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INCORPORATING EUROPEAN FUNDAMENTAL VALUES INTO ICT FOR AGEING: A VITAL POLITICAL, ETHICAL , TECHNOLOGICAL, AND INDUSTRIAL CHALLENGE

Objective

INCORPORATING EUROPEAN FUNDAMENTAL VALUES INTO ICT FOR AGEING: A VITAL POLITICAL, ETHICAL , TECHNOLOGICAL, AND INDUSTRIAL CHALLENGE (VALUE-AGEING) is a 48 month Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways Action which aims to foster co-operation between non-commercial and commercial entities on a joint research project about the incorporation of Fundamental Values of the EU in Info-Communication Technology (ICT) for Ageing. ICT gives individuals as well as societies the possibility to improve their lives and to free them from certain constraints. Technology alleviates the tyranny of human material constitution, its physical limitations, its spatiotemporal constraints, and its limited capacity to perform actions. This holds particularly true for ICT for ageing, provided that technology is respectful of values such as human dignity, autonomy, respect for privacy, family life, data protection and non-discrimination. Good technology is not just about making something better; it is about doing something different and consequently making people think differently. Fundamental values should be built into the design stage of ICT from the outset. We need to understand both the way in which existing values are driving technology innovation, and how technology in its turn is changing people’s standards. Social scientists and ethicists should learn from technologists, and in their turn technologists should learn from scholars working on human values. Value issues must be addressed at the design stages because it is then, when instruments are “thought up”, that meanings and values are embedded in technology. This makes a project like VALUE-AGEING a vital instrument to incorporate fundamental EU principles in industrial strategies and technological awareness in policy setting. The VALUE-AGEING partnership represents a unique multidisciplinary combination which will contribute towards educating a new generation of researchers in the fiel

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IAPP
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Coordinator

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Belgium
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 263 283
Administrative Contact
Nik Claesen (Mr.)

Participants (9)

FUNDACION FATRONIK.

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Spain
EU contribution
€ 17 776
Address
Paseo Mikeletegi 7 - Parque Tecnologico 7
20009 Donostia - San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francesca Irene Cavallaro (Ms.)
OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 63 227
Address
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-platz 2
1010 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Peissl (Dr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francesca Irene Cavallaro (Dr.)
CENTRE FOR SCIENCE, SOCIETY AND CITIZENSHIP

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 357 505
Address
Via Paolucci De Calboli 5
00195 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emilio Mordini (Dr.)
APHOI KOUMANAKOU & SIA EE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 135 496
Address
Patron Pyrgou 115
25002 Achaia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Georgios Koumanakos (Mr.)
INNOVA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 212 058
Address
Via Cicerone, 66
00193 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrea Guarise (Dr.)
DUNDALK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 445 371
Address
Dublin Road
A91 Dundalk
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ann O'hanlon (Dr.)
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 157 610
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Daly (Mr.)
VEGAN SOLUTIONS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 182 484
Address
Via Cavalieri Di Vittorio Veneto 90
36100 Vicenza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Enrico Neri (Mr.)