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Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the participation by the Community in a research and development programme aimed at enhancing the [...] COM(2007) 329 final

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Abstract

Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the participation by the Community in a research and development programme aimed at enhancing the quality of life of older people through the use of new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), undertaken by several Member States, COM(2007) 329 final

The objective of this proposal is the adoption of a decision by the Council and Parliament, on the basis of Article 169 of the EC Treaty, concerning the participation by the Community in the Ambient Assisted Living joint research and development programme undertaken by several Member States (hereinafter AAL joint programme).

The overall objective of the AAL joint programme is to enhance the quality of life of older people and strengthen the industrial base in Europe through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (hereinafter ICT). The AAL joint programme has the following specific aims:

- Foster the emergence of innovative ICT-based products, services and systems for ageing well at home, in the community, and at work, thus increasing the quality of life, autonomy, participation in social life, skills and employability of elderly people, and reducing the costs of health and social care;

- Create critical mass of research, development and innovation at EU level in technologies and services for ageing well in the information society, including the establishment of a favourable environment for participation by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs);

- Improve conditions for industrial exploitation by providing a coherent European framework for developing common approaches and facilitating the localisation and adaptation of common solutions which are compatible with varying social preferences and regulatory aspects at national or regional level across Europe.

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Record Number: 8629 / Last updated on: 2007-07-02
Category: COM DOCUMENT