Trieste Citizen Accelerator - Healthy & Happy over 65

Digital & Social Transformation Skills for active and healthy living.

Digital & Social Transformation Skills for active and healthy living.

How to harness today’s crisis to build good societies & silver economy opportunities in the future.

Urban Center Trieste,16-17th October 2021

The participation at Trieste Citizen Accelerator AAL 2021 is free of charge.

The Trieste Citizen Accelerator AAL 2021 is a 2 days event, organized by the Upper Adriatic Technology Park (Polo Tecnologico Alto Adriatico) within the context of the European Week of Active and Healthy Ageing 2021, that wants to gather the citizenship, in particular young generations and aged generations, for a specific challenge: addressing the loneliness & isolation problems of the society through Innovative & Tech solutions.

Trieste Citizen Accelerator 2021 will bring together citizens from various ages: students, civil society organisations, Civil society Organizations, family caregivers, support administrators, mentors from private and local/regional public authorities to jointly develop innovative & creative ideas/ tech solutions.

This initiative includes social participation between citizens and experts & the competition (hackathon) between teams.

The agenda and registration to the initiative is available by dedicated links to sessions phygital/ physical)

Phygital stands for online digital attendance

Physical stands for attendance in presence

Scenario

The concepts of loneliness and isolation in their different aspects have been intensively discussed within the European Week of Active and Healthy Ageing 2021. In the European context, facing and contrasting the phenomenon of loneliness and isolation, meaning by this term every phenomenon of social and civil exclusion, disconnection and marginalization for origins or causes connected to the personal, socio-health, economic or cultural condition is relevant and alarming in such senses. In fact, the UE Regions actively promote and encourage the Civil Society Organisations and SMEs to draft projects and enhance experiences aimed at understanding and preventing the emergence of such phenomenon.

Nowadays, technologies and innovation strategies are very fast on their on-going progress of accelerator and implementation of ideas and solutions, that sometime some people may do not be included in this virtuous and fast process.  For this reason, Trieste Citizen Accelerator AAL 2021 wants to create the perfect context to addressing major issues of an ageing and changing society through the support of digital innovation/tech solutions. This initiative has its focus on teamwork and intergenerational (specialists and mentors), multidisciplinary and international cooperation and is looking in particular for innovative, technological and not-technological solutions and business models to help old people unleash their full potential and added value in society as a measure of integration into their communities.

Objective

The main objective of the Trieste Citizen Accelerator 2021 is to contributing to address positively these major issues (isolation & loneliness) of an ageing and changing society through the support of digital & tech innovative solutions.

The Trieste Citizen Accelerator has a focus on teamwork and intergenerational (specialists and mentors), multidisciplinary and international cooperation. The event is looking for innovative, technological and not-technological solutions and business models to help old people unleash their full potential and added value in society as a measure of integration into their communities.

For further information

citizenaccelerator.hackaton@poloaa.it