thematic Network. Documents for publication in this section can, at this moment only be submitted by ENGAGED partners.

The following article was published in the highly esteemed and influential Journal, "Diario Medico" reporting on Engaged's involvement in the important Innovation Event held in Galicia in April 2014.

Please note that this is a reproduction of the actual article as published in Spanish.

Attached is the latest information flyer/leaflet  about the Engaged Project that was first released at the eHealth Forum held in Athens between 12 and 14 May as part of the session, "Innovative Preventive Solutions and Evidence" organised by the South Denmark Region.

Dear all,

Please find attached workshop report on Innovative Preventive Solutions and Evidence. This mutual learning workshop was held on 13 May 2014 as a parallel session during eHealth Forum in Athens.

On February 13, at 14.00 in Brussels the two Regions of Puglia and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA) /Marseille  discussed in a seminar with the EUROPEAN COMMISSION on “Innovative tools in support of regional policies of Research and Innovation 2014-2020 " .

Two specific tools has been explored: Public Procurement for Innovation (Pre-Commercial Procurement – PCP, and Public Procurement of Innovation - PPI) and the Innovation Vouchers.


Deliverable D2.2 of the work package WP2 of the ENGAGED project identifies international contacts for relevant stakeholders mainly in North America and Asia (but with the goal of providing a wide list of worldwide stakeholders) with the final aim of identifying their potential contribution to R&D cooperation and raising joint business opportunities.

Deliverable D2.1 of the work package WP2 of the ENGAGED project identifies the relevant stakeholders, experts and list of potential innovation clusters and initiatives in Europe which share an interest in common learning topics related to the three pillars of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA).

The paper looks at the changing facts of ageing as both a challenge and an opportunity. The focus is in particular on the many ways in which societies are innovating better ways of living longer, better ways of providing support and exploring the role that social innovation can play in ageing societies. No society has yet ‘solved’ the challenges of ageing, and no past societies have provided comprehensive models to copy. Instead we have no choice but to innovate, experiment and learn fast. The paper surveys many dozens of examples of innovation from across the world, including: 

Ensure better involvement of users, service providers and the third sector, focusing on technology development in real life situations, in order to ensure the impact through exploitation of the programme results and moving from technological to social innovation, including developing and supporting intermediaries who can empower elderly people by educating them about ICT and the benefits it can bring. 

The ENGAGED Community’s Mid-Term Event will be held on 6 February 2014 in Kiruna, Sweden.

The Engaged Community for Active and Healthy Ageing will be holding its mid-term event as a satellite session between 8:00 and 11:30am on Thursday 6 February in Kiruna as part of the Arctic Light eHe@lth conference. 




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