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Invited Lecture
PAN-European Research on Technology and Ageing: The Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Programme
Marco Carulli


Brief Bio
Marco Carulli is Programme Officer at the Central Management Unit of the AAL (Active and Assisted Living) Programme, where he supports the implementation of the programme, participates in the central project management and review and manages some of the support actions foreseen in AAL. Before joining the AAL Programme, Marco worked in the field of project coordination and platform management. He has a ten years’ experience in project coordination (mainly structural funds, FP6, FP7 and Horizon 2020). In the past Marco has been supporting the coordination of the SNETP – Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform, the European Sustainable Nuclear Industry Initiative and the EERA, European Energy Technology Alliance. Most of his previous work endeavours relate to research and innovation.


The Active and Assisted Living Programme (AAL - http://www.aal-europe.eu) is a pan-European research funding programme aiming at creating better condition of life for the older adults and to strengthen the industrial opportunities in Europe through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). The motivation of the programme lies in the demographic change and ageing in Europe, which implies not only challenges but also opportunities for the citizens, the social and healthcare systems as well as industry and the European market. The programme carries out its mandate through the funding of across-national projects (at least three countries involved) that involves small and medium enterprises (SME), research bodies and user’s organizations (representing the older adults). The AAL programme’s objectives and specificities will be presented to the participants.