Towards a New Ageing Vision: The Contribution of ICT Industry and Businesses

Brussels, 6 October 2009

AGE together with the European Commission, DG Information Society and Media and the support of the Mr Lambert Van Nistelrooij Member of the European Parliament organised the workshop: “Towards a New Ageing Vision: The Contribution of ICT Industry and Businesses” 

 We live in a world of technology communications, products and services, a world where our work, quality of life, health, and environment are all being transformed by technology. With progressive ageing of the European and worldwide population a new strategic thinking is required in business and beyond. Tackling the needs of an older population means new ways of thinking, social innovation and taking a holistic approach to ageing: at work, at home and in the community. 

The aim of the workshop was to identify how ICT Industry and businesses are or will be creating a new ageing vision within their own companies, with their products and services. A reaction from the floor especially from older people is foreseen. The workshop was also an opportunity for stakeholders to meet and to gather ideas, common visions, guidelines or milestones in the coming years as a basis for a post i2010 Ageing strategy. 

For more information, please contact:  Ilenia Gheno

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