Archive: 'Jun 2020' :

AAL Call 2020 is part of the Active & Assisted Living Programme (AAL Programme) that was approved in May 2014 by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. As part of the work programme, the AAL Programme has launched a new Call for Proposals in February 2020: “Healthy Ageing with the Support of […]

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COVID-19 has exacerbated many of the existing, underlying problems of healthcare systems. At the same time, it has highlighted the devastating impact that serious public health threats can have on both the health and wellbeing of our citizens as well as on our economies. The current crisis has clearly demonstrated how healthy populations and economic […]

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Today, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published guidance to Member States for the development of COVID-19 surveillance in long-term care facilities. This follows high-level exchanges between Vice-President Dubravka Šuica, Commissioners Stella Kyriakides, Nicolas Schmit and Helena Dalli and representatives of social service providers and users on their particularly challenging situation. Persons aged 65 years and above, especially […]

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On 20 May 2020 the European Commission organised a webinar focusing on the role of Digital Innovation Hubs and Reference Sites (EIP on AHA) in the Digital transformation of Health and Care in the EU. This webinar was organised with a triple aim: it was an opportunity for the European Commission to present its plans […]

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Today, the Commission and the High Representative are assessing their steps to fight disinformation around the coronavirus pandemic and are proposing a way forward. This follows the tasking by European leaders in March 2020 to resolutely counter disinformation and reinforce resilience of European societies. The coronavirus pandemic has been accompanied by a massive wave of […]

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How and to what extent can Artificial Intelligence and High Performance Computing help in the fight against Covid-19? In the hunt for answers, European scientists are combining algorithms, biochemistry and molecular screenings as part of a research project that’s seeking to identify potentially new molecules that could be used for drugs against the coronavirus. Read […]

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Member States, with the support of the Commission, have published guidelines to ensure interoperability between mobile tracing and warning apps across EU. These are common principles to ensure tracing apps can communicate with each other when required, so citizens only have to use one app to report a positive test or to receive an alert, […]

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On 20 May 2020 the European Commission organised a webinar focusing on the role of Digital Innovation Hubs and Reference Sites (EIP on AHA) in the Digital transformation of Health and Care in the EU. This webinar was organised with a triple aim: it was an opportunity for the European Commission to present its plans […]

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Today, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published guidance to Member States for the development of COVID-19 surveillance in long-term care facilities. This follows high-level exchanges between Vice-President Dubravka Šuica, Commissioners Stella Kyriakides, Nicolas Schmit and Helena Dalli and representatives of social service providers and users on their particularly challenging situation. Persons aged 65 years and above, especially […]

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