November 12, 2020
The EU COST Project titled International Interdisciplinary Network on Smart Healthy Age-friendly Environments, informally Net4Age, has officially started.
The University of Szeged is partnered with the institutions of 38 countries, working together under the leadership of the Portuguese non-profit organization, Caritas Diocesana de Coimbra. Multiple Hungarian organizations are taking part in the project, such as the Andrássy University’s Chair of Economic Policy, and the Association for Women's Career Development in Hungary. Among the SZTE participants are the Faculty of Law, the Department of Labor and Social Law, the Institute of Psychology, and The Institute of Informatics, all working together on different aspects of the project to support the creation and implementation of “SHAFEs” – Smart, Healthy, and Age-Friendly Environments.
Dr. Zoltán Alexin (Department of Software Engineering), is working on the project as the leader of Working Group 2, "Integrated health and wellbeing pathways".
The project’s general goal is to create guidelines for services and technologies that create or improve spaces for the elderly and non-able bodied people, both online and in their physical environment. Among the project’s aims are to create an information portal, collect age-specific services, increase the reach-out of elderly people by using conventional media (library, newspapers, events, educational programs, etc.), bridge the inter-generational gap by organizing inter-generational conferences and events, determine the main building blocks of eCare and eHealth systems, review accessibility standards in the electronic and physical environment, and much more.
For further information about the action, visit the organizer's website.