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Mobile Age

Objective

The Mobile Age project will focus on open government data, mobile technology, and the provision of public services in relation to Europe’s elderly population. Europe’s senior citizens are growing steadily and are predicted to comprise of 28% of Europe’s population by 2020. However, senior citizens do not normally share the same level of connectivity to the Internet as younger generations, and while government agencies are increasingly providing their services through digital platforms, this risks excluding senior citizens from the design and use of such services.

Mobile Age will provide the basis for the development of mobile-based open government services focused on senior citizens. We follow a co-creation methodological approach that will allow for a substantive participation of senior citizens. MobileAge will focus on the co-creation of services related to the production and use of open data for cities. This will be achieved by pursuing four objectives: i) exploring and implementing innovative ways to support senior citizens to access and use public services through personal mobile technologies that are based on open government data, ii) develop and deploy co-creation approaches and methodologies to engage senior citizens effectively; iii) develop a situated, practice-based understanding of accessibility, mobility and usability of services from a senior-citizen point of view; and iv) develop a framework for impact assessment and evaluation for co-creation approaches to open service development for the ageing population.

Mobile Age’s approach will be applied in cities and counties that are already providing innovative approaches for the participation of senior people in the development of city services: Bremen, South Lakeland, Zaragoza and the Region of Central Macedonia, with scenarios related to social inclusion, extending independent living, data curation for a safer and more accessible city, and the management of personal health information.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-INSO-2015-CNECT
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 913 864,85

Participants (9)

TINGTUN AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 199 059,80
Address
Kirkekleiva 1
4790 Lillesand
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGE PLATFORM EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 175 624,20
Address
Avenue De Tervuren 168
1150 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
EVANGELISCHE STIFTUNG VOLMARSTEIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 433 871,09
Address
Hartmannstrasse 24
58300 Wetter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Government To You
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 92 013,05
Address
Square Eugene Plasky Bte 1 92-94
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT FUR INFORMATIONSMANAGEMENT BREMEN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 444 506,90
Address
Am Fallturm 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Other
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 310 440,99
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 205 846,29
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AYUNTAMIENTO DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 77 000,85
Address
Plaza Del Pilar 18
50071 Zaragoza
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
REGION OF CENTRAL MACEDONIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 71 765,73
Address
Vasilissis Olgas 198
54110 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)