Eurocarers is part of the European Stakeholders Alliance for Active Ageing through Falls Prevention - European umbrella organisations of professionals in health and social care, fitness and leisure, carers organisations, and older people’s interest groups- that assists the ProFouND project partners in raising awareness and initiating concerted actions for falls prevention amongst older people in Europe.
What is ProFouND?
ProFouND is an EU funded Thematic Network focusing on falls prevention. It works closely with the EIP-AHA (European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing) to bring about the dissemination and implementation of best practice in falls prevention across Europe, using novel ICT solutions. ProFouND brings together 21 partners from 12 countries and associate members from 10 countries.
Aims and Objectives
ProFouND aims to influence policy and to increase awareness of falls and innovative prevention programmes amongst all sectors and organisations that work with older people. ProFouND’s objective is to embed evidence based fall prevention programmes for elderly people at risk of falls by using novel ICT and effective training programmes in at least 10 countries/15 regions by 2015, to facilitate widespread implementation.
In the framework of the ProFouND project, an action plan has been developed, that will contribute to the EIP- AHA objective to increase healthy life years, by at least 2 years by 2020 in older people, by concentrating on actions to reduce falls and fractures, the costs to quality of life to older people themselves and the costs to health care systems. You can read the Press Release here.
A Joint Declaration “Falls prevention is everyone’s business" has been developed in September 2015. It is available here.
For all other activities and events, please visit the ProFouND website.
This project is partially funded under the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme of the European Union