Initiativen Liste

Funding Initiatives/Programs
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AAL Programme is a funding programme that aims to create better quality of life for older people and to strengthen industrial opportunities in the field of healthy ageing technology and innovation. AAL Programme funds projects that work towards creating market-ready products and services for older people. Each project consists of SMEs, research bodies and end-user organisations. 

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The EU-funded ATHLOS Project aims to achieve a better understanding of ageing by identifying patterns of healthy ageing trajectories, the determinants of those patterns, the critical points in time when changes in trajectories are produced, and to propose timely clinical and public health interventions to optimise healthy ageing.

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The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) is a funding organisation for the creation of research networks, called COST Actions. These networks offer an open space for collaboration among scientists across Europe (and beyond) and thereby give impetus to research advancements and innovation.

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The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Aging (EIP on AHA) is an initiative of the European Commission to promote innovation and digital transformation in the field of active and healthy aging. The concept is a partnership that can help strengthen EU research and innovation. As such, it brings together all relevant actors from different political areas at EU, national and regional level in order to meet certain social challenges, and thus involves all levels of innovation chains. The initiative also offers some limited funding opportunities and keeps submitting tenders for specific initiatives

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The EUropean Network for Action on Ageing and Physical Activity (EUNAAPA) is a thematic, collaborative network aiming to improve the health, wellbeing and independence of older people throughout Europe by the promotion of evidence based physical activity.

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The European Network in Aging Studies (ENAS) facilitates sustainable international and multi-disciplinary collaboration among all researchers interested in the study of cultural aging.  

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The EU_SHAFE project will improve policies and practices in 7 European regions by developing a comprehensive approach to Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments (SHAFE). Through a 'learning by sharing' methodology, this robust multi-disciplinary and intersectoral consortium will build a four-helix European community to exchange experiences and practices to improve multilevel policy instruments.

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Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

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The Joint Programming Initiative a Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (JPI HDHL)
brings together 26 countries that align research programming and fund new research
to prevent or minimise diet-related chronic diseases.

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Joint Programming is a new approach to foster collaboration and coordination in R&D in Europe. It is a member-states driven activity. The Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) “More Years, Better Lives – The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change” seeks to enhance coordination and collaboration  between European and national research programmes related to demographic change.

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JPND aims to increase coordinated investment between participating countries in research aimed at finding causes, developing cures, and identifying appropriate ways to care for those with neurodegenerative diseases.The ultimate goal of JPND is to find cures for neurodegenerative diseases and to enable early diagnosis for early targeted treatments.

Civil Society Initiatives
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AGE Platform Europe is a European NGO network by and for people aged 50+. The aim is to represent and promote the interests of people aged 50+ in the EU and to raise awareness of age related issues. These include anti-discrimination, employment of older workers and active aging, social protection, pension reform, social inclusion, health, abuse of the elderly, intergenerational solidarity, research, access to public transport and accessibility, and new technologies (ICT).

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E-Seniors is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Paris. It fights digital exclusion by providing access and training in ICT for senior citizens and / or people with disabilities. E-Seniors has experience in projects on ICT tools that are designed for seniors as well as for active and healthy aging and are supported by Erasmus +, COSME or H2020 programs. In addition, ESE is a member of the French headquarters of EIT Health, a European consortium that operates within the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). The aim of the EIT is to promote entrepreneurship and to develop innovations in healthy living and active aging.

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EURAG is a non-profit and non-religious European organisation independent of any political parties. Its purpose is to promote the quality of life of older persons in society, at all social and political levels. EURAG especially promotes the co-ordination, collaboration and exchange of opinions by its members with expert and service organisations, self-help groups as well as with individuals possessing special expertise.

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The EUropean Network for Action on Ageing and Physical Activity (EUNAAPA) is a thematic, collaborative network aiming to improve the health, wellbeing and independence of older people throughout Europe by the promotion of evidence based physical activity.

Policy/Strategy Initiatives and Networks
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The CSIS Global Aging Initiative explores the long-term economic, social, and geopolitical implications of demographic trends in the United States and worldwide.

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CORAL is a European network of cooperating regions with a focus on assisted living as well as active and healthy aging. The aim is to develop and implement appropriate solutions and services. CORAL focuses on regional measures for assisted living as well as active and healthy aging.

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EUNAAPA is a thematic network that aims to improve the health, well-being and independence of older people in Europe by promoting evidence-based physical activity.

