European projects

The research and development of new ways of offering care and optimizing the existing healthcare processes is a line in which the Ministry of Health and Social Policies invests effort.

It is increasingly important to respond to the possible challenges of demographic change and to ensure that the necessary framework is established to help Europe take advantage of the opportunities that the sector can offer. For this reason, the Ministry of Health and Social Policy of the Junta de Extremadura through SEPAD and FUNDESALUD participates in European projects and programs with entities and regions of other countries, developing joint work in the promotion of personal autonomy, intelligence artificial, reinforcing the presence and the human factor and researcher in Europe.

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The European Union is facing a rapid increase in the elderly population. The lack of effective caring solution results in having elders with physical and cognitive problems (pre-frail) to be moved to nursery homes too early. Too little is done to let them staying at home longer.

ICT recent developments opened new technological directions to face this challenge. However, to date, there is not a complete solution able to provide monitoring integrated with an activity center that provides activities and socialization promoting a healthy lifestyle helping the elder in managing his/her old age.



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NETWORK of healthcare information for the elderly and the ecosystem of well-being


SAINWEP aims to create a technological architecture that supposes an accelerator for the development of assistance tools focused on the well-being and health of the elderly, which may be useful for providers, health professionals and, ultimately, users as consumers and providers of information.

The project is guided by four main points in the sector of wearables devices focused on the health sector:

  • The aging of the world population
  • The impact of healthcare expenses, both care and treatment of chronic diseases.
  • The increase in the number of studies showing that wereable devices could be part of the solution.
  • The need for data interoperability.


Member of the NETWORK


CORAL is an European network of regions collaborating in the field of Ambient Assisted Living and Active and Healthy Ageing. Through a process of open innovation to solve the barriers implementing AAL and AHA solutions and services. CORAL focuses on ‘regional policies about Active and Healthy Ageing’ and ‘Ambient Assisted Living’.


Member of the NETWORK


This platform is a communication and information hub for all actors involved in Active and Healthy Ageing through Europe. It is the place to encourage partner engagement, promote news and events, meet and exchange ideas with peers, and look for potential partners on innovative projects.


Member of the COVENANT


The Covenant on Demographic Change gathers all local, regional and national authorities, and other stakeholders, that commit to cooperate and implement evidence-based solutions to support active and healthy ageing as a com- prehensive answer to Europe’s demographic challenge. It builds on the outcomes of the AFE-INNOVNET Thematic Network on innovation for age-friendly environments, and closely cooperates with existing initiatives such as the WHO Global Network on Age-Friendly Cities and Communities, the WHO-Europe Healthy City Network, and the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing.

The Covenant is established as an international non-for- pro t association under the Belgian Law and has been launched on 7 December 2015.


Member of the COST


Ageism is highly prevalent. There is unequivocal evidence concerning the negative consequences associated with ageism at the individual, familial, and societal levels. The long term goal of this Action is to challenge the practice of ageism and allow older people to realize their full potential. This will be achieved by enhancing scientific knowledge and attention to ageism, by bringing together and integrating the different disciplines of research, by developing national, multi-national and international collaborations and fostering a new generation of researchers.


Member of the COST


SHELD-ON aims to foster knowledge exchange and the development of a joint research agenda in terms of design and development of multifunctional indoor environments to meet the requirements of Europe's ageing population while promoting healthy and safe ageing.