Join a new working group to develop smart and age-friendly communities

03/09/2018 - 16:28

On the occasion of the recent Conference of Partners of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Active and Healthy Ageing, the establishment of a working group to foster the collaboration of the partners of the EIP on Active and Healthy Ageing and the partners of the EIP on Smart Cities and Communities was proposed. 

The discussion was initiated on 26 February at a side event on smart and age-friendly cities organized by the D4 Action group of the EIP AHA working on age-friendly environments. The event aimed at looking at possible synergies between the two EIPs and showcasing good examples of cooperation. Based on the principle that a city can only be smart if it is age-friendly, the event looked at possible cross-feeding, synergies, and future collaboration.

The discussion was prolonged on 28 February on the occasion of a joint session organized by the Action Groups C2 working on independent living solutions and D4 around “Collaboration topics marketplace: Living environments for ageing well”. The session aimed at presenting six proposals of joint actions and collecting the commitments of EIP AHA partners. All proposals are accessible in the presentation available online.

The initial work programme for the cross EIPs working group is structured around the following activities:

  • Aligning policy agendas of both EIPs and mutual learning
  • Developing a Guidance package on integrated planning that take account of citizens’ concerns and preferences
  • Elaborating a Roadmap on standardization needs for smart cities that are age-friendly.

You are more than welcome to contribute to these activities. If interested, you are kindly invited to register through this online formThis working group will also build on the conclusions of other initiatives proposed on that day, some of them being led by members of the Covenant on Demographic Change.