After two years of dedicated work, the SEED project—‘Supporting the recognition of the Silver Economy in Europe in the Digital era’—has met its objectives and is wrapping up its activities. The project, which was launched in October 2016 with funding from Horizon2020, established an awards scheme committed to promoting and rewarding digital innovation that improves the quality of life of older persons throughout Europe: the Silver Economy Awards.
During the Committees plenaries in Novi Sad (RS), AER members got a chance to discuss the achievements of SEED and the first successful edition of the Silver Economy Awards. With categories dedicated to public authorities, non-for-profit organisations, and for-profit organisations, the 2018 Silver Economy Awards attracted 95 applications from 22 countries. Awards went out to a digital platform for testing telemedicine pilot projects, a project that produces smartphone interfaces tailored to the needs of elderly users, and an integrated set of tools that effortlessly connect elderly patients with their caretakers and loved ones.
At the same time, representatives of the SEED consortium were at the AAL Forum and the Bizkaia Silver Week in Bilbao (ES), aiming to ensure a bright future for the Awards. A special handover ceremony was held on 26th September on the occasion of the Covenant’s General Assembly, in order to officially pass on the responsibility for the Silver Economy Awards to the Covenant on Demographic Change. From now on, the Covenant will take charge of future iterations of the Awards, incorporating them into their mission to spark a European Silver Economy Movement. You can find the press release about the handover below.
If you want to learn more about the next editions of the Silver Economy Awards and keep up to date on all the latest developments in the Silver Economy, flip through the brochure below and take a look at the Awards scheme’s new and improved website.
AER would like to thank our SEED partners for a rewarding collaboration and extend our gratitude to all of our members who took interest in the project and brought it into the work of the AER Committees. We could not be more pleased with the sustainable outcomes of the project and the strides being made toward a more age-friendly Europe.
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