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The Silver Economy sector was relaunched on 22 October 2018 by Agnès Buzyn, French minister for Health and Solidarity.  This was when the minister entrusted France Silver Eco to redraft a roadmap of the Silver Economy for the next two years.

The aim: speed up the process and put operational plans in place to broadcast potential practical solutions for vulnerable persons and their relatives as effectively as possible.

Roadmap of the Silver Economy: Key points to remember

Keep reading to find out about the roadmap’s key points

1) The 3 cornerstones of the roadmap are to:

  • Bring all active parties together.
  • Popularise the Silver Economy.
  • Facilitate the market release of existing services, making them known to the General Public more effectively.

2) Develop the Silver Economy as innovative and caring, focusing on 3 main pillars:

  • The ability to stay in one’s home for as long as possible: by adapting housing with the use of “Home-Mobility Assessment” and the large scale roll out of innovative home solutions.
  • Build a caring environment thanks to Smarty City and the Silver City: combining seniors’ mobility, working on territory management as well as mapping out the projects undertaken in these territories.
  • Intertwine technology and humanity: promoting the mutual support of care professionals and new technologies.

3) The 6 operational objectives resulting from this are to:

  • Streamline the provision of services: organise the provision of available services by supporting Start-Ups.
  • Include all types of financiers: meet with stakeholders and private and public financiers.
  • Export the French know-how.
  • Be accessible to the consumer: by using distributors popular with the General Public (ex.: Fnac, Darty, Auchan)
  • Circulate the idea of the Silver Economy.
  • Develop activity within the Silver Economy Observatory.

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