The STOPandGO project is split into 8 work packages, each being managed by a different partner. Please use the boxes below to find out more information about each work package.

This Work Package supports the administrative issues and the internal organization of the consortium.
The objective of this Work Package (together with the following WP3 and WP4 on general interoperability aspects
and legal/ethical/regulatory issues) is to reach consensus at the European level on the fair and transparent development of an innovative European Specification Template (the PPI Pilot), which will be delivered and tested through locality tenders (WP5). This activity involves a comprehensive stakeholder engagement and consultation exercise for each locality associated with the PPI Pilot, which will enable the identification and assessment of all stakeholder concerns but especially those regarding issues such as ethical considerations, user safety and confidentiality.
This Work Package will define the framework of interoperability requirements and mechanisms needed to support the STOPandGO compliant deployments across a constellation of telehealth/telecare services in different national/regional/local environments, enabling synergies with existing legacy systems and allowing for smooth integration of new components.

This framework will help procurers to take advantage of the benefits provided by adopting appropriate interoperability requirements addressing their specific needs.

This Work Package is focused on all legal and ethical issues related to the execution of the project itself as well as all those related to the tendering process and subsequent service provision and evaluation.

This involves providing guidance and examples of good practice to help advise on best standards in the management, encryption, storage, transfer and analysis of electronic and physical personal data subject to the provisions of EC Directive 95/46/EC and further national/regional requirements in respect of both electronic and physical data. It will also ensure that any changes in European legal requirements during the lifetime of the project are complied with where necessary.

It will also provide guidance and examples of good practice in respect of any ethical and consent issues in respect of data collected from different end users (including service providers, service users and their families), for instance on their experiences in using / providing the innovative services supplied. In most instances these data will be managed by project partners, but in some instances sub-contractors could potentially be involved (e.g. in respect of local assessment and evaluation).

This Work Package is focusing on the locality tendering procedures; it builds on the activities at EU level carried out in WP2, WP3 and WP4. The Procurement Coordinator and the Executive Board will coordinate the local activities by the procurers, from the preparation of the tenders up to the signature of the contracts.
This WP is focused on the evaluation and quality assessment of the project development and project outcomes. The main objectives are:

– Evaluation of the achievement of project objectives (public procurement procedure, quality of services provided, experience in local implementation, quality of feedback from service users and service providers …).

– Evaluation of agreed key indicators on the quality and impact of the project sites in terms of including quality of service provided, impact on health status of target population and informal carers, budgetary impacts and return on investment

– Evaluation of the contribution of the project to the achievement of the EIP-AHA objectives.

– Contribution to the European Knowledge Base by extracting lessons learnt from the comparative analysis. To develop this work it will be necessary first to define the evaluation methodology and secondly to apply it. The results of this work package should be useful for adoption and refinement of innovative procurement procedure, decisions making on extension or adoption of services and cross-learning.

The ultimate goal of the PPI instrument is to stimulate a progressive process of adoption of innovative solutions; the project will develop a handbook with a Business Plan to advise future “Early Adopters” of such schemes.

Therefore the project will revise the tendering materials (Business Case, European Specification Template, educational materials, etc.), using the accumulated advancing insight, knowledge and experience acquired through the project and in particular within the initial deployments.

To take advantage of the lessons learned and of the structured know how, during and after the project end, STOPandGO will promote training programmes and the propagation of the procurement activities to new named localities.

In this WP we will raise awareness of the project and promulgate know-how, including of measures that will establish better procurement of more relevant services, in locations outside of the project in a timely manner. The PPI instrument is of itself innovative, with a clear purpose to promote coherent, innovative procurements that result in the evolution of the market.

EIP-AHA is the privileged environment for dissemination. Hundreds of organisations manifested their commitments towards the goals of Horizon 2020 and in particular on Active and Healthy Ageing actual programmes.