e-Trikala S.A. participates in national and European projects!
A network for the rapid and sustainable adoption of ICT in local regions
The Digital City (DC) is a municipal area environment where a number of IST-based applications, focused on the special needs of this area, are installed aiming at:
i) the improvement of everyday life by simplifying public transactions, reducing telecommunication costs and delivering new services related to the local way of life in several sectors (health, education, business etc),
ii) the active participation of citizens in the community life and in local government policy-making via the electronic interaction and communication between citizens, elected representatives and Council officers,
iii) the establishment of Local Government and Public Authorities as guarantors of local society’s effective and democratic operation, and
iv) the realization of an infrastructure for enabling business and government development in the global economy.
(Intelligent System for independent living and self-care of seniors with cognitive problems or mild dementia)
The aim of the ISISEMD project is to provide a pilot of innovative intelligent set of scalable services that will support the independent living of elderly people in general and in particular the group of elderly with cognitive problems or mild dementia and at the same time to support the formal and informal caregivers in their daily interaction with the elderly.
The services will improve the elderly ability for self-care by support for their basic daily activities in way that prevents health risks in their homes. The services will also strengthen the daily interaction with their social sphere - partners and relatives, friends and care-givers, giving them the feeling of safety and preventing their social isolation. Last but not least, their cognitive training and activation will be strengthened.
“The ISISEMD project is partially funded under the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme by the European Community" (link to the ICT PSP website: http://ec.europa.eu/ict_psp).
RegioNs of Europe WorkINg toGether for HEALTH
The project aims at implementing large-scale real-life test beds for the validation and subsequent evaluation of innovative telemedicine services using a patient-centred approach and a common rigorous assessment methodology. In 9 of the most advanced regions in the implementation of health-related ICT services, belonging to 9 different Member States or Associated Countries, service solutions are already operational at local level for the telemonitoring and the treatment of chronic patients suffering from diabetes, COPD or CVD diseases.
“The Renewing Health project is partially funded under the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme by the European Community" (link to the ICT PSP website: http://ec.europa.eu/ict_psp).
The INDEPENDENT project will define, deliver and pilot a digital infrastructure supporting coordinated cross-sector delivery of timely support to prevent older people from slipping out of safe independent living, maintaining quality of life. The infrastructure enables support services to overcome limitations of sectoral telehealth and telecare and empowers informal carers and the voluntary / third sector to participate in delivery of support, thus radically improving efficiency. ICT use is extended from the high needs end to a stage where not care but preventative support is needed. "People" services for Daily Living and Activation (DALS) and Continued Wellness (CWS) break open current ‘silos’ in service delivery to cross-sectoral cooperation and participation of family and voluntary staff. The architecture recognises that integration of consumer and other widely available devices must be achieved and open interface standards adopted.
The innovative new services will be piloted at six sites across the Europe. Users are to be older people living independently with light to severe care or support needs, care professionals, informal carers and voluntary helpers / charity workers. Interested adopters in the public sector will be presented with guidance for uptake and evidence of all intended impacts.
The project brings together 20 organisations across 6 Member States representing all major stakeholders in the "value chain" of support to older people, from public authorities and social and health service providers to global industry players and specialist SMEs. Authorities are represented on dedicated advisory board, as are user groups at European level. Philips and Tunstall as the major players in their respective fields are very well positioned to fully exploit the results, bringing INDEPENDENT services within the reach of all EU citizens.
“The INDEPENDENT project is partially funded under the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme by the European Community" (link to the ICT PSP website: http://ec.europa.eu/ict_psp).
The NET-EUCEN project intends to create, animate and manage a network of experienced organizations covering the whole supply chain of the service for users (S4U), belonging to several European countries (23 subjects from 16 European Countries), to share the experiences and knowledge on ICT initiatives and services for the wide User Domain, gained mainly during participation in funded project such as the IST and the eTEN programme more oriented to develop and test services for users. The objectives of this network are to:
* - Mobilise and co-ordinate exchanges of experiences among actors and stakeholders;
* - Produce a set of guidelines for enhancing user centricity in eGovernment services using current codes and charters in various Member States;
* - Assess new and innovative application scenarios and foster their industrialization and set-up all over Europe by supporting the multidisciplinary approach to the finding of innovative ICT solutions for citizens, public administrations and large communities.
