Digital Telecare

Twinning solution

Strategic roadmap for digital telecare 

Twinning type

Partial adoption

Main policy priority

Digital tools for citizen empowerment and for person-centred care

Originator

Scottish Government, Digital Office for Scottish Local Government (Scotland)

Adopter(s)

University of Agder, Grimstad Kommune (Norway), Agency for Social Services and Dependency of Andalusia (Spain)

Short description

The critical role of digital technologies, such as telecare, in supporting people to remain living safely at home has been recognized during the COVID-19 pandemic. Only very few regions in Europe have managed the transition from analogue to digital telecare services. This twinning brings together 3 regions, Andalusia (Spain), Agder (Norway) and Scotland (UK), all with well-established telecare services, to share their strategic plans and progress with digital telecare to improve their regional strategic and/or operational plans. The outputs of the twinning will be a strategic Digital Telecare Roadmap and a Citizen Pathway for Digital Telecare that will be relevant for EU regions that are implementing digital telecare. The twinning builds on long standing collaborations between the twinning partners, through Memorandum of Understanding (between Agder and Scotland) and previous EIP on AHA Twinning (between Andalusia and Scotland). All partners are EIPonAHA Reference Sites and are committed to sharing the outcomes of their twinning experience with the EIPonAHA Reference Site community.