European Partnership initiative (en français plus bas)
AGE welcomes the very timely European Partnership Initiative on Healthy and Active Ageing
“The European Partnership Initiative that is launched today by the European Commission will help create the supportive environment we need to promote healthy and active ageing and develop innovative solutions for our ageing population”, said Anne-Sophie Parent, Director of AGE. This joint initiative of Vice-President Kroes and Commissioner Dalli will pool efforts at EU and national level to develop both ICT and non ICT solutions to address the challenges faced by older people and support their full participation in society and the economy.
“This Partnership Initiative is very timely. It will seek to build synergies between what is done at European level and actions implemented at national/local level, and will set an excellent framework to encourage a wider range of stakeholders across the EU to work together on the promotion of active and healthy ageing, a key objective of the Europe 2020 Strategy and the theme of the recently announced European Year 2012”, added Parent. The EPI will seek to build bridges between research and market deployment and will promote user’s involvement in research and development of solutions which target them.
“We are happy that the European Commission has decided to adopt such a comprehensive approach. This should ensure that older people will be empowered to take full advantage of the knowledge society and to live independent and active lives for as long as possible”, concluded Ms Parent.
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