Friday, July 3, 2015

Framework Contract for the provision of evaluation and impact assessment services to DG CONNECT - SMART 2013/0065

The European Commission launched a call for tenders for a framework contract for the provision of evaluation and impact assessment services to DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology in the areas of spectrum policy, regulation of electronic communications networks and services as well as audiovisual and media policies.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Study on the Silver Economy SMART 2015/0038.

A call for tenders is launched by the European Commission for a service contract of a maximum value of EUR 250 000. This study is intended to help underpin and support the development of a Silver Economy Strategy for Europe.

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Study on support to scaling-up of innovations in active and healthy ageing - SMART 2015/0039.

A call for tenders is launched by the European Commission for a service contract of a maximum value of EUR 250 000. The objective of the study is to support the sharing of experience and skills regarding scaling-up strategies and experiences, addressing also problems due to diversity of health and care systems including social protection paradigms, and in this way, support the success of the deployment efforts of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) and partners of the Reference Sites of the EIP on AHA as well as other targeted regions and organisations.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Info Day: Horizon 2020 - 'Health, demographic change and wellbeing'

Horizon 2020 (2014-2020), the EU funding programme for research and innovation, puts emphasis on tackling societal challenges, including Societal Challenge 1 (SC1) related to Health Demographic Change and Wellbeing. Having at its core the principle of better health for all, SC1 focuses on personalised health and care. It has an overall budget of 7.4 billion for the programme duration. This Info Day will precede the adoption of the Work Programme 2016-2017 (SC1).

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Data in Smart Cities Analysis of the current situation- SMART 2015/0045

This publication is made pursuant to Article 124.1(b) of the Rules of Application of the Financial Regulation that provides for an ex-ante publication on the Institutions' websites of contracts with a value up to 60.000 EUR.

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New European project to develop robotic shower system to assist frail persons

Being able to maintain personal hygiene plays a crucial factor for independent living in old age. Loosing this ability means needing support for these activities, often resulting into a move in a nursing care home. This clearly suggests that automated showering support can foster independent living in dignity for persons experiencing loss of autonomy and relieve the caring and nursing burden of the family, domiciliary services, medical centers and other assisted living environments or nursing care homes. I-SUPPORT is a three-year HORIZON 2020 European research project launched in March 2015. Its goal is to develop a robotic shower system in order to enable independent living for a long period and thus, improve the quality of life of frail citizens.

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2015 eGovernment factsheets of the European Union

The ISA programme of the European Commission has just published the 2015 version of the eGovernment factsheet of the EU. This factsheet of some 60 pages aims at providing a comprehensive overview of the e-Government activities in the EU.

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