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GiraffPlus is funded by the European Community's Framework Programme Seven (FP7) under contract #288173. FP7 - ICT - Challenge 5: ICT for Health, Ageing Well, Inclusion and Governance. Duration: 01.01.2012 to 31.12.2014

2014-10-31 The Vice-President of the European Commission Neelie Kroes met Nonna Lea

On the last day of her mandate, the Vice-President of the European Commission Neelie Kroes visited Nonna Lea (one of the project´s test users) in Rome. Ms Kroes was in Rome for some official commitments but she was also willing to meet Nonna Lea. Nonna Lea was really happy to host Ms Kroes in her house and she was full of positive words about the project and the effort provided by the whole consortium. Nonna Lea and Ms Kroes had a very nice and interesting dialogue about the exploitation of ICT tools for fostering active and healthy aging.

Photos from the visit in Nonna Lea´s home. In the upper photo: Gabriella Cortellessa (CNR-ISTC), Neelie Kroes, Nonna Lea and on the Giraff screen Andrea Orlandini (CNR-ISTC). Photographer: Claudio Scarpino, Ufficio Stampa Cnr

The meeting has been commented online on Twitter. Visit the following links for some details:

https://twitter.com/DigitalAgendaEU/status/528208892946579456 (video)

Within the European Commission, chaired by President Barroso, Neelie Kroes was responsible for the "Digital Agenda for Europe" (see http://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/kroes/ and http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/ for more details). This portfolio includes the information and communications technology (ICT) and telecommunications sectors such as: ensuring trust and security for the Internet and new technologies; ensuring competitive communications, such as in the mobile roaming market; building world-class European research and innovation in this sector; and above all getting every European Digital, with access to fast broadband.