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13 Thematic Workshops will be funded by the European project WE4AHA


Selected EIP on AHA Reference Sites will host 13 Thematic Workshops between September and November 2020 funded as part of the European project WE4AHA.


The Thematic Workshops will aim to

  • to enable a broad and participative discussion amongst stakeholders involved in the AHA domain.
  • to encourage a better alignment between the Reference Site ecosystems and the stakeholders committed in the Partnership’s Action Groups.
  • to advance the uptake of innovative digitally-driven solutions for AHA.

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Successful applicants

The successful Reference Sites who will be hosting a Thematic Workshop in 2020 include:

Reference Site host

Title / additional information


Long Lasting Memories

Co-mapping a strategy towards efficient Social Prescription for older adults in Europe 


Senior Riga 

Staying safe in Long Term Care (LTC) institutions during COVID times 



Empowerment of older persons in regions 



Frailty, falls & fractures: Assessment and management at specialised clinics/liaison services supporting older adults – what can we learn from each other?


Health Region CologneBonn

Integrated care and platform solutions for the better provision of health and care services in a rural area 



Tools for empowering citizens in using digital health - opportunities for individuals and communities



Removing barriers for adopting telemonitoring for an inclusive, equal access, appropriate, effective, and acceptable patient-centred path of care for older patients living in low-density areas 


Istituto Regionale Rittmeyer 

Continence Disorders in older people with visual and hearing impairments: how to contrast the frailty of the disease and to promote its prevention 



Research and Innovation in technology for active and healthy ageing. What's next? 



How to upscale the implementation of digital health solutions for the elderly 



e-Health and Telemedicine solutions empowering person-centred care: what’s been going on? 



Reference Sites - Stimulating the development and implementation of Action Group commitments to achieve sustainable digital health and care transformation at scale regionally, nationally, and internationally 



AIoTai- Advanced IoT and AI for secure, efficient and sustainable personalized health data access at regional and EU level 



What will the Thematic Workshops achieve?

The thematic workshops will feed the elaboration of views and orientations on the major challenges affecting AHA in the framework of the European Union policy priorities and notably the transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market through. They will:

  • showcase the value of the Partnership in supporting the adoption and scaling up of digital innovation for AHA across the EU.
  • provide inputs for the progress of the cross-cutting initiatives embedded under the EIP on AHA – namely Blueprint, I2M and MAFEIP.
  • reflect on ambitions and expectations of the EIP on AHA Partners beyond 2020.
  • highlight good examples of an Action Group result being validated or rolled out in a Reference Site regional context.
  • identify the main challenges and priorities for regional AHA innovation ecosystems and determine how Reference Sites can cope with/implement those.

Impact of COVID-19

Applicants for the 2018 and 2019 calls for Thematic Workshops were able to carry out face to face workshops and received a maximum 5,000 EUR. Due to the ongoing pandemic and the difficulty to travel for most parts of Europe, the 2020 Thematic Workshops will be carried out online. As a result of this decision, the WE4AHA project, in agreement with the European Commission have decided to fund an additional 11 Thematic Workshops. Each successful applicant will receive up to 1,000 EUR to carry out their online event.


More information will follow on the timetable of Thematic Workshops and how you can get involved. Meanwhile, to keep up to date with news and events related to the EIP on AHA:

Related action groups: 
A1 Adherence to prescription, A2 Falls prevention, A3 Lifespan Health Promotion & Prevention of Age Related Frailty and Disease, B3 Integrated care, C2 Independent living solutions, D4 Age friendly environments
Relevance to partnership: 
Active ageing and independent living, Care and cure, Horizontal issues and framework conditions, Prevention, screening and early diagnosis