Become a key player in driving regional innovation in active and healthy ageing across Europe.

Following the success of the 3rd Call for Reference Sites, awarding 77 excellent and committed Reference Sites last month, the call is being extended until 16 December 2019.

Why extend the 3rd Call for Reference Sites?

Despite the success of the 3rd call, launched in June 2019, the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) would like to extend its reach and encourage the participation of regions in even more countries, ensuring a balanced representation throughout Europe and beyond.

In order to ensure that the EIP on AHA is fully inclusive, the extended call will target those countries which are currently underrepresented in the EIP on AHA, whilst maintaining the objective of identifying proven examples of innovation and examples of good policy and practice related to active and healthy ageing.

Important: Reference Sites that already submitted their application in summer 2019 do NOT have to re-apply.

What is a Reference Site?

Reference Sites represent an alliance or partnership of stakeholders within a region or major metropolitan area. Successful Reference Sites bring together a wide range of stakeholders (e.g. public bodies/care providers, industry, academia and civil society) into a coherent partnership to understand and address the challenges of delivering health and care services to an ageing population. These collaborations drive structural change far beyond the scope any one particular organisation could achieve on its own. They help to create an environment for other regions across Europe to learn, transfer and adapt knowledge to local realities, with regional, social and economic development as the long-term objective.