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Health, demographic change and wellbeing

Responding to this societal challenge, research and innovation under the new Horizon 2020 framework programme is an investment in better health for all. During 2014-15 the EU will invest some €1,200 million in this challenge to
  • improve our understanding of the causes and mechanisms underlying health, healthy ageing and disease
  • enhance our ability to monitor health and to prevent, detect, treat and manage disease
  • support older persons to remain active and healthy
  • test and demonstrate new models and tools for health and care delivery

EU health research - inspiring collaboration

Working across borders, sharing knowledge and resources, and solving common problems are important principles and a key strength of EU health research and innovation - for everyone's greater benefit.

Depending on the problem which to be solved this can take a variety of forms:


>> Collaborative research

>> Public-private partnerships

>> Public-public partnerships

>> Global co-operation