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Ageing and Technology, COST-AAL-MYBL joint workshop
The ageing of the European population is creating many new challenges and opportunities for individuals, organisations and governments. Many of these challenges are being addressed by information and communication technologies, which form an integral part of everyday life for everyone. Sometimes technologies are targeted at particular needs or age groups, but often they are generic, addressing many issues and kinds of people. These new technologies create new opportunities and sometimes challenges. Three relevant European initiatives have agreed to collaborate and to jointly address some of the key issues in their fields which are of interest to the research and innovation community.
This workshop aims to:
• Boost the collaboration between the research community and developers of technology to provide better ICT-enriched living environments for older people and leading to technologies which are actually used by the target group.
• Identify gaps in current research and development work, and areas where issues are already being addressed.
• Bring researchers and others involved in the AAL and MYBL worlds/communities together with people involved in relevant COST networks to discuss possible collaboration and provide a platform where new forms of collaboration can start and new networks can form.
• Inform about the objectives and funding opportunities in JPI MYBL and AAL Programme, as well as the support which the COST programme can provide to fund large research networking activities on this topic.