Friday, July 31, 2015

Database of digital services for carers of the elderly launched

The European Commission's Joint Research Center has partnered with EUROCARERS to launch a new online database of digital services for carers of older people. This new tool offers access to 78 good practices of digital services for older care at home, which the JRC gathered and that EUROCARERS, the European network representing informal carers and their organisations, helped make available to all.

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Testing e-health services in the Nordics - Connected For Health project launched

The Connected for Health project promotes a wider use of open FTTH (Fiber To The Home) networks to make public services more accessible also in rural areas. The objective of the project is to identify, test and evaluate new and existing systems and services for providing accessible home health care over open FTTH networks. The idea is to find most suitable, user friendly and cost-efficient combinations of systems for individual needs of patients and clients.

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Report of the Conference 'Innovative Financing Opportunities for Active & Healthy Ageing'

The European Commission organised the conference 'Innovative Financing Opportunities for Active & Healthy Ageing' on the 3rd June 2015. The conference looked at the issue of how to practically leverage public and private financial instruments and maximise synergies in the area of active & healthy ageing. In particular, the conference focused on the EU financial instruments, the Investment plan for Europe, joint-procurement of innovative solutions, new ways of public-private co-investments in health, European Structural and Investment Funds, social innovation and more recent innovative alternative financing tools.

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The European Parliamentary Research Service publishes briefing on the Silver Economy

The 'Silver Economy' covers a host of different but interlinked strands; together these can improve the quality of life and inclusion in society and involvement in economic activity of the ageing population through developing innovative policies, products and services to meet their needs, bringing more growth and jobs. The concept has been emerging over the years, and recently gathered momentum with the European Commission's first paper on the topic.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

ICT 2015 Exhibition - online catalogue of exhibitors

The online catalogue featuring the exhibitors present at ICT 2015 is now published.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Workshop report on new EU eGovernment Action Plan

DG Connect/Public Services organised a workshop on 1 July 2015 in Brussels (the first of a series) to gather views and opinions from key stakeholders on their expectations from the new eGovernment Action Plan (2016-2020). The workshop also aimed to improve citizens and businesses experience when interacting with public administrations and to facilitate their relationship with governments. The workshop report provides an overview of what was discussed that day.

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Commission launches a 2 million EUR initiative to develop new subtitled versions of selected TV programmes across Europe

In order to facilitate cross border on-line dissemination of cultural content, the Commission aims at trying out innovative strategies for the provision of subtitled versions of European factual cultural programming. To do so, the present call for proposals has just been published.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - United Kingdom

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in the United Kingdom.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Slovakia

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Slovakia.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Slovenia

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Slovenia.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Sweden

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Sweden.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Romania

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Romania.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Portugal

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Portugal.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Poland

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Poland.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Netherlands

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in the Netherlands.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Italy

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Italy.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Malta

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Malta.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Latvia

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Latvia.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Luxembourg

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Luxembourg.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Lithuania

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Lithuania.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Ireland

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Ireland.

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eGovernment Benchmark Report 2015 - Hungary

This factsheet shows the progress in the online delivery of public services, across the various dimensions of user-centricity, transparency, cross-border mobility and key enablers in Hungary.

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International Conference on ICT for Ageing Well and e-Health

The second edition of this event (ICT4AWE) aims to offer a meeting point for those that study and apply information and communication technologies for improving the quality of life of the elderly and for helping people stay healthy, independent and active at work or in their community along their whole life. ICT4AWE facilitates the exchange of information and dissemination of best practices, innovation and technical improvements in the fields of age-related health care, education, social coordination and ambient assisted living.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Workshop on Age-Friendly Homes and Smart Living - Summary report

This workshop of 7 July 2015 aimed to explore options to stimulate investments and solutions for age-friendly housing and smart living at European scale. The need for a common framework of reference for age-friendly homes together with innovative investment or fiscal instruments to finance and facilitate access to capital for age-friendly renovation were identified as critical elements of a future strategy.

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