* - Creating a future vision in the medium and long term by the provision and forecasting of a set of potential application scenarios in the short and medium term in the Governance and Policy domain;
* - Co-operate with relevant EU, national, regional and local initiatives to further advance the development and deployment of user centric eGovernment services;
* - Disseminate the findings and results of the network among all stakeholders, including policy makers at EU and national levels.
The European Project “ELDER-SPACES” (Managing Older People Social Relationships for better Communication, Activation and Interaction) belongs to the funding projects of AAL category (Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme, AAL-2009-2). The project has officially started since the 1st of April 2011, will last 30 months and in the consortium participate seven partners from four European countries (Greece, Italy, Hungary, Germany). From Greece, besides e-Trikala SA, the other two partners are two well-known companies, BYTE and Singular Logic..
According to the project, there is to be designed an innovative software platform for social networking, which will be based on the already designed software package of social networking “iWiW” (Internet Who Is Who). This package was developed by one of the seven partners of the project and is anticipated to be significantly modified..
The scope of ELDER-SPACES is to dramatically change the way social networking has been used by elder people (usually healthy people aged over 55). Younger people use social networking (e.g. facebook, twitter, myspace) in comparatively quite larger percentage. The project aims to change this correlation, by giving motivation to elderly so as to participate in social events, become more active citizens and improve their quality of life.
The project SUSTAINS (Support USers To Access INformation and Services, 297206) is of type CIP-PSP-ICT, officially started at 01/01/2012 and will last 36 months.
The scope of the project is to provide two main packages of services to users, administrative and clinical. For all services the users will be able to remotely connect to their personal Electronic Health Record and proceed to a series of activities, without visiting any Hospital or Institution. Indicatively, they will have the ability to make appointments for medical examinations, modify their personal contact data, have partial access on medical insurance data, print their examination results from their own home and make questions to medical experts and/or nurses via their medical health record.
In the SUSTAINS project participate 16 partners from 11 European countries (Greece, Sweden, Spain, Italy, UK, Luxembourg, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Slovenia, Estonia). From Greece, apart from e-Trikala SA also participates the 5th Health District of Thessaly and Sterea Ellada (5th DYPE).
MOMENTUM has, at its heart, building a European momentum for telemedicine to ensure the provision of high
quality routine care for its people.
Stakeholders will be closely involved. The MOMENTUM Thematic Network will develop a European Union-wide
multi-stakeholder platform. At the core of the platform are the practitioners of telemedicine – those involved with
its day-to-day delivery. Its wider community includes stakeholder groups, other actors and the broader public.
MOMENTUM has a core set of objectives. It is about creating a platform across which the key players can
share their knowledge and experience in deploying telemedicine services into routine care so as to build a body
of good practice. Working together, they will define a Blueprint that validates a consolidated set of methods
supporting the telemedicine service implementation process.
Results count. MOMENTUM's outcome will be a vibrant and sustainable network of telemedicine stakeholders.
Their responsibilities are to develop and maintain a European Telemedicine Deployment Blueprint that will
achieve three results.
• It will assist countries and telemedicine practitioners in their telemedicine implementations, and validate the
work of past initiatives.
• It will document the roadblocks – the lack of robust methods to support the telemedicine implementation
process is perceived as one of them – that obstruct telemedicine implementation in daily practice.
• It will propose a set of policy recommendations: these will help to create the enabling environments needed to
accelerate overall telemedicine deployment in Europe.
It will be a core tool: it will be fundamental to assessing the legal and organisational issues to be addressed in
mainstreaming telemedicine at European, regional and local levels. Hence, it will deal with base-line legislation
through to local practice guidelines.
MOMENTUM's ultimate goal is turn telemedicine into a sustainable mechanism.
