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CASA Regions for Smart Living

Fabian Dominguez CASA Lead Partner 7th October 2014


CASA • CASA (Consortium for Assistive Solutions Adoption) is funded under the 4th call of the INTERREG IVC programme, approved in January 2012 (end Dec. 2014): www.casa-europe.eu • INTERREG IVC Programme is part of the European Territorial Cooperation

Objective of the Structural Fund policies 2007-2013 • Overall objective of the INTERREG IVC Programme is to improve the effectiveness of regional policies and instruments financing interregional

projects to build on the exchange of experiences among partners • Regional initiative project under Priority 1: “Innovation and the knowledge economy”, sub-theme: “the information society”


CASA • The CASA partners are intending to work under the umbrella of the CORAL forum (Community Of Regions for Ambient Assisted Living): ¾ currently an informal community group with the aim to feed back good practices from the study visits

¾ exchange of experiences to influence future Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) policies at European level ¾ www.coral-europe.eu


CASA 1. Context • Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) is a complex field across Europe - More structured approach to accelerate the uptake and roll-out new technologies

- In parallel to development and review of policies • 14 participating regions joined forces to find solutions and allow best practices sharing in the field of AAL


14 partners:

CASA 2. Partners

Government of Flanders – Lead Partner (BE)

Province of Noord-Brabant (NL)

Kent County Council (UK)

South East Technologies Alliance (UK)

Veneto Region (IT)

Friuli-Venezia Giulia (IT)

Scotland (UK)

Southern Denmark (DK)

Region Wielkopolska (PL)

Catalonia (ES)

Timis County (RO)

Andalucia (ES)

East-Sweden (SE)

Region Halland (SE)


CASA 3.

CASA: what?

• Respond to increasing pressure on health and social care resulting from demographic change and an ageing population • Use of new technologies:

- Improve the comfort of citizens in managing their conditions - Reduce the economic and social burden on governmental care budget • Attempt for implementation policies moving away from traditional mono-

domain policy to work horizontally along the supply chain and across different departments and ministries


CASA 4. CASA: deliverables • Events and seminars to provide opportunities for demonstrating and sharing Best Practice Guide

good practices amongst the partnership: 10 study visits 13 local dissemination events

speaker @ conferences (e.g. Open Days) 2 Knowledge Transfer Conferences Transfer Task Force

28 staff secondments

regional SWOT analysis

regional implementation plans

final ministerial conference in Brussel


CASA a. Study visits (2 days): • Noord-Brabant: 'Social interaction’ – (following AAL forum in Eindhoven) • Cataluñia: ‘Healthy lifestyle and rehabilitation ICT’ • Kent: ‘Monitoring, safety and self management’

• Wielkopolska: ‘Informal care’ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmCN3MT_qT0) • South Denmark: ‘Telemedecine evaluation model’

• Andalucia: ‘Large scale deployment’ • Veneto: ‘Chronic diseases' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOv2V91xm5M)


CASA • Flanders: ‘Mobility and liveability/integrated regional policy business and knowledge development’ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v7aD_jynLQ) • Scotland: ‘Telehealth and Telecare’ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQER0aW2UzU) • Sweden: ‘User driven innovation through public/private partnership’


CASA b. Communication • 1 joint web site • E-newsletters

• Press releases • Speaking opportunities nities and CASA stand and d at at 15 15 conferences confe ences related to Ambient Assisted Living: AAL forum (Eindhoven, Bucharest,…); (Eindh ven, Bucharest, …); EIP AHA; Open Days;

DAA final conference,… • 1 final conference in Brussels


CASA c. Local Dissemination Events • At least 1 per partner • Meant to inform local stakeholders in own region on CASA activities • Participants: quadruple helix


CASA d. Secondments • “mini study visit” – tailor-made to specific requests of experts from partner regions

¾ To Flanders • Wielkopolska: 24th – 27th March 2014 – 4 experts • Kent County Council: 7th – 9th May 2014 – 9 experts

• Scotland: 12th – 14th May 2014 – 2 experts • Cataluña: 28th – 29th October 2014 – 8 experts


Thank you Fabian Dominguez Social Affairs and Public Health attachĂŠ

Permanent Representation of Belgium to the European Union

P.A.: Ministry of Welfare, Public Health and Family Affairs Staff of the Secretary-General

Koning Albert II-laan 35, bus 30 BE-1030 Brussels Fabian.dominguez@wvg.vlaanderen.be

CASA project  

Innovage workshop: Creating unity out of diversity: sustaining lessons learnt in active ageing (Brussels, Belgium, 7th November 2014)

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