EU FP7: BRAID
Aaron Quigley from the SACHI research group is an expert board member for the EU FP7 coordinating action called BRAID. Prior to joining the University of St Andrews he was the director for the HITLab Australia one of the project partners in BRAID. He was part of the team which successfully applied for the BRAID grant in 2009. He was previously the coordinator for the EU FP7 project CAPSIL in the University of College Dublin in Ireland. Bridging Research in Ageing and ICT Development (BRAID) is an EU FP7 Support Action funded within the specific programme “Cooperation” and the research theme “ICT” of the 7th European Framework Programme (Objective ICT-2009.7.1 ICT & Ageing). This project started in Mar of 2010 and will last until Mar of 2012.
The ageing society is creating critical issues concerning the topics of ICT and e‐inclusion. Recent investments to research on a number of projects in this field has helped highlight the importance of this topic, however more work is needed in order to build on this initial progress. The advisory board of experts is a mechanism for engaging in critical stakeholder dialogue. This panel of experts will use their interest and expertise in issues relating to ICT and ageing to;
- Provide comment and feedback on some of the BRAID deliverables
- Provide expert advice on optimizing the stakeholder coordination mechanism and consolidated Roadmap
- Attend a Workshop to further explore the themes of the project.