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.
In the second Newsletter Issue of our project, you will have the opportunity to read our latest news. Have a look at how Mobile Age reached out for awareness and joined forces with other similar EU projects, see how the press has welcomed Mobile Age but also have the chance to “travel” to various pilot sites that hosted workshops for the senior citizen groups.
You can read the current Newsletter Issue at:
For any further information, Mobile Age can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org