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e-Inclusion Newsletter - 24/01/2011

24 January 2011

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Reminder: consultation on active & healthy ageing

(26 November 2010) The European Commission is seeking the views of public and private organisations, companies and individual citizens on how Europe could scale up innovation to meet the challenges of the ageing population in Europe, and in particular on a pilot European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on active and healthy ageing, as set out in the Innovation Union Flagship Initiative, presented on 6 October by Maire Geoghegan Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science and Antonio Tajani, Vice-President for Industry and Entrepreneurship. Between 2010 and 2030, the number of Europeans aged over 65 will rise by nearly 40%, posing huge challenges but also offering great opportunities for Europe's society and economy. The EIP, which the Commission has proposed should be launched in 2011, would seek to meet three goals: to improve the health and quality of life of older people, enabling them to live active and independent lives; to contribute to the sustainability and efficiency of health and social care systems; and to foster competitiveness and business opportunities. The questionnaire is available in all official languages of the European Union. The consultation runs until 28 January 2011.

See also: The consultation document

Information day for CIP ICT PSP Call 5, Friday 11 February 2011, Brussels, Belgium - Objectives 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3

(24 January 2011) An Information day for CIP ICT PSP Call 5 will be held on Friday 11 February 2011 for the following objectives: Objective 3.1: ICT Solutions for Fall prevention and ICT and Ageing network; Objective 3.2: Digital competences and social inclusion; Objective 3.3: e-accessibility. Registration to the Info Day will open on 26 January. Participants have the possibility to present proposal ideas by submitting a presentation. A selection will be made in light of relevance and time availability.

See also: General CIP Call 5 Info Day of 28 February 2011.

Get Online Week 2011

28 February 2011 - 5 March 2011

Get Online Week is a Europe wide campaign to get new computer users online. It helps to get people through the doors of their local telecentres, enabling staff to build people's confidence to move on into more structured learning. Run in March 2010 as part of the European e-Skills week, it reached 68000 people. The Get Online Week 2011 campaign aims to : bring people online (with a focus on the offline Europeans, those who have never accessed internet before) ; raise awareness with the press and stakeholders of digital inclusion benefits ; promote and increase usage of telecentres across Europe ; demonstrate telecentres eInclusion impact at the European level. Telecentres, public authorities, public libraries, NGOs, and ICT companies, as well as schools and students will come together to organise a range of events, training sessions, competitions and more, to highlight the essential role of ICT skills in today's society.

5th European eAccessibility Forum: Benefits and costs of e-accessibility - registration now open

28 March 2011 Paris, France

Despite the political resolve on eAccessibility and the increased interest expressed by the private sector, few studies on the actual economic implications of eAccessibility have been made. In this context this Forum will address the following topics: Costs of accessibility and inaccessibility; Social and/or economic benefits; eAccessibility and competiveness; Making eAccessibility profitable; Employment of people with disabilities. A draft programme of the conference is now available.

European eHealth Week 2011: Registration opens; strong support from leading hospitals and associations

10 May 2011 - 12 May 2011 Budapest, Hungary

Registration is now open for the eHealth event of the year, eHealth Week 2011. The event attracts Government decision makers, Industry Leaders and Europe's most influential CIOs from hospitals and healthcare organisations: "Healthcare is an increasingly global endeavour. For an international hospital provider like us, eHealth Week 2011 is an ideal opportunity to keep in touch with the most recent developments", says Uwe Poettgen, Chief Information Officer at Germany's Asklepios Hospital Group. eHealth Week 2011 focuses on 'eHealth in an Age of Austerity: Achieving Maximum Benefit'. Follow us on

See also: Information on the eHealth ministerial serie of conference

Future Internet Assembly Budapest

17 May 2011 - 19 May 2011 Budapest, Hungary

Please help shape it! Provide suggestions for cross-cutting Future Internet related topics to be discussed on the next FIA. Until 23 January you can either suggest a new topic, or you can vote for a topic suggested by somebody else that you want to support on From all these ideas, the newly formed FIA Steering Committee will select a balanced programme for FIA Budapest that addresses the topics of interest of the community. The proposers of the ideas will be invited to become part of FIA's Programme Committee. Thanks for your participation and we are looking forward to your ideas!

See also: ICT for Health Research

How are Doctors using Social Media, Apps, and Web 2.0 Tools to work with Patients, Colleagues, Governments, Industry, Payers?

22 June 2011 - 23 June 2011 Paris, France

This conference will be devoted to the understanding of how physicians use New Technologies, Web 2.0 tools, Social Media to communicate with other health care professionals, patients, payers, pharmaceutical companies, public agencies. Those who decide on or benefit from e-services to physicians (professional and patient associations, pharmaceutical companies, governments, payors) are expected to participate in this event.

New in the Library

European Council conclusions on "Cross fertilization between Europe 2020 flagship initiatives Digital Agenda for Europe and Innovation Union"

3 December 2010

Report of the ePractice workshop on Inclusive eGovernment

11 January 2011

This workshop, held on 13 October 2010, aimed to encourage the sharing of good practice in the area of Inclusive eGovernment. The report documents the presentations made during the workshop session. Topics of discussion were: eGovernment policies targeted at groups at risk of exclusion; User segmentation in eGovernment services; Inclusive eGovernment in healthcare; Multichannel delivery services; eGovernment services: the 'value chain' dimension; Design, production, delivery, access and use of inclusive eGovernment services; "Inclusive by design" versus specific assistance - tailored services; Marketing, targeting and promotion of eGovernment services for specific disadvantaged groups. (You find the report under file name SMART 0109 SC01-eInclusion Days-Inclusive eGovernment workshop report.doc).

Report of the Stakeholder event on the pilot European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing of 26 November 2010

14 January 2011

The event was a first occasion for stakeholders to put forward their views and, most importantly their ideas, on the pilot European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. It gathered more than 150 stakeholders from along the entire innovation chain, including public authorities, patients and senior citizens' organisations, health professionals associations, industry and other organisations active in aged related issues, who exchanged views on the need for the Partnership, possible areas where the Partnership could have an impact, what it could achieve and how.

See also: More on the Pilot European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

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