NET4Age-Friendly Kicks Off

NET4Age-Friendly Kicks Off

The first MC meeting of the NET4Age-Friendly COST Action was held on the 21 and 22 October 2020 and the key positions of the project elected.

This COST Action initiated with official participants from 38 countries and a network of 213 stakeholders, will be coordinated by Carina Dantas (SHINE 2Europe) that was elected Action Chair and Willeke van Staalduinen (AFEdemy), that was elected Vice-Chair.

Maddalena Illario is now the Science Communication Manager and AFEdemy was designated the Grant Holder Institution.

The main approach of NET4Age-Friendly will be to establish new local, regional ecosystems or to promote the growth of existing ones in each European country involved, working in health and well-being towards an age-friendly digital world and it was created from the principles of SHAFE – European Stakeholders Network on Smart, Healthy Age-Friendly Environments. The coronavirus pandemic imposed the need to hold this kick-off meeting online. The 67 participants had the opportunity to discuss multiple topics of NET4Age-Friendly in the course of the two days, all of this happening in different virtual rooms. The sessions led to a joint decision on future tasks, budget for the first period of the project, as well as choosing the leaders for each working group and reference figures of the action.