Workshop 8

Smart Healthy Age Friendly Environments and the Blueprint for digital transformation of Health and Care (joint session AAL/EIP on AHA)

Theme 2
Tuesday 24 September 11:00-12:30
Room: Suecia

The objectives of the workshop are:

1) To discuss the Joint Statement on Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments (SHAFE) presented to the European Commission in November 2018, and to take next steps towards the creation of a White Paper on SHAFE.

2) To further develop the Blueprint scenarios (developed within the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing) to include Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments topics and to widen the Blueprint community.

The specific aim of SHAFE is to enhance the two main aspects of Age-Friendly Environments – Places and People – in the creation of eHealth and mHealth solutions – especially focused on quality and costs. These smart living environments need to align technological development with the building industry in terms of policy and funding, in order to make smart homes available, affordable and large-scaled in Europe. This broad adoption may be the keystone to a more efficient health care system that adds better quality for less investment, in line with the Digital Single Market strategy.

The European “Blueprint on Digital Transformation of Health and Care for the Ageing Society ” reflects the common policy vision of European policy makers, civil society, professional organisations and industry. As a shared policy vision, the Blueprint guides the efforts of the EIP on AHA Action Groups and Reference Sites. The Blueprint is essential to mobilize investments and guarantee the commitment of all actors including industrial players, regional authorities, professional and civil society organisations and multi-stakeholder platforms.

All information on SHAFE may be consulted in https://www.caritascoimbra.pt/en/shafe/.

The Blueprint personas can be downloaded by clicking on the matrix in https://ec.europa.eu/eip/ageing/blueprint_en.

A summary of the Blueprint work can be downloaded in https://ec.europa.eu/eip/ageing/news/evolution-blueprint_en. A newer update will be available by September 2019.

The workshop will start with a summary of the overall SHAFE Joint Statement, followed by a brief presentation of the 3-4 main conclusions of the call to action of SHAFE. Next, the Blueprint scenarios will be presented. After the presentations, the audience will be divided into two main groups (with eventual sub-groups), one for each area, and engage in a discussion on the main ideas that can enhance the Joint Statement conclusions to a broader White Paper and to involve SHAFE topics into the Blueprint scenarios.

The expected outcomes of the workshop are:
– To reach 7 short policy recommendations and further support for SHAFE.
– To further develop the Blueprint scenarios to include Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments (SHAFE) topics and to widen the Blueprint community.

SPEAKERS:

Chair:
Javier Ganzarain (Co-founder AFEdemy)

SHAFE:
Carina Dantas (Innovation Director, Caritas Coimbra)
Willeke van Staalduinen (Co-founder AFEdemy)

Blueprint:
Veli Stroetmann (Director, empirica)
Maddalena Illario (RSCN/Campania)

Moderators during the breakout group session:
Leo Lewis (IFIC)
Diane Whitehouse (EHTEL)

Javier Ganzarain

Javier Ganzarain

Carina Dantas

Carina Dantas

Willeke van Staalduinen

Willeke van Staalduinen

Veli Stroetmann

Veli Stroetmann

Maddalena Illario

Maddalena Illario

Leo Lewis

Leo Lewis

Diane Whitehouse

Diane Whitehouse

Quickfire Q & A with Willeke van Staalduinen (Co-founder AFEdemy)

What makes the format of your workshop different to others?

“Our workshop is a true example of co-creation! Participants can learn more about Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments, and the Blueprint of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing but the big asset is that they will be able to provide their inputs and visions to the future work on these themes. A prepared table for individual comments, validation and prioritisation will be set-up for two groups to discuss the themes of the workshop – SHAFE and the Blueprint.”

Who should attend and why?

“The opinions of citizens, IT companies, building companies, healthcare providers and public authorities are very welcome to build and support the messages and commitments we will provide to the European Commission and other partners. The more the merrier! Everyone interested in discussing the policy commitment statements of the White Paper on Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments and the scenarios of the Blueprint should participate.”

What are you hoping to achieve and what will those attending take away?

“We hope that the White Paper and the Blueprint will receive major inputs and be validated by the audience and will be able to serve as a solid base for commitments of stakeholders for networks on smart healthy age-friendly environments and active and healthy ageing. Further, they will take away inspiration and more insight into how to involve people and places in the alignment of technology and the built environment and how to progress the provision of digitally enabled enhanced health and care across Europe.”