The PROGRESSIVE project held a well-attended stakeholder workshop in Brussels on 19 October 2017, bringing together policy makers in Active and Healthy Ageing (AHA), Older People’s Representatives, European and International Standardisation Organisations and Technical Bodies, providers of AHA-related ICT products and services, and representatives of current and recent Research & Innovation projects relevant to ICT for AHA standardisation. The important debate that took place is supportive of key European agendas concerned,…

The PROGRESSIVE project organised a workshop at the AAL Forum in Coimbra, Portugal, last October. Facilitated by project partners Malcolm Fisk (De Montfort University), Diane Whitehouse (EHTEL) and Estelle Huchet (AGE Platform Europe), this workshop was an ideal opportunity to raise the profile of the PROGRESSIVE project to over 700 participants from all parts of the European Union. The AAL Forum is the premier annual European event for showcasing technologies for…

The PROGRESSIVE participatory approach relies on a network of stakeholders that are regularly consulted as the project moves forward. Here is your chance to join the PROGRESSIVE community! Convinced of the opportunities offered by standardisation to shift the lines of age-friendliness in our societies, the PROGRESSIVE project intends to increase the engagement of societal stakeholders in standardisation, especially the 50+ and their representatives, in order to change the mindset in which standards…

In standardisation, inclusiveness – that is, the participation of a wide range of stakeholders – is considered important in order to improve the quality of standards and legitimise the outcome of the standardisation process. PROGRESSIVE is drafting a guide for the involvement of users in standardisation to support standardisers in their efforts towards more inclusive standard development processes. Users of products and services are a recognised stakeholder group in the European standardisation…

Standards are for the future, not for the past. This means, as we enter 2018, there is an imperative for us to think, very carefully, about the way we shape those standards – for our benefit and for the benefit of the generations to come. This is not an easy task. But in the PROGRESSIVE Project we are meeting this challenge with our focus on ‘Information and Communications Technologies’ (ICT) and…

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