Forschungs- & Entwicklungsinformationsdienst der Gemeinschaft - CORDIS

FP7

Goldenworkers

Project reference: 288124
Funded under

GoldenWorkers

From 2011-10-01 to 2012-12-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 559 459

EU contribution:

EUR 489 781

Coordinated in:

Spain

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-7See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CSA - Coordination and support action

The main goal of Goldenworkers is to identify emerging technologies and socio-economic trends, new models of extending professional active life and novel application scenarios in the area of ICT for active ageing at work, leading to the definition of a beyond of the state-of-the-art research agenda, fully embraced by research and practice community.

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GOLDENWORKERS aims to build a roadmap for ICT adoption in the field of active ageing at work; the project has three main objectives:

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  • Towards the research community: To define research directions in the field of ICT for active ageing at work
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  • Towards companies and public services organizations: To define an action plan going forward to adapt companies and society to the new demographic, economic and social reality
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  • Towards policy makers: To provide recommendations on policy and public service design to integrate ageing workers into society through the innovative use of ICT.

Objective

Longer life expectancies and low birth rates together impacts on the demographics of the workforce. The proportion of 50- to 64-year-olds in the workforce will be double in size compared to workers younger than 25 years (35 versus 17%) in the EU15 (the first 15 European countries to join the union) by the year 2025. Several EU15 countries will face this challenge by 2010 and the situation is expected to last for decades. The new member states of the EU do not ease the greying picture, rather the opposite and immigration will only be a minor solution to the problem.A marked paradox exists between a longer life and a shorter working life. More healthy years will be spent in retirement than in work. So, the problem is not higher life expectancies but earlier retirement.<br/>Improved health and technological advances make it possible to extend work life beyond age 65 extending independence, productivity and quality of life.Ageing–related technological innovations can help ageing to stay at work and they fall into four technological categories:•\tenabling technologies (which assist people to "age in place")•\toperational technologies (which assist aging people to function in society)•\tconnective technologies (which assist aging people to communicate with caregivers, families and medical resources and vice versa)•\ttelemedicine (which allows a medical source or caregiver to monitor, diagnose and/or treat patients from a distance).According the above concepts GOLDENWORKERS's main objectives are:•\tDevelop an RTD roadmap for active aging at work•\tCreate a set of realistic scenarios, based on the socioeconomic conditions that are present in the different regions of EU27•\tValidate scenarios and existing gaps with stakeholders•\tIdentify shared RTD roadmap (among Industry, SMEs, research and academia) and concrete recommendations for covering the identified gaps and achieving the more agreed scenarios•\tCreate expert communities of IT industry and SME representatives for knowledge sharing and for designing a common RTD strategy

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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE NAVARRA
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 128 935


AVENIDA PEARSON 21
08034 BARCELONA
Spain
Administrative contact: Sofia Anisimova
Tel.: +34 93 253 42 00
Fax: +34 93 253 43 43
E-mail

Participants

AGE PLATFORM EUROPE AISBL
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 30 900


Rue Froissart
1040 BRUXELLES
Belgium
Administrative contact: Ilenia Gheno
Tel.: +32 2 228 01470
Fax: +32 228 01522
E-mail
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 49 109


Hansastrasse
80686 MUENCHEN
Germany
Administrative contact: Thomas Bendig
Tel.: +49 30 72615660
Fax: +49 30 726156619
E-mail
FUNDACION ADECCO
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 35 952


CALLE GENOVA
28004 MADRID
Spain
Administrative contact: ENRIQUE DELARUBIA CANO
Tel.: +34 917004920
Fax: +34 917000488
E-mail
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland

EU contribution: EUR 62 595


Vuorimiehentie
02044 VTT ESPOO
Finland
Administrative contact: Jaana Heino
Tel.: +358 20 722 3301
Fax: +358 20 722 3499
E-mail
ERNST & YOUNG BUSINESS SCHOOL SCUOLA DI MANAGEMENT SRL
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 126 115


VIA PO
00198 ROMA
Italy
Administrative contact: Giovanna Galasso
Tel.: +39 0667535227
Fax: +390667535785
E-mail
TECH4I2 LIMITED
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 56 175


Mill Road
LE7 7JP Thurcaston
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: David Osimo
Tel.: +32 498088323
E-mail

Subjects

Life Sciences
Record Number: 100708 / Last updated on: 2016-04-01