Calls for proposals

This call for projects is launched by the Croatian Foundation Zajednički put, a non-profit organization - and a member of AGE - dedicated to developing, advocating for and implementing a decent, quality, safe and active life, adapted to the needs and abilities of each individual senior citizen. It aims to support the best sustainable model that will connect individuals with older persons in need of companionship and support for daily practical activities (shopping, medical appointments, bill payment) as well as emotional support. Preference will be given to solutions that include mentoring of the caring process and a preselection process for both parts ('helpers' and senior citizens).

A EU-funded grant of €30,000 will be offered to implement the selected innovative solution.

You will find more information on this call on the Foundation's website and on the innovation platform.

For further questions you can also contact Lea Banović at

The foundation's Challenge will be presented on 22nd February 2018 at 10:00 at the Educational and Research Center of the Foundation Zajednički put in Zvonimirova 17, 2nd floor. 

This can be followed live webstreamed following this click (operational at the time of the event).


Deadline for Submission: Sunday, 15 April, 2018

This new social innovation call for proposals aims at supporting governmental and non-governmental actors as well as social partners in delivering on the rights and principles set out in the European Pillar of Social Rights with regard to reconciling work and private life. It aims also at funding projects to develop, test, and implement innovative work-life balance strategies in the workplace. The purpose of these strategies is to facilitate the reconciliation of work and private life through supporting a more equal share of care responsibilities between working women and men, thereby encouraging a higher participation of women in the labour market.

The budget earmarked is estimated at € 10.000.000 and the European Commission expects to fund 5-7 proposals.

Further details and the submission form can be found here


Deadline for Submission: Wednesday, 18 April, 2018 Innovation Platform (SCHIP) is an EU funded initiative aimed to encourage interactions between the different stakeholders for the co-development of social innovation solutions addressing current societal challenges.

Coordinated by META Group (Italy), together with the European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN) and Impact Hub, this platform tests a novel approach in the selection of solutions that are demand driven and user centered. It supports the commitment of public authorities, private companies and third sector organisations in defining, prioritising social and environmental challenges, and uploading them onto the platform. It will next encourage the participation of social innovators, startups and SMEs to identify, fund, co-develop and test concrete solutions to these needs. 

27 challenges will be chosen and, for each challenge, 3 ‘semi-finalists’ will be selected. 

The 2018 calls will be launched as of 15 January 2018.

Rea more on the Platform website


Deadline for Submission: Sunday, 15 April, 2018

The Smart Ageing Prize is a competition that aims to identify the most promising solutions in Europe using information and communication technologies for active ageing and its main theme. This year's topic is ‘products and services that use innovative digital technologies to support older people to participate fully in social life’. 

More information on the AAL website


Deadline for Submission: Friday, 30 March, 2018

With a budget of approximately 2 billion EUR, the Work Programme Societal Challenge 1 'Health, Demographic Change & Wellbeing'(2018-2020) will invest in seven strategic research priorities, including topics such as personalised medicine, digital transformation in health and care and cybersecurity in health and care.

List of topics of the different calls with 24 April 2018 as a deadline:

  • Adaptive smart working and living environments supporting active and healthy ageing
  • Exploiting the full potential of in-silico medicine research for personalised diagnostics and therapies in cloud-based environments
  • Prototyping a European interoperable Electronic Health Record (EHR) exchange
  • Supporting investment in smart living environments for ageing well through certification
  • Support to further development of international cooperation in digital transformation of health and care
  • Digital health and care services – support for strategy and (early) adoption
  • Support to a Digital Health and Care Innovation initiative in the context of Digital Single Market strategy
  • Toolkit for assessing and reducing cyber risks in hospitals and care centres to protect privacy/data/infrastructures
  • Raising awareness and developing training schemes on cybersecurity in hospitals

Visit this page for more details


Deadline for Submission: Tuesday, 24 April, 2018

The purpose of the contest is to develop innovative and sustainable mobility solutions for older people (65+). The prize will be awarded to the entry that demonstrates the best solution (which is at least a prototype solution demonstrated in an operational environment during an implementation period of at least 5 months) to the challenge while meeting the award criteria: Measurability, Social impact, Economic impact, Community engagement, Scalability and replicability, Sustainability, Originality and creativity.

Click here for more details on this prize


Deadline for Submission: Thursday, 28 February, 2019

The aim of the call is to support projects by Member States that analyse existing gender gaps and develop effective measures to tackle them, in particular the gender gap in pensions. 

This call for proposals aims to achieve the objectives defined in the Strategic engagement for gender equality 2015-2019 and the European Pact for gender equality. 

More information here

Deadline for Submission: Thursday, 22 February, 2018
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