International cooperation

VERN’s lecturers engaged in a global project to plan smart solutions for the elderly population

International cooperation

Our lecturers have joined a global network of experts from American, British, Portuguese, Romanian and other numerous European universities and institutions.

VERN’s lecturers Hrvoje Belani, M.Sc., and Igor Ljubi, M.Sc., are engaged as researchers in the international project "Interdisciplinary Network on Smart Healthy Age-friendly Environments" which is part of a new COST action aimed at cooperation between academic and business communities. Building a scientific research network of associates, devising smart solutions that will make life easier for the elderly.

Our lecturers have been elected to the project board for a period of four years. They have joined a global network of experts who will plan smart technology solutions, such as experts from the American Case Western Reserve University, Britain's De Montfort University, Portugal's Evora University, Albania's Epoka University, Lithuania's University of Health Sciences, Romania's Bucharest University, and other numerous international scientific institutions.

Their goal is to encourage the development of awareness and support the creation and application of healthy, smart and sustainable digital concepts for all generations. This action will seek to overcome critical gaps that arise at both conceptual and pragmatic levels of innovation, in order to help address the challenges for senior citizens at a scientific and political level in Europe.

Participants of this action have recently, within the broader initiative SHAFE (Smart Healthy Age-friendly Environments), published a joint program document in which they presented recommendations for promoting a healthier environment for all citizens and creating an accessible and sustainable environment with the help of information and communication technologies.

The program document, in which VERN ’University is mentioned as one of the partners, provides indicators for measuring progress and success in the implementation of this concept is available HERE.

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Date of publication: October 12, 2020