On 21-22 March 2013 a high level event on Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI) is taking place in Berlin, Germany. The program of the event as well as the instructions for registration can be found on the Berlin event website
. Participation to the event is open and free of charge.
This high-level event will offer an opportunity to hear first-hand from the European Commission and Member States how they are supporting the implementation of PCP and PPI. In other words, how public purchasers (and private procurers) are enabled to buy better and/or cheaper products and services while at the same time boosting innovation.
From a European perspective, European Commission services will present 2013 CIP and FP7 calls for proposals as well as future financial instruments
(Horizon 2020, CEF, Structural funds 2014-2020) to support the demand for innovation and innovative procurement. Public procurers and other stakeholders interested to network or share/present experiences in preparation of future EU calls for PCP and PPI projects can contact the EU officials on the event program to actively participate in the breakout session 7 on public buyers networks for future applications to EU calls on PCP and PPI. Contact in particular firstname.lastname@example.org
for the CIP-ICT-PSP-2013 calls supporting PPI pilots (in ICT fo! r health and ageing well
) and the FP7-ICT-2013-11 call supporting PCP projects (in e-learning and digital preservation
Die Bevölkerung wird zwar älter und dadurch entstehen neue Arbeitsmöglichkeiten im Bereich Pflege, altersgerechtes Wohnen und mehr. Doch die Kehrseite der Medaille ist, dass es auch erwartet wird, dass die Menschen länger arbeiten.
Mehr hierzu in dem Zeit-Artikel, « Mit 67 soll längst nicht Schluss sein ».
Trad: The population is getting older and older and new job opportunities are increasing in (health)care, ambient assisted living, age-appropriate accommodations and more. But the downside is that it is also expected that people are working longer.
More information about the full article « At 67 is far from being the end » in German.
The European Health Insurance Card is being used in epSOS, a pilot project co-financed by the European Commission, which aims at developing cross-border eHealth services to improve the quality and safety of healthcare for citizens travelling to another European country.
The project consists in developing an eHealth framework and ICT infrastructure that enable secure access to patient health information among different European healthcare systems. This includes making patients’ medical records (Patient summary) available electronically and using cross-border electronic prescriptions (ePrescription). The European Health Insurance Card is being tested in the project as one of the tools for identifying patients. It allows holders to provide health professionals with the identification data they need to access the patient’s electronic medical record or prescriptions when seeking healthcare in participating epSOS pilot countries – whether as tourists, business travellers, commuters or exchange students, for example. (…) »
Europe is also funding project such as CompAAL
that aims to develop qualification profiles for jobs in Ambient-Assisted Living or AAL. AAL specialist skills are needed in many professions, in which the job requirements have changed under these fast-evolving technologies. New skills profiles have to be set-up for professionals from various backgrounds, for example architects building AAL compatible homes, staff of ambulatory home care, and most of all IT specialists in order to enable them to design AAL systems and interfaces, to manage interoperability, as well as to create, manage and moderate social networks.