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ESN supports the sharing of knowledge, practice and guidelines between social service providers in Europe. Their aim is to facilitate an exchange of learning through a number of knowledge exchange forums, applied research projects, and the European Social Services Conference focusing on best practice guidelines and political recommendations on various subject areas. These include important target groups for social services, such as the elderly, people with disabilities, vulnerable children and young people, as well as cross-cutting issues such as social service providers, management, quality or evidence-based services.

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The International Federation on Aging is an international NGO with a membership base consisting of government, NGOs, academics, industry and private individuals from 75 countries. The IFA is involved in the drafting of relevant initiatives, such as the UN Principles for Older Persons, and is actively committed to helping older people to be recognized for sustainable development goals. IFA is also a strong voice in the dialogue on protecting the rights of older people at a global level.

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The mission of the ILC Global Alliance is to help societies to address longevity and population ageing in positive and productive ways, typically using a life course approach, highlighting older people’s productivity and contributions to family and society as a whole. The Alliance partners carry out the mission through developing ideas, undertaking research and creating fora for debate and action, in which older people are key stakeholders.

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The TITTAN project aims to address the challenges of aging by improving the quality of European, regional health systems in relation to healthy and active aging.

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To ensure that people not only live longer, but also healthier lives, the World Health Assembly developed a global strategy and action plan on aging and health. This strategy focuses on five strategic goals to create a framework for healthy aging for all people: 1. Mandatory measures 2. Age-friendly environments 3. Health systems that meet the needs of older people 4. Long-term care systems and 5. Data and research results.

Scientific Networks and Societies
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The Covenant on Demographic Change gathers European public authorities, at local, regional and national level, and other relevant stakeholders, committed to develop environments that support active and healthy ageing, enhance independent living and well-being of older persons, and create a society for all ages.

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The European Geriatric Medicine Society (EuGMS) is a collaborative and coordinating organization of national geriatric medical associations in Europe. Its main goal is to promote geriatric medicine in all European countries as a recognized independent medical specialty and thus to support older people who are affected by age-related diseases. EuGMS supports the availability and access to corresponding services. It promotes education, ongoing professional development and an evidence-based consensus on the most effective prevention and treatment strategies for older people in Europe.

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The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Aging (EIP on AHA) is an initiative of the European Commission to promote innovation and digital transformation in the field of active and healthy aging. The concept is a partnership that can help strengthen EU research and innovation. As such, it brings together all relevant actors from different political areas at EU, national and regional level in order to meet certain social challenges, and thus involves all levels of innovation chains. The initiative also offers some limited funding opportunities and keeps submitting tenders for specific initiatives

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The European Network in Aging Studies (ENAS) was first founded in 2010 as part of the "Live to be a Hundred: The Cultural Fascination with Longevity," project funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) in the "Internationalization in the Humanities" program. When the NWO-funded project ended in 2013, ENAS was revived as a formal international association based in Graz.

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The mission of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics is to advance the highest level of success in gerontological research and training worldwide and to work with other international, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations to promote gerontological interests globally and on behalf of member associations. The association pursues these activities by improving the quality of life and well-being of all people, taking into account that they experience aging individually and at a social level.

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The “Aging in Europe” research network aims to promote international collaboration between researchers in the fields of aging and provides information to its network partners. The network organizes conferences and workshops, issues a newsletter and maintains an email list. The “Aging in Europe” research network is part of the European Sociological Association (ESA), but is open to members of all scientific disciplines.

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Founded in 2011, the Aging & Social Change Research Network is a forum for discussion of challenges and opportunities for a rapidly growing segment of the population worldwide.  

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The Global Aging Network is committed to promoting a dialogue between application-oriented researchers and providers in order to create a fact-based basis for practice. Using individual research projects and periodic cross-national forums, they examine the research needs of providers and the possibilities of translating research into practice. The main areas of interest are long-term nursing staff, technology, cultural change and apartments with childcare options.

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The TITTAN project (Network for Technology, Innovation and Translation in Ageing) aims to tackle that challenge, by improving the quality and performance of the European regional healthcare systems in relation with the healthy and active ageing. Its specific objective is to exchange, benchmark and implement good practices and measures in 7 European regions about policies which can foster the design, up-taking and use of innovative technology-based products/solutions.

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AFE-INNOVENT aims at mobilising a EU-wide community of local and regional authorities and other stakeholders to support the scaling-up of innovative solutions for age-friendly environments to support active and healthy ageing across Europe.

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UEMS is a representative organization of the National Associations of Medical Specialists in the EU and its member states. UEMS represents over 1.6 million medical professionals from a wide range of specialist areas. It also has connections and relationships with European institutions (Commission and Parliament), with other independent European, medical institutions and European medical / scientific associations