The AAL (Active Assisted Living) Programme aims to create better quality of life for older people and to strengthen industrial opportunities in the field of healthy ageing technology and innovation.
Higher life expectancy and consistently lower birth rates has meant that our population is becoming steadily older, with over half the EU’s population predicted to be over-65 by 2070.
But the ageing population represents great opportunities. With the right community of experts and the right support, we can tap into today’s world of connected technology and create solutions and products that can change people’s lives now and in the future.
Since 2008, we have funded over 240 projects towards creating market-ready products and services for older people. Our projects address a number of issues, including management of chronic conditions, social inclusion, access to online services, mobility, management of daily activities, and support from informal carers.
The European Week of Active & Healthy Ageing aims to become THE European networking & exchange platform for providing innovation support and inter-disciplinary cooperation for active & healthy ageing. It brings together collaboration partners from around Europe (from industry and academia to care providers and the older people themselves), who have a stake in promoting & supporting healthy ageing to innovate new service models, such as in health & care, lifelong learning and employment.
Its second edition will take place between 18 and 21 October 2021, online, consisting of interactive workshops, discussions, plenary sessions, exhibitions and match-making activities. The event will build on 10 years of legacy of the AAL Association’s AAL Forum, sharing knowledge and showcasing innovation at all levels in the active and healthy ageing sector.
This year, the event is promoted and sponsored by the AAL Programme, and it is organized in conjunction with the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, Region member of the AAL Association. To make the event a truly international place for learning, networking and sharing the AAL Association has invited some of the key actors of ageing healthy and well in Europe and at the global level, such as the Joint Programming Initiative More Years, Better Lives (JPI MYBL) and the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region. More partners to be announced !