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“Long-term care challenges in an ageing society: the role of ICT and migrants” Workshop 19 Jan 2010, BrusselsIntroduction 1 Joint DG INFSO ICT for Inclusion.

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1 “Long-term care challenges in an ageing society: the role of ICT and migrants” Workshop 19 Jan 2010, BrusselsIntroduction 1 Joint DG INFSO ICT for Inclusion & JRC IPTS Information Society Workshop “Long-term care challenges in an ageing society: the role of ICT and migrants” Brussels, 19th January 2010 Introduction and Objectives of the Workshop Clara Centeno, JRC-IPTS Information Society Unit Joint Research Centre (JRC) Institute for Prospective Technological Studies The European Commission’s Research-Based Policy Support Organization The views expressed by the authors are not necessarily those of the EC

2 “Long-term care challenges in an ageing society: the role of ICT and migrants” Workshop 19 Jan 2010, BrusselsIntroduction 2 IPTS : Part of Joint Research Centre of the EC: 7 Research Institutes across Europe Mission : “to provide customer- driven support to the EU policy- making process by developing science-based responses to policy challenges that have both a socio- economic as well as a scientific/technological dimension” Institute for Prospective Technological Studies

3 “Long-term care challenges in an ageing society: the role of ICT and migrants” Workshop 19 Jan 2010, BrusselsIntroduction 3 International Digital Economy Analysis  Analysing the European ICT and Content industries  Applied econometric analysis of the Digital Economy Socio-Economic Analysis on ICT for Learning and Inclusion  ICT for Learning, Creativity and Skills  ICT for cultural diversity and socio-economic inclusion Techno-economic Impacts Enabling Societal Change  Role of ICT in digital identity and information search  ICT for Health and Quality of Life The Information Society Unit (2010) ICT for addressing key European challenges re-start economic growth, ensure long-term competitiveness, fight unemployment and reinforce social cohesion

4 “Long-term care challenges in an ageing society: the role of ICT and migrants” Workshop 19 Jan 2010, BrusselsIntroduction 4 IPTS research on ICT for cultural diversity and inclusion Policy context i2010 e-Inclusion Policies 2006 Riga e-Inclusion Declaration -“§ 24 … improving the possibilities for economic and social participation and integration, creativity and entrepreneurship of immigrants and (ethnic) minorities by stimulating their participation in the information society” 2008 European i2010 initiative on e-Inclusion -“Exploring ICT-enabled opportunities for marginalised young people and migrants at risk of exclusion” Immigration and Integration policies Also : education and training, employment,.. Key customers DG Information Society: ICT for inclusion Unit DG JLS: Migration and Integration Unit DG EAC, DG EMPL,..

5 “Long-term care challenges in an ageing society: the role of ICT and migrants” Workshop 19 Jan 2010, BrusselsIntroduction 5 ICT for Social Capital ICT for Learning - Mapping of ICT initiatives for inclusion of IEM (EU27, UK, FR, DE, ES) - State of the art of research on ICT & IEM - The use of social computing by IEM - ICT for migrant domiciliary carers (UK, DE, IT, ES) -ICT for learning the host country’s language by adult migrants - The role of Third Sector Organizations and ICT for digital and social inclusion ICT for Ageing and Health ICT for Inclusion of Youth at Risk ICT for cultural diversity and Inclusion -ICT to support everyday life integration of IEM -ICT for caregivers and social actors Future research (2010-) IPTS research on ICT for inclusion

6 “Long-term care challenges in an ageing society: the role of ICT and migrants” Workshop 19 Jan 2010, BrusselsIntroduction 6 ICT for migrant domiciliary carers Study Background Some trends in long term care Life expectancy Ageing Quality of care Demand for care Changing family Structures Mobility Women at work Labor force Caregivers supply

7 “Long-term care challenges in an ageing society: the role of ICT and migrants” Workshop 19 Jan 2010, BrusselsIntroduction 7 Possible ingredients for future solutions in long term care Life expectancy Ageing Quality of care Demand for care Changing family Structures Mobility Women at work Labor force Caregivers supply Home care and Community based care Better Coordinated care Migrant labor force Enhanced working conditions Quality of care ICT based solutions ICT for migrant domiciliary carers Study Background

8 “Long-term care challenges in an ageing society: the role of ICT and migrants” Workshop 19 Jan 2010, BrusselsIntroduction 8 Possible ingredients for future solutions in long term care Life expectancy Ageing Quality of care Demand for care Changing family Structures Mobility Women at work Labor force Caregivers supply Home care and Community based care Better Coordinated care Migrant labor force Enhanced working conditions Quality of care ICT based solutions ICT for migrant domiciliary carers Study Background

9 “Long-term care challenges in an ageing society: the role of ICT and migrants” Workshop 19 Jan 2010, BrusselsIntroduction 9 Aims of the exploratory research project: Start gathering evidence on:  What is the role of informal caregivers in long term care (LTC)?  What are their needs?  Are there specific supporting policies?  What ICT applications / tools are used to support them in LTC?  Opportunities and barriers for ICT use? Informal care givers: carers & informal care assistants... For informal caregivers in general, and in particular for migrants ICT for migrant domiciliary carers

10 “Long-term care challenges in an ageing society: the role of ICT and migrants” Workshop 19 Jan 2010, BrusselsIntroduction 10 Carer ICT in domiciliary care Cared person Doctors Healthcare professionals Care worker Care organizations Voluntary groups Carers & professional assoc. ICT Communication Coordination Emergency mgt Support Informal Caregiver Home

11 “Long-term care challenges in an ageing society: the role of ICT and migrants” Workshop 19 Jan 2010, BrusselsIntroduction 11 UK, DE, IT, ES Selection based on:  Expected significant numbers of migrant caregivers  Different care organization models  Different expected ICT maturity levels Research partners:  England: CIRCLE (Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities) University of Leeds, Prof. Sue Yeandle  Germany: Association of Senior Citizens’ Organisations (BAGSO), Dr.Heidrun Mollenkopf  Italy: Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale (IRS), Sergio Pasquinelli  Spain: Consultores Euroamericanos Asociados (CEA) and Innnovation Institute for Citizen Welfare (i2BC) Countries analyzed

12 “Long-term care challenges in an ageing society: the role of ICT and migrants” Workshop 19 Jan 2010, BrusselsIntroduction 12 Objectives of the workshop  To disseminate and discuss research results  To understand potential policy implications  To understand policy DG´s priorities for next research steps

13 “Long-term care challenges in an ageing society: the role of ICT and migrants” Workshop 19 Jan 2010, BrusselsIntroduction 13 Workshop Agenda 9.30 – 9.45Welcome 9.45 – 10.00Roundtable presentation of participants – 10.20Introduction to the workshop and objective – 11.00Setting the Scene: Long term care challenges and the role of ICT and migrants – 11.15Coffee break – 11.50Setting the Scene: ICT and ageing, the cared person´s perspective – 12.30The carer perspective: The case of UK – 13.30Lunch (sandwich lunch at the premises) – 14.10The carer perspective: The case of Germany – 15.10Cross-country analysis (UK, Spain, Germany, Italy) – 15.30Coffee break – 16.30Policy implications and Future research challenges – 17.00Conclusions and Closing

14 “Long-term care challenges in an ageing society: the role of ICT and migrants” Workshop 19 Jan 2010, BrusselsIntroduction 14 Thank you


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