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The European Commission has opened the Invitation for Commitment to the Action Plans of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. It is done in order to further strengthen and extend the critical mass working to transform the delivery of care to ageing citizens, building upon the initial progress and momentum generated by the Partnership.
The Invitation for Commitment, open until 15 February 2013, is available to all European stakeholders who seek to focus on the Action Plans and implement transformative solutions in the delivery of care to Europe's growing number of ageing citizens.
The process largely follows the same steps as the first Invitation for Commitment launched in May 2012. Prospective new members are invited to express their commitment, a measurable and concrete engagement in support of a specific Action Plan. They will also have to indicate to which thematic area and which deliverables they would work towards and what is their concrete contribution. They can do so either by joining existing commitment, or targeting and filling a thematic or geographical gap.
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 Action Groups include 261 commitments, by over 3,000 stakeholders from all Member States, and the Action Plans aim to improve the quality of life of four million European senior citizens between now and 2015.
The six Action Plans address the following areas:
For further details about the EIPAHA Invitation for Commitment please visit this webpage.