Information gaps on needs and demands on the side of end-users still hinder the implementation and usage of existing technologies and appropriate environments. Findings are needed to learn how adults can be best approached, trained and advised on aspects of smart healthy age-friendly environments.
The project just released national reports which summarize the research results in six countries: France, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Portugal and the Netherlands.
Besides an overview on the national context, it describes existing SHAFE products and services as well as their target groups, gaps between their availability and usage, existing implementation support offers and their funding, and examples of good practice for the application and implementation of user-centred services and products in the realms of SMART, BUILT and HEALTHY. With special regards to facilitators who want to start their own company, the BUSINESS chapter informs about SHAFE areas which are appropriate for this intention, main regulation, support offers and stakeholders for starting a business, available training concepts and examples of good training practice. Based on this information, conclusions are drawn on appropriate strategies regarding the training and support of the target groups.
Together with the reports of the other Hands-on SHAFE partner countries, the national reports will be used to elaborate a European synthesis report and a European compendium on SHAFE. Further, a European factsheet will be provided to interested stakeholders, containing information in a reader-friendly and low-threshold style and serving for further dissemination activities.
Links to the national reports: