This conference, taking place on 25 November in Brussels, is the annual event of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP-AHA). The main aim of this year’s event is to show evidence and opportunities on two key issues, namely, how the current commitments and targets of EIP AHA can contribute to social and economic growth and jobs, and, how to scale up innovation within the care systems in response to the demographic challenge.

A major input to this high level debate will be the evidence collected from the Reference Sites and the first outcomes of the EIP-AHA where six large scale actions have been launched last year in November.

500+ participants are expected who will include national and regional authorities, health and social care professionals, industry, insurers and NGOs. The conference is by invitation.

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The CARER+ consortium finished its research for its Carer+ Digital Competence Framework. The purpose of a competence framework is to give a clear, systematic picture of what knowledge, skills and attitudes will make a person competent in certain area of work or study. The CARER+ Digital Competence Framework will provide care workers and caregivers with a reference tool that will help them assess their digital competence and plan their further development in an organised and outcome-oriented way. Using the framework, the caregiver will be able to tell what knowledge and skills he/she currently possesses, on what levels of mastery, and where best to aim further learning. Schools, teachers and trainer can make good use of the framework as well by structuring and facilitating their courses’ plans and objectives. It can also help employers to plan their staff’s professional development.

The Executive Summary of the publication is available now.