In-depth case studies : active and assisted living programme (EU) : case study report - Study
Through the AAL Programme, some EU Member States and other economies co-finance initiatives for the development of ICT-based solutions. The objectives are to address the pressing ageing demographic challenge by ensuring active and healthy ageing, while supporting the development of European digital industries. In other words, the AAL Programme targets systemic transformation. The main challenges that it faces are nevertheless the lack of a common vision for a European ageing demographic policy and the wide diversity of national health and eldercare systems. Despite appropriate instruments for... the development and commercialisation of ICT-based solutions likely to contribute to the achievement of the set objectives, these innovations can hardly scale from one country to another. In consequence, the European added value of this initiative is to stimulate transnational knowledge flows and international learning which will, in turn, contribute to national initiatives targeting health and ageing missions.