The workshop will serve, on the one hand, as a sounding board to engage regions in this initiative and, on the other hand, to present smart specialisation strategies for innovation at regional level by investing in innovative solutions for active and healthy ageing. Concrete examples and good practice cases from cohesion policy programmes from across Europe will be presented as well as presenting the current status of the EIP actions that are being shaped to showcase the various ways regions can tap into the opportunities of the EIP and cohesion programmes. The workshop will be covered via twitter; questions and comments can be submitted as of now via hash tag #eipopendays.