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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

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

Further to the invitation for Commitment, 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 2012, with implementation starting immediately. Read the Commission's full memo published at this occasion.


In December 2015, at the annual Conference of Partners, the six Action Groups produced State-of-play publications highlighting the achievements of their groups both at individual and collective level, key messages to be taken home and lessons for the future. The publications present both the Action Groups in their ways of working as well as the tangible results in this first phase of implementation of the EIP on AHA for the Action Groups on adherence to medical plans  PDF icon 1.2 MB , falls prevention  PDF icon 4.4 MB , frailty and functional decline  PDF icon 1.8 MB , integrated care systems  PDF icon 1.3 MB , ICT solutions for independent living  PDF icon 1.1 MB and age-friendly environments  PDF icon 1.2 MB .

ACTION PLANS 2016-2018

The new Action Plans (covering 2016-2018) were adopted in February 2016:

Please also check below the presentations done at the Conference of Partners 2015 for an outline of the proposed new priorities:

A new invitation for commitments closed in April 2016.