The AAL Association needs independent experts for the AAL Programme, the renewed € 700 million applied research and innovation programme in the field of ICT-based solutions for ageing well jointly undertaken by several Member States with the participation of the Union. The call for interest is launched now and will remain open until 2020. As well as attracting the best specialists of business in the field of ICT for ageing well, the AAL Association wants to boost the number of experts in the area of end-users integration in the context of AAL.  

Apart from evaluating proposals for funding, experts are needed for reviewing funded AAL projects. A broad range of fields are covered including ICT technology, social innovation, business and more, as set out in full in the published call. The objective is to ensure that AAL grants are awarded only to the best-applied research and innovation proposals, based on a rigorous peer-review process.   Interested candidates are invited to send their application (Europass CV with a specific section on AAL expertise + one-page motivation) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The call will remain open for the entire duration of the AAL Programme (2014-2020). The applicants will be contacted according to the needs of the proposed expertise. Please do not hesitate to send us any updates to your applications. Experts who collaborated with the AAL Association under the AAL Programme (AAL Programme, 2007-13) are already in the AAL Programme experts database.   For any information or support you may address your queries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Details at:

http://www.aal-europe.eu/get-involved/register-as-expert/ 

 

We welcome you to join us for the CHOICE Final Event that will take place on the 19th October 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal. This event will take place one day before the ICT 2015 event (Click here to know more details about this event), involving the high participation of the European Commission's policies and initiatives with regard to R&I in ICT.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 15:59

TACCLE2

A key output of the first TACCLE project (www.taccle.eu) was a handbook for teachers wanting to introduce e-learning into their practice. There was also a series of training events for teachers based on the handbook. Both the handbook and the courses were rated highly by teachers but feedback from readers and from course participants was that there were still ‘gaps’ that needed to be filled.

Saturday, 14 February 2015 11:45

#Uptake_ICT2life-cycle

The strategic partnership will promote actions, at a national and international scale with the purpose of building contents, digital instruments and analyzing the impact of ICT in a global world. It will pay special attention to learners that have never used the Internet and with disadvantaged backgrounds. It aims to help people facing the process of civilizational change (social, political, economic, and cultural) and, consequently, to shape the needs of future generations.

Be it because they lack the knowledge or because they lack motivation or opportunity, older people are traditionally excluded from Information & Communication Technologies (ICT). So a partnership was created to encourage senior citizens motivation and knowledge about ICT, thus helping to overcome the exclusion of elder people in the field. The project made use of non formal education and innovative methods, to address older people’s learning needs.

A major characteristic of European societies might be seen in the rapidly growing differentiation of educational pathways, opportunities and biographies. This increase in complexity from learners requires great effort into initiative taking, creativity, problem solving, risk assessment and decision taking. Through the past years various structures have been developed in order to support students in mastering educational transition. However they have been often formulated in an institutional perspective, counting out learners' experience and creativity skills as well as new opportunities of technology enhanced learning.