CASA: Consortium for Assistive Solutions Adoption

The European Interreg IVC project CASA is about the development of regional policy and exchange of knowledge around the up scaling of innovative ICT and services for independent living. Demographic changes make it necessary to organise the care and housing of senior citizens and chronically ill in a smarter way including the use of ICT. This also gives opportunities for innovative companies to develop new tools and services. CASA is part of the Community of Regions for Assisted Living (CORAL) in which a few dozen European regional governments collaborate. With the CORAL network they build a sustainable connection between their innovation clusters in the field of Ambient Assisted Living and Active & Healthy Ageing.

In the CASA project 14 participating organisations from 13 European regions interact on the topic of policy development to give a boost to the implementation of AAL solutions. We do that among others by study visits, exchange of good practices, secondments and a final conference in the period 2012-2014.

The study visits in the participating regions will be about themes like: monitoring, safety and self management, social interaction, chronic diseases, healthy lifestyle and rehabilitation, informal care, telemedicine evaluation model, mobility and liveability integrated regional policy, business and knowledge development, user driven innovation through public private partnership and large scale deployment.

Participating regions are Flanders (Belgium) as Lead Partner, Noord-Brabant (the Netherlands), Kent County and Scotland (United Kingdom), Veneto Region and Friuli-Venezia Giulia (Italy), Southern Denmark, Wielkopolska (Poland), Catalonia and Andalucia (Spain), Timis County (Romania), East-Sweden and the Region Halland (Sweden).