News and Events

16-17 June 2022 – Transnational partners meeting in Rome

Uninettuno International Telematic University, project coordinator, hosted the meeting of ActivAge project partners at its headquarters in Rome. On this occasion, partners presented the video resources developed for the Knowledge Center. Moreover, they defined the characteristics of the online interface which, after a simple user profiling, will propose personalized paths aimed at maintaining the physical, cognitive and social functions of the elder person.

ActivAge Newsletter n.1 published

11 November 2021 - ActivAge on Radio RAI

“What defines good aging? Perhaps the key word is being “pro-active” in all situations in life. ActivAge is a European project that unites associations and academic research centers between Italy, Slovenia and France, and which exploits new technologies to create support tools, events and actions promoting an active lifestyle for over 65s.”

This is how the broadcast “Anziani… anzi no!” (Seniors … indeed no!) of Radio RAI Friuli Venezia Giulia introduced the ActivAge project. Ariella Cuk, President of Lunga Vita Attiva Association, Diego Centonze, scientific coordinator of the project and Rector of the Psychology Faculty at UNINETTUNO University, and Vesna Mikolic, Professor at Scientific Research Center ZRS Koper, were on air to present the aims and activities of the project.

Download the 11-11-2021 radio broadcast here.

27 September 2021 - Multiplier event in Lille, France

The Multiplier Event was organized by Université Catholique de Lille (UC LILLE) in collaboration with EHPAD NOTRE DAME in Lille with the purpose of involving a group of senior citizens in the activities of ActivAge project and collecting the input of target users in the development of the tools that could foster a pro-active approach to ageing.

Moderators facilitated a discussion about the following topics:

  • which features can help to age well?
  • what type of support should be provided by public and private institutions?
  • what is the role of that could be played by digital tools?

The role of the institutions, particularly at the local level, is considered crucial to create the conditions for a positive ageing experience: examples of this are the elimination of physical barriers on public transport, the promotion of more efficient services in the field of healthcare, the creation of “social environments” where seniors can meet and exercise or get involved in other activities.

30 June 2021 Multiplier Event in Koper, Slovenia
"How well will I age? Insights into the guidelines and opportunities for active and quality ageing"

The 2nd ActivAge multiplier event “How well will I age? Insights into the guidelines and opportunities for active and quality ageing” took place on Wednesday, 30 June 2021 at the Center for Daily Activities for Older People in Koper, Slovenia.

The event aimed at discussing how to maintain functional capacity and independence as long as possible. The event focused on three main areas of active and healthy ageing: cognitive activities, dietary habits, physical activity/inactivity. The event was conducted with the main objective of providing information on the above areas from the participants’ (older adults) perspective: What do they do? What do they eat? How much are they active? and What are they missing/what problems do they have? And on the opposite side – the providers of services for the elderly (representatives of centres, associations of pensioners) were asked to present some of their best practices and the main problems they have.

After discussing the problems, they were presented with the latest guidelines on cognitive health (activities useful for maintaining cognitive health), healthy eating, and exercise. The consequences of inactivity were highlighted and to get more information, an active break was taken where first-hand tips were given on how to successfully break prolonged inactivity/sitting.

The final part was to discuss the use of ICT by the elderly population. An active discussion on what are the positive sides of ICT, where are still problems in using it, and how to approach knowledge acquisition.

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This lively and open exchange contributed to answering the question “What can we use and what do we still need?” from the two sides: older adults and centers/associations (providers) that can actively move towards in supporting older adults to stay active.

1 June 2021 Multiplier Event in Trieste, Italy
"The art of ageing well"

The first ActivAge Multiplier Event took place in the Bruno Bianchi swimming pool in Trieste (Italy) on the 1st of June 2021. The event was organized by Lunga Vita Attiva in collaboration with FinPlus Trieste and took place outdoors, in compliance with anti-Covid-19 health and hygiene regulations.

The aim of the event was to explore The Art of Ageing Well: citizens over 60, representatives of local authorities, the University of the Third Age and cultural and sports associations that promote the value of an active lifestyle were invited.

The numerous participants effectively contributed with their ideas and first-hand experience to the lively discussion that was organised around three main questions:

  1. What factors contribute to ageing well?
  2. Which public interventions could support a positive ageing of the population?
  3. How much does the “digital divide” affect ageing?

The results will contribute to the construction of the personalized Online Recommendation Tool” which will offer advice aimed at active and healthy ageing, and to the ActivAge Digital Knowledge Center

7, 14 January 2021 - ActivAge Kick off Meeting

On 7 and 14 January 2021 the consortium got together online for the first joint meeting. The team is coordinated by Uninettuno International Telematic University (Italy). Other partners are Université Catholique de Lille (France),  Maribor University (Slovenia), Science and Research Centre Koper (Slovenia), Fin Plus TRIESTE  (Italy), and Lunga Vita Attiva (Italy).

Partners discussed the methodology, action plan, work schedule and allocation of tasks. The first activtiy to be started is the research “Best Practices for Active Ageing”, coordinated by Université Catholique de Lille, wich will provide a sound foundation for all further steps of the project.