ENGAGED

Community for an age-friendly society

Events

ENGAGED is actively involved in organising and promoting learning and other sharing events relating to active and healthy ageing. In this section of the website you will find details of all events we are aware of and to which we would invite your active participation. Contact and registration details are provided for each and we look forward to meeting you at any of them.

May 14 13

ENGAGED Mutual Learning Workshop in Athens on 13 May during eHealth Forum

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ENGAGED Mutual Learning Workshop

Region Zealand in Denmark is pleased to announce the next ENGAGED Mutual Learning Workshop which will focus on innovative preventive solutions and evidence. As usual, participation is free of charge.

When: Tuesday 13 May 2014 from 10:00 to 13:00 hrs as a side event to eHealth Forum

Where: Megaron Athens International Conference Centre (MAICC) at Leoforos Vasilissis Sofias and Kokkali 1, Athens 115 21, Greece

What: The workshop will introduce the health promotion packages of the Danish Health and Medicines Authority to specialists in Europe and the ENGAGED community. The purpose of the health promotion packages is to give the municipalities – and regions as a whole – an evidence-informed tool to assist municipal decision-makers and health planners in setting priorities, planning and organizing local health promotion and disease prevention initiatives.

Programme

10.00 – 10.10 Welcome

10.10 – 10.40 Introduction to the Danish health promotion packages (Eva Michelle Burchard, Consultant,Centre for Prevention in Practice)

10.40 – 11.10 Implementation of municipal preventive initiatives (Mette Olander, Chief of Health and Ageing, Roskilde Municipality)

11.10 – 11.40 Implementation capacity and readiness among municipalities (Teresa Friis-Holmberg, Researcher, The Danish National Institute of Public Health)

11.40 – 12.00 Coffee break

12.00 – 12.30 Group discussion and feedback (1)

12.30 – 13.00 Group discussion and feedback (2)

Please share this announcement with people who might be interested in participating.

We look forward to seeing you in Athens.

Best regards,

Region Zealand and Zealand Denmark EU Office

Mar 13 27

National Congress on Healthcare for Chronic Patients

Cartuja Island, Seville (ES), Hotel Barceló Renacimiento

http://vi.congresocronicos.org/

May 13 27

AES Anual congress

Pamplona (ES), Navarre Public University

During these conferences discussions on the evaluation of health policies will be generated.

This discussions will take place in several round table discussions which will focus on: the consequences of changes in drug policy, health services management privatization, the obesogenic pandemic and policies promoting healthy nutrition and physical exercise, health care and long-term chronic diseases prevention policies of smoking, and the relationship between education and health and the use of the health system, in particular the impact of both educational levels of the population and the different educational programs in health decisions and health costs generated by the public health system.

Therefore, we will address burning issues which are of great importance given the lack of public resources. There will be two presentations: one will address issues related to the economic behavior of agents (Behavioural Economics) which affect the health status of individuals and their reactions to health programs, the other one will analyze the effects that the early life health conditions have on the health status development through the adulthood.

 

Mar 14 26

Final AALIANCE2 Conference

Brussels (BE), European Commission Foyer room

This event aims to present the results achieved by the project and to disclose the future framework of the AALIANCE Network. Particularly, the new AALIANCE AAL Roadmap and Strategic Research Agenda and investigations on current standards related to AAL technologies will be presented. Additionally a round table will be organized for discussion and exchange of experiences from different stakeholders’ perspective.

AALIANCE2 stands for European Next Generation Ambient Assisted Living Innovation Alliance. The coordination action AALIANCE2 acts in the Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) field to promote the enhancement and the diffusion of products and services that favour independent and active ageing, provide personalized healthcare and improve Quality of Life for senior citizens. 

AALIANCE2 Project aimed at:

  1. updating the AALIANCE AAL Roadmap and Strategic Research Agenda, published in 2010, collecting information on state of art of AAL technologies and identifying new trends in research and development
  2. analysing the current AAL Market in Europe, comparing different healthcare and social service organizations in some EU countries and identifying possible sketches for AAL business models
  3. developing a repository for AAL Standards through a deep analysis of current standards that could be associated to the AAL technologies and consolidation of the repository
  4. enhancing the sustainable network of AALIANCE involving the major actors (technology and service providers vendors and user groups) from European Member States
  5. providing policy recommendation for political decision makers at European, national and regional level, and increasing political awareness and intensifying activities for the enhancement of new technologies.

More info at: http://www.aaliance2.eu/

 

Mar 14 5

Mutual Learning Seminar Evidence on Impact

Eindhoven (NL),

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.

May 14 21

MIHealth (Management and Clinical Innovation) Forum

Barcelona (ES), PALAU DE CONGRESSOS DE BARCELONA

Sharing Leadership and Innovation for Healthcare Improvement

Based on the continued success of the Forum in its second edition 2013 and theenthusiasm of the visitors and participants, the forum is becoming a platform of referencefor decision-makers in the healthcare sector:

• To provide a multi-sector, across-the-board response to the present andfuture challenges facing the healthcare sector.• To provide genuine experiences in the field of new technologies applied toclinical management that might contribute or are already making a decisivecontribution to improving efficiency.• To build a global platform that brings together supply and demand in terms ofcompanies and healthcare professionals and organizations respectively.

www.mihealthforum.com

Feb 14 6

ENGAGED Mid Term Event

Kiruna (SE), Artic Light Conference

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

 

The Engaged Community for Active and Healthy Ageing held 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 eHealth conference.  It took the form of an interactive session concerning social, organisational and related issues, and the development of a sustainable mechanism for the sharing of innovative solutions between stakeholders in the future.

The opening presentation Taking inspiration from field experiences in innovation and engagement was given by Rachelle Kaye, Director, Maccabi Institute for Health Services Research; Deputy Director, Department of Planning and Finance, Maccabi Healthcare Services (Israel).

After the plenary three interactive discussions followed:

  • A joining strategy for the community of Active & Healthy ageing
  • What are the key issues we are trying to solve?
  • Tips and tricks for mutual learning 
May 14 12

eHealth Forum

Athens (GR), Megaron Athens International Conference Centre

eHealth Forum 2014 brings together the High-Level Conference on eHealth and Technologies for Active and Healthy Ageing, associated events and Exhibition, the eHealth Network Meeting of senior policy makers and state secretaries, the 4th EU-US eHealth Marketplace and more, aspiring to become a true forum for the exchange of experience, mutual support and good practices.

eHealth is the backbone for the provision of patient-centric, high quality services to all, especially the elderly and those with chronic diseases. The pillar of eHealth Forum 2014 is the progress achieved in addressing the challenge of ageing through joining forces to advance innovation. The Action Groups and Reference Sites of EIP on AHA will share the progress of their deliverables and discuss next steps towards concrete solutions for a healthier ageing population, one of the most prominent challenges of the social care systems.

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Feb 14 6

ENGAGED Mid Term Event

Kiruna (SE), Artic Light Conference

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

 

The Engaged Community for Active and Healthy Ageing held 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 eHealth conference.  It took the form of an interactive session concerning social, organisational and related issues, and the development of a sustainable mechanism for the sharing of innovative solutions between stakeholders in the future.

The opening presentation Taking inspiration from field experiences in innovation and engagement was given by Rachelle Kaye, Director, Maccabi Institute for Health Services Research; Deputy Director, Department of Planning and Finance, Maccabi Healthcare Services (Israel).

After the plenary three interactive discussions followed:

  • A joining strategy for the community of Active & Healthy ageing
  • What are the key issues we are trying to solve?
  • Tips and tricks for mutual learning 

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