The AAL Programme and Eurocarers have joined forces to organise a test day for solutions and products that incorporate information and communication technology for the active ageing. The AAL-Eurocarers platform test will take place in Brussels on 13 June at the Royal Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts. Five projects of the AAL programme were shortlisted to pitch in front of an audience of carers coming from all across Europe:
The test will consist of a series of concrete presentation of the solutions developed that will involve the attendees. The representatives of Eurocarers will be allowed to ask questions and provide their feedbacks on a series of questions that will be prepared in advance. The platform test will be opened by the Director of the AAL office in Brussels, Karina Marcus, and by the Eurocarers Executive Director, Stecy Yghemonos. The event will also mark the beginning of the celebration for Eurocarers 10th anniversary and it will be followed by a cocktail where personalities of the EU Parliament will convey their messages and comments on the day. Ms Ruth Paserman, Deputy Head of Cabinet, Cabinet of Commissioner Marianne Thyssen, Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, European Commission; Ms Marian Harkin, Member of the European Parliament, Co-Chair of the European Parliament Interest Group on Carers and Mr John Dunne, Eurocarers, President.
The address of the venue is:
Rue Ducale 1 – 1000 Bruxelles
About our partner
Eurocarers was officially incorporated in Luxembourg in December 2006. The origin of Eurocarers lies in two European networks: Carmen, a network on integrated care and Eurofamcare a research network on carers of older persons. The mission of Eurocarers is to:
• Raise awareness of the significant contribution made by carers to health and social care systems and the economy as a whole, and of the need to safeguard this contribution;
• Ensure that EU and national policies take account of carers, i.e. promote social inclusion of carers, the development of support services for carers, enable them to remain active in paid employment and maintain a social life.
Visit the Eurocarers website here
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