2nd Mobile Age press release

Unleashing the Potential of Open Data for Age-Friendly Cities

05/11/2018

During the project’s final conference on 10 October, the Mobile Age lessons learned and tools were presented. Focusing on co-creating with citizens, Mobile Age showed how to make our neighborhoods better places to be active, carry a meaningful social life, and age healthily. Open data play a great role for this, linking up different services and providing citizens with personalized information.

To share Mobile Age experience with other interested local authorities, the open source tools the project has developed were introduced to a wide audience of researchers, seniors and public authorities: an app development platform and an interactive guidebook to help plan, implement and evaluate co-creation activities with older persons. The final versions of these tools will be presented during the European Commission’s ICT2018 conference which will take place on 5 December, in Vienna (Austria).

Key policy recommendations were then discussed with representatives of the European Commission, the Committee of the Regions, and local public authorities. “Digital education should be given much greater priority and local governments have a role to play”, underlined Kieran McCarthy, Member of the European Committee of the Regions and of the Cork City Council (Ireland). Actions can be undertaken by all stakeholders to support the co-creation of inclusive open digital services.

The full version of the press release is available at: https://www.mobile-age.eu/images/press_release/pdf/Press_Release_Mobile… 

Presentations displayed at the conference, alongside with the video testimonials and policy briefings are available on the project website: https://www.mobile-age.eu/ 

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