In the Framework of the "Lifelong Learning Programme", Sub-programme "Leonardo Da Vinci", Action "Transfer of Innovation", a transnational project is launched entitled “Promotion of Integration in the planning and provision of social services within local authorities through municipal staff vocational training- A Lever for Local Development”.
This is a transnational project comprising of seven (7) partners from four (4) EU countries, namely Greece, France, UK and Lithuania. It has a two years implementation period (October 2012 – September 2014) and is co-funded by 75% by EC.
Coordinator partner: Hellenic Agency for Local Development and Local Government (EETAA)
• Municipality of Agia Varvara
• European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) “Amphictyony
• University of Reims
• Northern Health and Social Care Trust
• Municipality of Alytus
The objective of this project is the implementation of an integrated work model in social services within Local Authorities.
• The promotion of coordination/communication within the system of integrated social services.
• The upgrade of professionals’ qualifications.
• The supply of integrated social services.
The project’s core activities involve:
• Conventional vocational training in integration for staff employees of the participating municipalities in the project.
• Pilot implementation of this integrated system.
• Distant-learning courses for local authorities’ employees throughout Europe.
• Issue of an Implementation Guide on this system.
Project Manager for Trikala implementation: Mr Athanasios Ballis
Tel: +30 2431 022899
Fax: +30 2431 022899
e-Trikala SA participates in the European project SABER(Satellite Broadband for European Regions, 325132) which is of type CIP-Thematic Network, officially started at 01/11/2012, and will last 24 months.
The DAE has an objective to bring basic broadband to all Europeans by 2013 and by 2020 for all Europeans to have access to above 30Mbps with 50% or more of European households subscribing to internet connections above 100Mbps. Objective 5.3 of the ICT PSP Work Programme proposes that satellite communications represent a possible solution.
SABER Thematic Network will bring together national and regional authorities, to analyse the experience of regions which have used satellite solutions to develop guidelines for deployment, share best practices and disseminate information to regions across Europe. SABER is comprised of a triple helix of 26 partners including regional economic development organisations, intermediaries working with regions and leading European companies that operate across the entire satellite broadband value chain. SABER will work with regions in 3 streams to accommodate regions at different stages of readiness to explore satellite solutions.
Regions in need across Europe will have available to them a common approach towards large-scale deployment of satellite solutions supporting the objective of 100% EU broadband coverage. These regions will have available to them guidelines and toolkits to support them in their endeavour to address their broadband needs, both now and into the future, through effective public sector intervention. These guidelines and toolkits will take into account satellite developments that are taking place and which could have a positive impact on the achievement of the DAE 2020 objectives.
All SABER outputs will be widely disseminated and made available to regions and stakeholders across Europe using an information repository and a programme of round-tables, workshops and a conference. Beyond the lifetime of the project the partners will continue to maintain the information repository using their extensive networks to continue to disseminate the findings.
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The project’s full title is “Cities demonstrating cybernetic mobility”, is of FP7 type, has officially started since 01/09/2012 and will last 4 years.
In total participate 45 EU partners, while from Greece apart from e-Trikala SA participate the Research Laboratory of Information Communications and Computer Systems from the National Technical University of Athens (Metsovio). 12 partners represent cities/regions (Trikala, Reggio Calabria, Leon, Saint Soulpis, Sophia Antipolis, Vantaa, Brussels, La Rochelle, San Sebastian, CERN, Milan, Oristano), while 5 more represent manufacturers of automated vehicles (YAMAHA, Robosoft, 2GetThere, Induct, Movemile).
The Project aims to create demonstrations with automated vehicle (without drivers) in specific routes in five cities/regions. The process first includes the choice of two out of the five manufacturers, who will supply the selected cities with two sets of six vehicles. The vehicles’ characteristics are to be finalized during the first months of the project’s operation. Afterwards, all 12 cities are to make survey regarding their possibility of conducting the demonstrations in their regions. After the selection of the five best perspectives, six-month demonstrations are to be commenced to each city by turn, getting more responsibilities. In case of no selection, five out of the remaining seven cities will be able to host short (1-2 week) static show-cases, which will reveal the potential of the vehicles.