CASA - regions for smart living
The European Interreg IVC project CASA (www.casa-europe.eu) is about the development of regional policy and exchange of knowledge around the up scaling of innovative ICT and services for independent living. Demographic changes make it necessary to organise the care and housing of senior citizens and chronically ill in a smarter way including the use of ICT. This also creates opportunities for innovative companies to develop new tools and services.
In the CASA project 14 participating organisations from 13 European regions interact on the topic of policy development to give a boost to the implementation of AAL solutions. This is done by organizing study visits, exchange of good practices, secondments, etc. The final conference is planned on the 7th October 2014 (Brussels), together with another Interreg IVC-project, INNOVAge.
This video is a short compilation of some of the study visits that took place throughout the project and gives a good idea on the importance of knowledge exchange and cooperation:
- Scotland: "E-Health"
- Veneto Region and Friuli-Venezia Giulia: "Chronic Diseases Management"
- East-Sweden and West-Sweden (Region Halland): "Innovation Policy and Innovation Support"
- Flanders (Dept. of Welfare, Public Health and Family): "Mobility and Livability – Integrated Regional Policy, Business and Knowledge Development"
CASA is part of the Community of Regions for Assisted Living (Coral) in which a few dozen European regional governments collaborate. With the Coral network they build a sustainable connection between their innovation clusters in the field of Ambient Assisted Living and Active & Healthy Ageing.