ImPaCT in Europe was a networking project about personalised
technology, financed by the European Commission Executive Agency
for Education, Audiovisual and Culture in the framework of the
Lifelong Learning Programme. The project started on 1 January 2009
and lasted for 36 months.
The European i2010 initiative on e-inclusion aims to "accelerate
the effective participation of target groups at risk of exclusion
and improve their quality of life". The ImPaCT in Europe network
pursued this aim by stimulating the effective use of ICT-enabled
services and providing competence building opportunities for the
end user of Person Centred Technology (PCT) via education and
PCT is defined as incorporating technologies that are used to
support an individual or their carer to gain greater control in
achieving independence and safety. It includes Electronic Assistive
Technologies, Environmental Controls, Telecare, Telehealth and
Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
The overall aim of the ImPaCT partnership was to facilitate the
development and implementation of Person Centred Technology for the
benefit of key stakeholders within the health and social care
sectors in Europe, namely service providers, care staff and most
importantly end users. All of the activities of the network
involved and empowered the end user of technology to evaluate their
effect on their daily lives.
Learning Disability Wales hosted an ImpaCT in Europe conference
about personalised technology and employment in June
2011 in Cardiff.
Reports from the project