HOPES® at a glance
The project began at the
end of 2008 by gathering European partnersí expertise and became what was successfully approved by
AALiance in September 2009. Being original by using ICT
(Information and Communication Technologies) and not being an ICT, being a service and not a product, HOPES® decided to
become the 1st European social network BY and FOR the elderly and their carers, for helping the first ones to live home longer by
using e-Social Best Practices®. Certified by the users themselves, these e-SBPs® (e-Social Best Practices®) are solutions, advices,
recommendations, tips and tricks... to prevent from dependency and maintain their autonomy and quality of life. HOPES® is focusing on
social interactions such as social relations, intergenerational links and support, and enhancing communities.
RanD for HOPES® Consortium
The development of HOPES® ICT
platform for a European network of
expertises e-community(ies) for a
multicultural and multilingual social
environment requires a
approach bringing together
additional expertises and
research resources in the fields of
e-health and social ICT.
The Consortium includes experts
having a solid experience in the
development of ICT based
solutions for ambient assisted living
It gathers 7 European organizations
from 4 different countries.
Due to its ambition and its financial implications, the HOPES® project is supported by institutions, both at the European level and at local levels in France, Germany, Italy, and United Kingdom.
And to develop the HOPES® social network content, the HOPES® Consortium members are subcontracting with companies and associations. At the same time, links have been established with local partners in France.