Call for Reference Sites of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing is open
Are you a leader in innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing? Would you like to become one of the "Reference sites" of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing? Then apply before 15 April 2016!
Reference Sites are highly inspirational ecosystems, delivering creative and workable solutions that improve the lives and health of older people. These solutions can be scaled-up and replicated across the EU.
For a more formal definition, they are "ecosystems which comprise different players, including regional and/or local authorities, cities, integrated hospitals/care organisations, industry organisations, SMEs and/or start-ups, research and innovation organisations, that jointly implement a comprehensive, innovation-based approach to active and healthy ageing, and can give evidence and concrete illustrations of the impact of such approaches on the ground".
The benefits of becoming a Reference Site are manifold. For many of the Reference Sites the recognition of their leadership has been a catalyst in their region. It brought other stakeholders on board to collaboratively work in developing innovative solutions, thereby ensuring a "whole system approach".
Reference Sites should showcase innovative components of their care model/systems that can serve as illustrations of good practice to other regions.