Cáritas Coimbra participated in the 2nd Review Meeting of the Pharaon Project
On July 21st and 22nd 2021, took place online the second technical Review Meeting of the Pharaon project. This Review Meeting brought together the efforts of more than 40 partners, who presented the work performed on the first 18 months of the project to a panel of European Commission evaluators. This project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research programme.
During the two days of evaluation, Cáritas Coimbra presented the work developed in the implementation of the Portuguese large-scale pilot (coordinated jointly with Santa Casa da Misericórdia da Amadora), the communication and dissemination activities (co-led with Age Platform) and the Ethics tasks it leads.
The Pharaon – Pilots for Healthy and Active Ageing project aims to develop integrated platforms that allow a personalized and optimized health and social care service, maintaining the dignity of older people and increasing their independence, security, capabilities and stimulating their interest in nearby urban natural areas. In addition, it intends to foster its active participation in the preservation of the environment. To this end, it proposes to integrate services, devices and digital tools into open platforms that can be readily implemented.
The Pharaon ecosystem will be built on existing tools provided by partners, and customized and connected advanced platforms and technologies, through an integrated, user-centric approach aimed at facilitating the delivery of optimized and personalized healthcare, ensuring the dignity, autonomy, and safety of end-users. Pharaon’s integrated platforms will be validated in two stages: one for pre-validation of technology and one for the implementation of large-scale pilots (LSP), in six different locations in Europe: Murcia and Andalusia (Spain), Portugal, Holland, Slovenia and Italy.
The Pharaon consortium is composed of 41 European entities and the project received a total investment of EUR 21.5 million funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 857188.
Additional information about the Pharaon project can be found at: https://www.pharaon.eu/