Interim evaluation of the active & assisted living programme
The Interim Evaluation of the Active and Assisted Living Programme (AAL Programme) was undertaken by an Expert Panel appointed by the European Commission, DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under the chairmanship of Mr Petri Uusikylä. The Interim Evaluation addresses the first three years of the Programme, from 2014-2016. In line with the Panel’s mandate, it assesses the Programme in terms of five key aspects: - continued relevance and appropriateness as an Article 185 initiative; - added value at European and national level; - effectiveness in meeting its objectives; -... efficiency of implementation; and - coherence with other EU initiatives and policies. In addition, specific consideration has been given to: the situation regarding national funding commitments; the boundary conditions for continuing European involvement in the Programme; and future options and models for European activity in this area post-2020. The Panel used as inputs: reports and statistical information about the AAL Programme; background documents, publicity material and case studies on active ageing and ICT; plus over 40 interviews with a variety of stakeholders both within the programme and outside. The Panel also took note of the Final Evaluation report of the predecessor programme (‘AAL1’) chaired by former European Commissioner Philippe Busquin.