Community for an age-friendly society

Mutual Learning Seminar Evidence on Impact

5 Mar 2014 - 09:00 to 6 Mar 2014 - 17:00

This event is a joint action of the Interreg IVC CASA project, the Thematic Network ENGAGED and the action group C2 Deployment of innovative independent living solutions.To scale up independent living solutions we need to collect and share more evidence on impact across Europe. However we lack a joint European framework of methodologies for measuring economic and social impact for independent living solutionsExperts in regions across Europe of the CASA project and of the thematic network of ENGAGED will be there to attend this two-day working event. They will share their experience and knowledge on research methodologies and indicators for collecting evidence on the impact. Also from the action groups, the monitor group and Reference Sites of the European Partnership of Active & Healthy Ageing experts will join this event.During the seminar, in addition to sharing experiences and knowledge, we would like to work together on the development of a joint methodology framework for monitoring the impact.One of the CASA partners, Scotland, will send experts as secondees from their region to share knowledge with the innovation clusters of the Reference site of Noord-Brabant. Also experts of the MAST instrument are invited as CASA secondee. The innovation clusters in Noord-Brabant are running four testing grounds for large-scale deployment of independent living solutions. The experts will help them to develop a framework for collecting data for evidence on impact. The testing grounds of the Reference site of Noord-Brabant would like to use this framework and, of course, share the results across Europe.

Mariƫlle Swinkels and Edwin Mermans, Noord-Brabant Region, Engaged Thematic Network
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