Mobile Age project: Co-create…

Mobile Age project: Co-created personalised mobile access to public services for senior citizens - 1st Newsletter Issue now available!

Published on: 01/07/2016
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Mobile Age project (www.mobile-age.eu) is an EU co-funded project which started in February 2016 and will be running for 36 months. The consortium consists of 10 partners coming from well-known institutions, academia, organizations and NGO based in Belgium, Germany, Greece, Norway, Spain and United Kingdom.

Aiming to develop inclusive mobile access to public services using open government data, Mobile Age targets a group of citizens that is usually marginalised when it comes to technical innovations but which is rapidly growing in number and expectations: European senior citizens. Such digital mobile applications will be tested in four pilot sites in Europe (UK, Germany, Spain and Greece).

Mobile Age is based on the concept of co-creation. This means that older persons themselves will decide which services they want to access, which kind of applications they would like to use, and which requirements in terms of accessibility and mobility they opt for. This will allow citizens, in particular senior citizens, to become part of what we call open government.

The overarching goal of project is to produce digital mobile applications which can be used and scaled-up by local authorities throughout Europe. To do so, it will develop a technical innovative platform, the Open Senior Citizen Public Service Engagement Platform (OSCPSEP) to build the applications. Mobile Age partners will make sure that the platform can easily be re-used in other contexts and by other public authorities. Moreover, Mobile Age will issue a Best Practice Guide for Co-Creation of Open Public Services and publish policy briefings targeting European, national, regional and local public authorities. Mobile Age will also publish a framework for impact assessment and evaluation for co-creation approaches in the field of open public services for older persons.

The project has launched its first Newsletter issue on June 29th, 2016. In this first Newsletter Issue the readers have the opportunity to get informed about this newly launched EU Horizon 2020 project; read all the project news of these last months, the progress made, the workshops organised as well as have a look at the materials which have been created for the project' s dissemination. Also, other interesting news of related thematic areas and upcoming events are included in this issue.

For any further information, Mobile Age can be contacted at: info@mobile-age.eu

 

 

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