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Characterisation Of A Green Microenvironment And To Study Its Impact Upon Health and Well-Being in The Elderly As A Way Forward For Health Tourism.

Objective

Our society in Europe is still under prepared for the demographic changing situation of an ageing population which began several decades ago. This is visible in the age structure of the population and is reflected by the fact that the population aged 65 years and over is increasing in every European country. The growth in the elderly population may be explained by increased longevity, but at the same time, we also see an increase in debilitating conditions. However, it is also clear that the elderly are afflicted by challenging health conditions as a direct consequence of being elderly which impact their quality of life (QOL), e.g. living alone, depression, recovery from illness, immobility. This is what we would like to address. Living longer should be a privilege but there has been a collective failure to address social implications and QOL issues, where social care and the way it is funded are already in crisis. Our aim in this project is to couple the need for new societal approaches in addressing this changing demographic with improving the economy of green microenvironment sites, where health tourism and creating new jobs in this sector would in turn fund and provide benefits with respect to the well-being of the elderly. The ultimate outcome, through this pan-European academic and industrial project, will be: a) to derive cross-disciplinary and inter-sectorial knowledge of how to improve physical and mental well-being in the elderly, b) to characterise the environmental geology of Nemi and to correlate the identified features with improvements in health, well-being and recovery, c) to train a new generation of specialists in the sector of recreation and health for the tourism industry, d) the training of specialists in social and therapeutic horticulture (STH) as a way to improve physical and mental health, e) to create a model for health tourism, and f) to produce a business plan with an economic impact analysis.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/geology
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

PERCUROS BV
Address
Plesmanlaan 1
2333 BZ Leiden
Netherlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 378 000

Participants (20)

ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 216 000
Address
Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PROGREDUM GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
Otterberger Strasse 73
67659 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECOBIOSCIENCES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
Habichtstrasse 21
84036 Landshut
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ANTONETTI NADIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 162 000
Address
Corso Della Repubblica 285
00049 Velletri
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31007 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN GOETTINGEN - GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAET GOETTINGEN - STIFTUNG OEFFENTLICHEN RECHTS

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Robert-koch-strasse 40
37075 Goettingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PREVENTIA SOCIETA' A RESPONSABILITA' LIMITATA SEMPLIFICATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 162 000
Address
Via Artemisia Mammucari 26
00049 Velletri Rm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAMERINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
Piazza Cavour 19F
62032 Camerino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
Fern Barrow Bournemouth University
BH12 5BB Poole
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ATONOMICS AS

Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
Vestre Teglgade 10
2750 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TACIT BIO INNOVATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
Bennett Corner House, 33 Coleshill Street
B72 1SD Sutton Coldfield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DE MARCHIS VERONICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
Via Tiziano 14
00034 Colleferro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE CASTELLI ROMANI GREEN TOUR
Italy
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
Via Del Parco 3
00072 Ariccia
Activity type
Other
AUGEAS ASSOCIAZIONE DI SPORT PROMOZIONE E TURISMO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
Vicolo Delle Scalette 6
00040 Nemi
Activity type
Other
SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET

Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELRIK AND LOUW COMPANY LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
72 Great Suffolk Street
SE1 0BL London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA VO ZVOLENE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
T G Masaryka 24
960 01 Zvolen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA AT NEWCASTLE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
Sutherland Building College Street
NE1 8ST Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELRIK AND LOUW AND PARTNERS COMPANY LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
72 Great Suffolk Street
SE1 0BL London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)