Ageing is one of the major challenges Europe is facing in the coming decades and it’s crucial that we think about innovative solutions and new approaches to solving the challenges. The Design-led Innovations for Active Ageing project consists of a network of cities that drastically need to find economic and innovative yet sustainable solutions for senior care. Each participating city brings forth a best practice in the field of senior care and a need for a change of policy in that area. The project’s starting point is a shared European challenge: Demographic ageing is identified by the EU2020 Strategy as one of the main long-term challenges that Europe is facing post-crisis.
Rather than “design as styling” added on towards the end of the innovation process, both the user and systems view are in the focus from the beginning of the innovation process.
The DAA project is funded by the EU’s European Regional Development Fund through the INTERREG IVC programme.