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PROGRESSIVE STANDARDS AROUND ICT FOR ACTIVE AND HEALTHY AGEING

Objective

The PROGRESSIVE project will provide a dynamic and sustainable framework for standards and standardisation around ICT for AHA. The project is pan-European but also draw on wider international experience – especially in the contexts of interoperability and standards harmonisation.

As attitudes towards ageing change there is recognition of the importance of older people’s engagement. Engagement can empower. It can encourage and facilitate greater involvement of older people in economic and political life as well as within communities and families. It follows that the inclusion of older people must be integral to ways of thinking about standards for ICT for AHA. Traditional top-down, clinically driven approaches to standards often fail to recognise the importance of such engagement and overlook the opportunity of co-production approaches.

A strongly ethical approach is adopted in the PROGRESSIVE project. It uses responsible research and innovation (RRI) as a key reference point. The new way of thinking adopted involves a dialogue that moves from what can be a formulaic standards and service ‘delivery’ model in favour of provision in ways that take fuller account of needs and choices of older people.

The PROGRESSIVE project recognises four domains - age friendly communities; reformed and empowering services; accessible, affordable and supportive homes; and active, health and empowered older people and 22 fields (Fig 1). Within these it acknowledges the commercial opportunities of the ‘silver economy’ - both as a market for goods and services and as a milieu where older people can be assets and active contributors.

The PROGRESSIVE project will establish parameters by which good practice in standards and the standardisation process around ICT for AHA can be identified. A platform to be developed will promote discussion and debate. The work will lay the foundation for standards that will be increasingly fit for purpose – with potential benefits to all our lives.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2016-CNECT
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY
Address
The Gateway
LE1 9BH Leicester
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 254 531,25

Participants (10)

THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 70 625
Address
Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGE PLATFORM EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
Avenue De Tervuren 168
1150 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN HEALTH TELEMATICS ASSOCIATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Avenue De Tervuren 168 Boite 2
1150 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
TELEHEALTH QUALITY GROUP EEIG

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Health Design And Technology Instite Conventry University Technology Park Puma Way
CV1 2TT Coventry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 58 437,50
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE NORMALIZACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 52 343,75
Address
Calle Genova 6
28004 Madrid
Activity type
Other
DIN DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER NORMUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 66 312,50
Address
Burggrafenstrasse 6
10787 Berlin
Activity type
Other
STICHTING KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS NORMALISATIE INSTITUUT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 66 281,25
Address
Vlinderweg 6
2623 AX Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNINFO ASSOCIAZIONE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 53 875
Address
Via Sanfront 1
10138 Torino
Activity type
Other
ETABLISSEMENTSA LIEVENS LANCKMAN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 75 375
Address
Waardbeekdreef 1
1850 Grimbergen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)