uSIng noveL information and communication tecHnologies fOr the sUpport of Elderly's acTive parTicipation in the information society

Silhouette LogoThe aim of the Silhouette project is to focus support for an active and social lifestyle in seniors around the concepts of health safety, novel communication and out of home support through stimulating regional policies and relevant stakeholders in the area. The project will analyse practices existing in all 7 CREATOR regions to define a portfolio of solutions supporting activity of the elderly, identifying those practically existing in the regions and those that are missing from the regions altogether. Selected solutions will undergo pilot experimentation with the participation of elderly groups and practical demonstrations of solutions will take place in all regions. The project will also create recommendations for policies on creating regional open platforms for ICT solutions for active seniors. Eventually, it is planned to analyse opportunities for extended interregional market of ICT solutions supporting active participation of elderly in the society.

The project will be executed in three phases: (1) analysis of existing practices, solutions and learnt lesssons – 9 months; (2) joint pilot experimentation of solutions and transfer of best practices between regions, and joint regional policy regarding active seniors support definition – 9 months; (3) joint action plan development regarding interegional platform for solutions supporting activity of elderly – 6 months. The work is organised in 4 components, with CP4 devoted to pilot expermentation and demonstration of practices.

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Project partners

Wielkopolska, Poland: Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center
Västerbotten, Sweden: Umeå University
Asturias, Spain: Fundacion CTIC
Häme, Finland: Innopark Programmes Ltd
Lorraine, France: Universite Paul Verlaine - Metz
North Hungary, Hungary: University of Miskolc
Brescia, Italy: Valle Sabbia Solidale

SILHOUETTE is part of the CREATOR mini-programme funded by the Interreg IVC Programme of the EU.

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