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Sustainability Field 3.1.2
Quality of Life

Programmes assigned to this field

NRP II 2C Information Technology for the Knowledgeable Society (Informační technologie pro znalostní společnost)
Please note that calls for submission of project proposals are closed NRP II is the National programme for the research and development. The (...)

Please note that calls for submission of project proposals are closed

NRP II is the National programme for the research and development.

The main focus of the program is the research and technological development of software tools and applications enabling more efficient, faster and more reliably connect various entities to the level of  individuals. This will be enabled through optimized infrastructure and tools assurance two-way interactive mobile communications, while the use of information resources andwide application of knowledge databases.
It is therefore a technical solution to the intensive information networked society.
Research activities will focus on research on new platforms with a high degree of interoperability (connectivity), capable of massive parallel use (audiovisual
platforms and open platforms for various types application tasks). This will be a successful component interconnect solutions into larger units.
In response to the above infrastructure will be developed intelligent
decision-making, management and other modules based on the knowledge and intensively searching relevant data processing and often massive datasets.

Czech Republic Details
PII "Power efficiency" Programme "Industria 2015": Project of Industrial Innovation “Power efficiency” (Programma Industria 2015 - Progetto di Innovazione Industriale "Efficienza energetica")
In 2008, the italian Ministry of Economic Development promoted fundings for an amount of 200 M€in the fields of "Power efficiency". With reference (...)
In 2008, the italian Ministry of Economic Development promoted fundings for an amount of 200 M€in the fields of "Power efficiency".
With reference to ICT applications for environmental sustainability, it is worth citing the promotion of projects in the following 2 technologic areas:
  • materials at high efficiency for building industry and biodynamic architecture
  • household appliances at high power efficiency (integration of domotic systems)
Italy Details
  Quality of Life - health, food production, education (Kvalita života - zdravie, výživa, vzdelávanie)
The national programme " Kvalita života - zdravie, výživa, vzdelávanie"  is aiming at improvement of the quality of life through new (...)
The national programme " Kvalita života - zdravie, výživa, vzdelávanie"  is aiming at improvement of the quality of life through new  R&D methods and application. The Government of the Slovak Republic approved in accordance with the priorities of the State Science and Technology Policy Resolution No.1007 of 4 September 2002 6 cross-national research and development programes by addressing research and development projects  in selected fields of research and development ensure increasing levels of selected economic and social areas.
Slovakia Details

Projects assigned to this field

SchoolSenses@Internet children as multisensory geographic information creators through the use of information and communication technologies
Accordingly to primary education pedagogical principles learning experiences should be active, meaningful, integrated and should promote (...)
Accordingly to primary education pedagogical principles learning experiences should be active, meaningful, integrated and should promote socialization (Ministério da Educação, 2004). In Portugal, that is not the case for a considerable number of children, as it is recognized by the Government. The potentialities of information and communication technologies (ICT) in education, in what concerns the access, sharing and construction of knowledge and the promotion of learning with the mentioned characteristics, have long been recognized. Several efforts have been developed: project Enlaces (Chile), project Minerva, program Nónio século XXI, Internet@eb1, European Schoolnet, Netd@ys, eSchola. The evaluation report of the Internet@eb1 program realizes the need to create motivation identitary factors for teachers and students, as well as contexts that ease the harmonious integration of technology in the pedagogical practice (Figueiredo, Afonso e Ferreira, 2004). The main objective of this project is to improve the quality of primary education learning, making meaningful the needed complexity approaches. ICT will be explored to develop inclusion and to (re)discover curricular themes, in real contexts. It will be used transversal and interdisciplinary approaches, searching for an effective ICT curricular integration, that will explore multi-sensory communication to promote educational success (a bridge to concrete experiences, to different learning and expression styles, to complexity and real learning). It will be pursuit in this way the development of fundamental competences to the knowledge society, like cooperation and collaboration. For that purpose, challenges will be launched periodically that should lead to collaboration and collective creation of
identitary contents. A collaborative system will support the production of geo-referenced multi-sensory web contents by primary school children. In the contexts created by the challenges, the primary education community will disseminate and share knowledge, experiences and projects, establishing relations and meetings. Diverse actors will be mobilized to build an identity space of
primary education in Internet. As examples of challenges, it could be mentioned the creation of patrimony itineraries of a region, or the decision-making process relating to environmental risk management. <br>New interfaces, models and tools will be created and used: multi-sensory communication interfaces, as well as modelling and simulation tools, will allow children to explore and create geo-referenced multi-sensory concepts and contexts; inclusive and iterative evaluation methodologies will consider the subjacent complexity of these collaborative learning processes. Evaluation and interfaces guidelines will be produced to contribute to the concrete and abstract learning developed in the creation of geo-referenced multi-sensory web contents by primary school children.
Portugal Details
Digital Inclusion Digital Inclusion (Inclusão e Participação Digital)
In those societies with access to new media, concern continues to grow about the digital divide, between generations and between majority and (...)
In those societies with access to new media, concern continues to grow about the digital divide, between generations and between majority and minority social groups. In Portuguese society, this challenge presents some specific characteristics, marked by major cultural and educational differences and by the very different levels of digital literacy that distinguish the access and use of these media by adults and children. Children and youth younger than 18 year are ahead of adults in access and use, to the contrary of what happens in the majority of other European countries.

Portugal has passed from being a country of emigrants to becoming a country of immigrants, from its old colonies in Africa and Brazil in the last few decades, and more recently of immigrants from the countries of Eastern Europe. Access and use of the digital media also vary between children that have these media at home and in their room, and those who only get to use them at school and in public access where their use is limited and conditioned by circumstances.

This project thus intends to contribute to knowledge of the critical factors that facilitate or make more difficult the access and use of digital media by social groups that are considered socially disadvantaged. With this research it will be possible to bring together indicators that will contribute to helping digital content industries reach and include segments of the market that are not yet reached by their productions; that may help design public policies for digital inclusion that will be more effective and sustainable; that may strengthen local networks and agencies, including the production of contents by the groups that have been digitally excluded until now.
Portugal Details
NIKM The First Stage of the National Inventory of Contaminated Sites (2009-2012) (Národní inventarizace kontaminovaných míst)
A methodology of global survey of contaminated sites and potentially contaminated sites and the categorisation of priorities to be used as a (...)

A methodology of global survey of contaminated sites and potentially contaminated sites and the categorisation of priorities to be used as a supporting material pro subsequent inventory in the Czech Republic.

Czech Republic Details

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