The Green Paper on Ageing, which was released by the European Commission at the beginning of the year, seeks to launch a wide public debate on this issue. The Green Paper sets out the key issues related to ageing and discusses possible ways to anticipate and respond to the socio-economic impacts of Europe’s ageing population.
The Paper was open for public consultations till 21 April. ECHAlliance led two responses to the document: on behalf of the EU_SHAFE consortium, focusing on enabling smart healthy age-friendly environments, and on behalf of SmartWork, engaging additionally four other Horizon 2020 projects, which focus on building sustainable and age-friendly working environments for all. In their commentary they called for better recognition of the potential and the role of new technologies in keeping the older people at work and in good health in the Green Paper and the future policy responses.
Organised by the EU_SHAFE and SmartWork projects, the webinar aims at:
11:00 – Welcome and iIntroductions to the webinar
11:05 – Part I – Setting the scene: EU Policy developments on active and healthy ageing
11:35 – Part II – Plenary discussion: The role of new technologies in keeping the older people at work and in good health
12:25 – Conclusions and next steps for EU Ageing Policy
About EU SHAFE & SmartWork Projects
The EU_SHAFE project (Interreg Europe) will improve policies and practices in 7 European regions by developing a comprehensive approach to Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments (SHAFE). Through a ‘learning by sharing’ methodology, this robust multi-disciplinary and intersectoral consortium will build a four-helix European community to exchange experiences and practices to improve multilevel policy instruments. The consortium will create a cooperative, inclusive ecosystem between public authorities, European networks and user’s associations, embedding their experience and skills with research & design knowledge from academia and SMEs for the growth of community-based services and “ageing at home” around Europe. GREEN PAPER RESPONSE
The SmartWork project (Horizon 2020) is supporting active and healthy ageing at work for older office workers, through a suite of smart services, building a Worker-Centric AI System for work ability sustainability. In other words, keeping ageing people working for longer by supporting them with unobtrusive sensing and monitoring of their health, behaviour, cognitive and emotional status, and responding to their needs. GREEN PAPER RESPONSE