EU funding for projects in support of the Strategic Implementation Plan of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing
Horizon 2020 is the new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Its first annual Work Programme was adopted on 11th December 2013. The first call for proposals (first funding round) were published at the same time.
Relevant calls under Societal Challenge "Health, demographic change and wellbeing" (SC1) include "Promoting mental wellbeing in the ageing population", "Extending active and independent living" and "Service robotics". Additionally there is a specific call for coordinated support to the activities of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing, and another for support to the Joint Programming Initiative "More Years, Better Lives - the Challenges and Opportunities of Demographic Change".
Also of interest, funding is available for Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) or Public Procurement of Innovative solutions (PPI).
The detailed management of programmes which receive support from the Structural Funds is the responsibility of the Member States. For every programme, the Member States designate a managing authority (at national, regional or another level) which will inform potential beneficiaries, select the projects and generally monitor implementation. EIP on AHA stakeholders who are interested in mobilising Structural Funds for the deployment of innovative AHA services may contact their corresponding Managing Authorities for more information on available opportunities.