The AAL JP is a public-public partnership, which pools funding between Member States (or Associated States) and the EU. It financially supports projects that improve the quality of life for the elderly while making health and social care systems sustainable through the deployment of ICT solutions.
Article 185 initiatives
Joint funding programmes like this are called Art. 185 initiatives. By 2020, participating states will have jointly invested more than €5 billion of public funds into research and development through these public-public partnerships. This consultation covers three of them: Active and Assisted Living Joint Programme, Eurostars2 and BONUS.
Director General of the Directorate General for Research and Innovation, Mr. Robert-Jan Smits says: "These initiatives have many stakeholders – from ministries in member countries, funding agencies, companies, universities, individual researchers up to individual citizen benefitting from the results of individual R&D projects. That's why the results of the public consultation, which was opened on 27 January, will be important to shape the future of Joint Programming in Europe. We need your feedback to make Art. 185 initiatives even more relevant and more attractive for the best participants."
The consultation will remain open until 30 April 2017.