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Results of the Consultation on the Pilot European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing


From 26 November 2010 to 28 January 2011, the European Commission ran an online public consultation seeking the views of all interested stakeholders on various aspects of the pilot partnership, including their views on the role of the partnership as well as their potential contribution to the partnership; their involvement in programmes, initiatives or projects relating to innovation for active and healthy ageing; innovation barriers encountered; and ideas for future initiatives.

A report (PDF icon 548 KB) that summarises the main trends and opinions received by the various stakeholders is now available.

Addendum to annex I of the report  PDF icon

In addition to this report, in an effort to ensure full transparency, all contributions will be published shortly on this page.

Main findings

The public consultation obtained a total of 524 contributions, thereby providing the European Commission with a very rich, diverse and unique feedback.

The wealth of experiences and initiatives brought forward by the respondents reveal some key dimensions:

These dimensions can be translated into more concrete suggestions. Respondents see barriers related to 1) funding 2) evidence, 3) regulation and framework conditions and 4) building capacity/skills.

In this regard, the respondents' proposals for action can be mapped onto the four main areas for European level EIP action:

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