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  • Islands of opportunity – FIFTY FOUR DEGREES

    Islands of opportunity – FIFTY FOUR DEGREE

    It’s a paradox of modern times. The easier communication has become, the more quickly isolation and loneliness has spread, particularly among older adults. Is there a high-tech way to create new joined-up communities? Maybe, says Niall Hayes, but only by getting the low-tech right first.

    We know we have an ageing population, and we know what problems this brings, particularly in a society that’s increasingly mobile and less attached to a community and more traditional social activities. According to Age UK, 3.9 million older adults see the TV as their best form of company. It’s bad for mental health - and also physical health, with a recent research study claiming loneliness increases risk of death by 26%, equivalent to smoking and obesity.

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  • The Mobile Age was featured on Heraldo

    The Mobile Age project was featured on Heraldo with the title “Zaragoza hosted the German and Greek partners of the European project Mobile Age”.

    The article is in Spanish and you can find it originally here

  • New study on eGovernment services | Europe is improving in cross–border availability of services

    New study on eGovernment services

    The latest eGovernment benchmark report shows significant improvement on cross-border availability of digital public services and accessibility of public websites from mobile devices in EU Member states. The study also indicates a need for improvement in transparency of public services delivery and use of supporting technology like eIDs or eDocuments.

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  • The European Parliament publishes new briefing on the role of eGovernment in deepening the single market

    The European Parliamentary Research Service recently published a briefing on the role of eGovernment in deepening the Single Market.

    This briefing maps the current situation in terms of eGovernment deployment throughout Europe and lists the existing policy responses.

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  • EU ministers sign the Tallinn Declaration of eGovernment

    All the European Union Member States and EFTA countries signed the 'eGovernement Declaration' in Tallinn on 6 October 2017. The declaration was signed during the Ministerial Meeting which took place in the framework of the eGovernement Ministerial Conference.

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  • New EU publication on eGovernment for local and regional administrations

    Local and regional administrations have an important role both in modernising administrations and services in areas of importance for society, and in taking responsibility for directly providing their citizens with services shaped to meet expectations in an increasingly digitalised world.

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  • Exploring the district

    Exploring the district

    By Silja Weisser, 10. July 2017, Stadtteil Kurier Südost

    Hemelingen/Hastedt. Exploring the district with all its facets - this is the aim of the Mobile-Age project's exploration walks. In order to create a digital guide for senior citizens, fellow citizens are called upon to search together for information such as: Where are the nearest shopping and recreational facilities? How is the state of the roads? Are they accessible? And are there benches to linger on?

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  • Tablet groups for older adults in Hemelingen

    Tablet groups for older adults in Hemelingen

    On the 30th of August we took another walk for the Mobileage project in Hemelingen. In order to generate data, we walked through the “Schlengpark” and the neighbouring residential areas together with seven elderly citizens from Hemelingen.

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