Project: Active Retiree and Golden Workers Gate

Acronym ActGo-Gate (Reference Number: aal-2013-6-145)
Duration 01/12/2014 - 01/12/2017
Project Topic The vision of the project is to create an ICT based marketplace supporting entrepreneurship, self-fulfillment and social participation for golden workers and active retirees. It aims to create a transferable model as gate for different occupation modules and builds on local social marketplaces (existing local communities or social network sites) that serve as a starting point for developing 3 occupational modules in 3 different regions, starting with an established user base and along existing structures: Serve the community, Flexible occupation, and Get involved with organizations. In the long range, the pilot cases will expand their offerings and converge into the ActGo-Gate as central intermediate for occupation and participation possibilities. ActGo-Gate will be the first of its kind to provide a single point of contact for a comprehensive range of occupational possibilities (voluntary, paid, task-based, project-based, etc.). Thereby, market fragmentations as we see them nowadays can be transcended. ActGoGate will provide end users with easy access to the integrated gate and enable them to offer their skills, abilities and experiences to other community members or companies. To integrate the occupational modules with the existing local social marketplaces, a modular approach is targeted for the technical realization. It will further offer tools for efficient transactional occupational operations (coordination of appointments, customer feedback and quality assurance, documentation, invoicing, payment handling, reporting etc.), both for professional as well as informal activities. End users will receive mobile and non-mobile tools to support their daily work, e.g. adaptive and context-aware mobile applications based on NFC that allow (semi-) automation of different tasks as documentation, confirmation or rating. This ICT-enabled end-to-end support of all parties involved is supposed to be crucial for the economic sustainability of local occupation systems.
Network AAL
Call Call 6 – Supporting occupation in life for older adults

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Alster Service Center GmbH Germany
Business Engineering Institute Switzerland
Benevol St. Gallen Switzerland
Clavis IT ag Switzerland
Entwicklungszentrum Gut altwerden GmbH Germany
University of St. Gallen, Institute of Information Management Switzerland
Mobanode, Ltd Ireland
Kassel University, Information Systems Germany
Wroclaw University of Economics – Institute of Business Informatics Poland