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EU funding for projects in support of the Strategic Implementation Plan of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

Horizon 2020

The Work Programme 2016-2017 for Societal Challenge 1 (SC1 - related to Health Demographic Change and Wellbeing) of the Horizon 2020 programme was published on 14 October 2015. Videos and Presentations done at the Info Day of 18 September in Brussels are available. Please check the list attached of national info days and contact your Horizon 2020 'Health' National Contact Point for details.


Health Programme

The call for proposals for projects under the 2015 Work Plan of the 3rd Health Programme closed on 15 September 2015. The call included support for the implementation and scaling up of good practices in the areas of integrated care, frailty prevention, adherence to medical plans and age-friendly communities.


Investment Plan for Europe

The Investment Plan for Europe is operational since September 2015. The Regulation on the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI - a key component of the Plan) was adopted in July 2015.

The EFSI fund is managed by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and intends to serve as incentive for investments. It makes available €21 billion as a guarantee against first losses, with the goal to mobilise €315 billion of total investments over the next 3 years.
EFSI can be considered as a mechanism for facilitating investments for the development and scaling up of innovations in active and healthy ageing. The EFSI Regulation includes health as an objective that can be supported by EFSI operations, specifically covering:

- innovative health solutions; new effective medicines; social infrastructures, social and solidarity economy.

There are also other relevant objectives, such as:
- research, development and innovation, in particular through demonstration projects and programmes as well as deployment of related infrastructures, technologies and processes
- development and deployment of information and communication technologies, in particular through digital services