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The Strategic Implementation Plan

At its meeting of 7 November 2011, the high level Steering Group, set up by the European Commission to assist with launch and implementation of the pilot partnership, adopted the Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP). The SIP outlines a common vision and a set of operational priority actions to address the challenge of ageing through innovation. The high level Steering Group invites the European Commission, the Council of the EU and the European Parliament, as well as other key stakeholders, to support the plan.

The Commission's Communication

The Commission has adopted its Communication "Taking forward the Strategic Implementation Plan of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing". Through this Communication, the Commission welcomes the Strategic Implementation Plan and affirms its commitment to the Plan's implementation.

The Commission's Communication (in all EU languages).

The Action Plans

Upon the adoption of the Commission Communication on the EIP's Strategic Implementation Plan (29th February 2012) the initial Invitation for Commitment was launched, it closed on 3 June May 2012.

Further to this invitation, six Action Groups were formed, made up of universities and research groups, public authorities, health providers, industry, non-governmental organizations representing citizens, older people and patients, and others.

The groups presented their Action Plans at the Conference of Partners of 6 November, with implementation starting immediately.

The second Invitation for Commitment to contribute to the Action Plans opened on 20 December 2012 and closed on 28 February 2013.

In the month of June and July 2013, the Action Groups meet for the first time with the new partners to enrich their efforts with the new commitments and move ahead together in implementing the deliverables set out in the Action Plans.

The 2nd Conference of Partners, held on 25 November 2013 in Brussels, was the opportunity for Action Groups to present their first achievements and impact (PDF icon 731 KB) (a year after the adoption of their action plans), as well as delivery targets for 2014/2015.

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