AAL Joint Programme

From the AAL Joint Programme website, www.aal-europe.eu, the European Union has stated the following objectives and goals:

“The objective of the AAL Joint Programme is to enhance the quality of life of older people and strengthen the industrial base in Europe through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The motivation of the new funding activity is in the demographic change and ageing in Europe, which implies not only challenges but also opportunities for the citizens, the social and healthcare systems as well as industry and the European market.” [1]

The concept of Ambient Assisted Living is understood as

to extend the time people can live in their preferred environment by increasing their autonomy, self-confidence and mobility,
to support maintaining health and functional capability of the elderly individuals,
to promote a better and healthier lifestyle for individuals at risk,
to enhance the security, to prevent social isolation and to support maintaining the multifunctional network around the individual,
to support carers, families and care organisations,

and to increase the efficiency and productivity of used resources in the ageing societies. [1]


[1] Stated on the official AAL Programme website: www.aal-europe.eu

DIET4Elders was a submitted to the AAL Joint Programme Call 5, where the following objectives and goals were stated:

“Call 5 aimed at the development of ICT-based solutions which enable and sustain older adults to continue managing their daily activities in their home. The call aimed also at ICT-based solutions which support informal carers1 in their assistance. The AAL Joint Programme aims at innovative and ICT-based solutions delivered by applied research and development activities, which are financially sustainable and underpinned by a credible business case. Successful projects are expected to target systemic solutions addressing the users’ wishes and needs, or to provide a contribution which is meant to be integrated into a systemic solution, including some kind of support service.

This Call under the AAL JP invites proposals aiming at developing innovative ICT-based solutions which have the potential to enable and sustain management of daily life activities of older adults by giving support in relation to:

1. Enabling older adults to sustain and continue managing daily life activities in their home. This includes ICT-based solutions which are used by the older adults, as well as solutions which require support by others;

2. Supporting informal carers to give assistance.”

See more at: http://www.aal-europe.eu/get-involved/calls/call-5-daily-life-activities...