Pharaon | The Cáritas Coimbra project that uses digital solutions for healthy and active ageing

Between January 20th and 24th, Cáritas Coimbra was in Pisa, Italy, to participate in the kick-off meeting of Pharaon – a project that aims to create more active and inclusive communities in Europe, favoring a healthier ageing with the support of digital solutions.

Cáritas Coimbra was represented by Carina Dantas and Sofia Ortet, from the Innovation Department, who will co-lead the Dissemination of the project with AGE Platform and implement the Portuguese pilot with the University of Coimbra (Mare), the University of Beira Interior, Santa Casa da Misericórdia da Amadora and Glintt, under the theme of smart cities. Carina Dantas is part of the Pharaon Coordination Group, being the Portuguese Pilot Coordinator and President of the project’s Ethics Committee.

Pharaon (Pilots for Healthy and Active Ageing) aims to develop integrated platforms that provide personalized and optimized healthcare, maintaining the dignity of older people and increasing their independence, safety and capabilities. To this end, it proposes to integrate digital services, devices and tools into open platforms that can be readily implemented.

The integrated platforms will be tested through a pre-validation stage and large-scale pilots (LSPs) located in six different territories: Murcia and Andalusia (Spain), Portugal (Coimbra and Amadora), The Netherlands, Slovenia and Italy. Each pilot will have a team of partners to ensure its correct development.

The Pharaon consortium includes 42 European entities. In the end, through the experience acquired with the project, the working group hopes to be in a position to make a significant contribution to the European Union’s agenda on active and healthy ageing, a major challenge in the different countries of the European Union.

Official press release at: Pharaon – Press Release


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