SOCIALCARE partners meeting in Seville

Seville, Spain, 04. January 2017

SOCIALCARE consortium project partners met from 20 to 21 December in Seville to evaluate achievements of the past year 2016 as well to plan activities for the year 2017, in which the end-user pilots of the platform will take place.

On the first meeting day, technical partners presented their working prototypes and discussed the planning for upcoming releases and features and the end-user pilots. The day concluded with a discussion on practical technical issues which should be tackled in the coming weeks.

A picture by Eerste Verdieping 

The second day was spent on topics such as dissemination, ethical and data protection issues and evaluation measurements. These are domains where Johanniter Austria and the JOIN Office are playing a crucial role within the project. We presented achievements on these points and highlighted expected work to be done in upcoming months. Exploitation and business model where also discussed; following a successful first AAL business modelling workshop in October 2016 in Brussels, it was decided to organise a second workshop in March 2017. Some partners are already exploring the possibilities of joint exploitation.

Many thanks and compliments to our hosting Spanish partner ISOIN. All in all, this inspiring two-day meeting showed that again many steps have been taken to get all partners closer to our jointly goal: a social network for citizen empowerment and care support in local communities.