A new framework for integrating health services delivery and long-term care


The evolution of the scholarly debate on ‘integrated care’ and related initiatives to overcome fragmentation of service delivery has taken various directions and advances over the past two decades. On the one hand, care integration describes efforts focused on better coordination and linkage of services and specializations within the health system, e.g. disease management and related guidelines.

Bedürfnisse älterer Menschen in der Gesundheitsversorgung

Im Projekt soll eine Datengrundlage zur Verbesserung der Informationen über die Erwartungen, Wünsche, Bedürfnisse bzw. die gewünschten Rahmenbedingungen älterer Personen in der Gesundheitsversorgung schaffen. Im urbanen (Wien) und ruralen (Waldviertel) Raum werden dazu insgesamt 28 episodische Interviews mit Personen, die 65 Jahre oder älter sind und noch zu Hause leben, durchgeführt.

SUSTAIN - Sustainable Tailored Integrated Care For Older People In Europe

SUSTAIN aims to concretely improve the way care services for older adults are organised and delivered across Europe, and especially for those who have multiple health and social care needs. This page will provide more information about the background and activities of SUSTAIN.

The project started from our observation that in all European countries, care for older people is often poorly coordinated. This prevents care from adequately meeting the needs of older adults, and it shows that quality of care and outcomes could be much improved.



Managing Frailty:

Ein umfassender Ansatz zur Förderung eines beeinträchtigungsfreien Lebens im Alter:

Die ADVANTAGE Initiative


Frailty stellt eine große Belastung für die betroffenen Personen dar und ist eine Herausforderung für die Nachhaltigkeit von Gesundheits- und Sozialsystemen in ganz Europa.

Call for project (14.11.2018): Horizon 2020 "2 Billion for Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing"

The European Commission is calling for new projects to be funded under the Horizon 2020-Work Programme 2018-2020. With Europe facing healthcare challenges, ICT for health and ageing is an important part of this. Researchers and innovators in this field are requested to apply before 24 April 2018.

FACTAGE – Fairer Active Ageing for Europe

The FACTAGE project examines emerging inequalities in Europe’s ageing societies, with a specific focus on labour markets, (healthy) life expectancy and subjective well-being. The FACTAGE consortium recognizes these as major societal challenges which can be addressed by innovative evidence-based policymaking. The aim is to identify policies that can best promote fairness within and between generations.


INTERREG Austria - Hungary: Age-friendly Region New models to improve quality of life across the Austrian-Hungarian borders

In 2010 the World Health Organisation launched the initiative ‘Age-friendly World’. The vision is to reshape all towns and regions into living spaces in which to grow old. The project ‘Age-friendly Region’ will contribute to bringing this vision to the Austrian-Hungarian border region by improving the situation of older people in need of care. The project will develop new approaches so that older people in need of care and their relatives can better cope within their familiar context to enjoy an appropriate quality of life in old age. 


Ressortübergreifende Fachinformationen zum Thema demografischer Wandel in der Arbeitswelt

Mit dem Portal werden für Deutschland ressortübergreifende Fachinformationen zum Themenfeld "Demografischer Wandel und Arbeitswelt" leicht zugänglich gemacht. Das Portal bietet einen Überblick über aktuelle Entwicklungen in verschiedenen Lebensbereichen, die die Arbeitswelt beeinflussen. Zudem liefert es AkteurInenn aus Politik und Praxis differenzierte Hintergrundinformationen, um die Rahmenbedingungen gesunder und produktiver Arbeit anzupassen und weiterzuentwickeln.