The project is an action to coordinate and support the European Commission for digital platforms supporting Active and Healthy Ageing.

Ageing presents one of the greatest socio-economic challenges of the 21st century. According to estimates more than 20% of Europeans will be 65 or older by 2025. Reacting to demographic shifts and ageing in general, and guaranteeing the availability of the required structure, the European Union has devoted a high level of resources to ICT projects in the field of Active and Healthy Ageing (AHA). As such a considerable number of open source platforms for the development of innovative solutions in the AHA domain have been created. intends to analyze and describe the ecosystem of existing open service platforms, for various user groups, promoting synergies between the respective networks and related projects in the AHA and IoT – Internet of Things domains. Through the creation of an online information hub, it proposes to assess the societal impact of existing platforms, create monitoring and evaluation toolkits, collect successful user stories and best practices, promote interoperability and define common guidelines for the large-scale uptake of these platforms.

The project is financed by the European Union’s H2020 programme and is being developed by a consortium made up of 12 entities – including Cáritas Coimbra.


Cáritas Diocesana de Coimbra will contribute to the work packages 2, 4, 5, and 6.

  • WP2 – Identify: Success factors and monitoring methodology
  • WP4 – Analyse: Platform evolution, uptake and socioeconomic benefits
  • WP5 – Involve: users, stakeholders, policy-makers
  • WP6 – Boost: Paltforms’ uptake and evolution

Cáritas de Coimbra will be coordinating the tasks T2.2 e T2.5:

  • T2.2 – Observe common and differentiating features and characteristics of existing platforms that can act as success or hinderance factors in their uptake.
  • T2.5 – Create an effective methodology for monitoring and evaluating the uptake and other success indicators of existing platforms


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Start date: 01/01/2020

End date: 28/02/2022

Total Budget: 1 447 421,25 €

Project Coordinator SYNYO GmbH (SYNYO)


  • CNR (ISTI)
  • Fraunhofer Institute Computer Graphics Research (FH-IGD)
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)
  • Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS)
  • Jožef Stefan Institute (JSI)
  • Afedemy, Academy on Age-Friendly Environments BV (AFE)
  • Cáritas Diocesana de Coimbra (CDC)
  • Linköping University (LIU)
  • Universitat de les Iles Balears (UIB)
  • Stitching Smart Homes (SMH)
  • Etablissementsa Lievens Lanckman (LL)




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Funding for this research is provided by EU Horizon 2020 Project ‘Assessing the State of the Art and Supporting an Evidence-Based Uptake and Evolution of Open Service Platforms in the Active and Healthy Ageing Domain’, Grant agreement no. 875452


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