This roadmap has been designed in the ENGAGED Thematic Network in order to achieveUser Empowerment. User involvement is one of the major barriers for the introduction ofinnovative solutions for active and healthy ageing (AHA). Therefore this roadmap aims toinvolve (and to keep involved) in a relatively short period of time a sufficient number of usersto reach a critical mass so that it can affect the political decisions affecting the Europeanmarket for active and healthy ageing.
This roadmap aims at providing valuable information on the status and key elements ofnetwork sustainability and, ultimately, concrete actions to be carried out to reinforce andensure the sustainability of the network. Alignment with the EIP AHA will be considered as acrosscutting issue in the contribution of this roadmap. The roadmap provides a list ofrecommendations and activities framed along a timeline, which comprises milestones anddevelopment periods.
This roadmap aims to develop and implement of a European monitoring framework for impactassessment of independent living solutions in testing grounds/ reference sites for wide scaledeployment across Europe. A European monitoring framework for impact assessment couldhelp to implement and scale up innovative solutions in a region or country. If this isdeveloped and used in a joined collaboration with regions across Europe it is possible to reachscale on the evidence, to compare the outcomes of similar solutions/ interventions and tocommunicate about the evidence on a bigger scale.