The European project CASA (Consortium for Assistive Solutions Adoption) is funded under the IV Call of Proposal of the INTERREG IVC programme, whose overall objective is to improve the effectiveness of regional policies and tools financing interregional projects to support the exchange of experiences among partners who are working for the development of their local and regional policies.
The CASA partnership respond to regions and governmental pressure faced with an unsustainable situation with an increasing pressure on health and social care resulting from demographic change and ageing.
All 14 participating regions joined forces to find solutions and allow best practices sharing in the field of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL). Recognizing that AAL is a complex field across Europe that requires a more structure approach to accelerate the uptake and roll-out of new technologies in parallel to the development and review of policies. New technologies will offer the opportunity to improve the comfort of citizens in managing their conditions but also to reduce the economic and social burden on governmental care budget.
The CASA partners are working in close connection with the CORAL forum (Community Of Regions for Ambient Assisted Living), currently an informal community group as regions felt the need to interact on the topic of policy development for the acceleration of innovation uptakes in the AAL field. The aim is to feed back good practices from the study visits and exchange of experiences to influence future AAL policies at European level.
The project lasts three years (2012-2014) and it develops in three main activities:
- the administrative and financial coordination;
- the entirety of the technical and analytical activities in support of the organisation of the project events;
- the communication strategy.