The proposed action is expected to enable diversification of constellations of actors and stakeholders in Research and Innovation processes, a spread of good practices among them, and a transformation in their governance framework. Constellations of actors are already visible in public-private partnerships and open science and open innovation, but now becoming broader and more heterogeneous. This is both about new constellations of existing actors (as in public-private interactions) and new or modified constellations because of new actors joining in.
The objective of this call is to support projects aimed to develop a better understanding of the processes of involving European citizens and the co-creation of knowledge under various cultural, societal and regulatory backgrounds.
While traditional approaches to public engagement will remain, this topic constitutes an opening towards the ‘new wave’ of public engagement where ‘co-creation’ is a key notion. It will provide innovative solutions to the more heavily technology and/or systems oriented approaches in other parts of Horizon2020.
The Recommendation “Upskilling Pathways: new opportunities for adults" aims to help adults acquire a minimum level of literacy, numeracy and digital skills and/or acquire a broader set of skills by progressing towards a higher qualification (depending on national contexts) through 'an upskilling pathway'. They may be in employment, unemployed or economically inactive, with a need to strengthen basic skills.
Successful applicants to the call for proposals will receive funding for activities that
- prepare the ground for the implementation of "Upskilling Pathways" (e.g. by taking stock of existing provision and identifying any gaps, by identifying priority groups, etc.)
- foster sustainable arrangements for its implementation (e.g. by supporting stakeholders to disseminate information, by capacity building, etc.).
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.
This action aims at developing a better understanding of co-creation processes and outcomes under various cultural, societal and regulatory backgrounds. It will allow better-targeted policy support in the future.
The new call for awards “Valuing the expertise of people living with dementia” has been launched by the European Foundations’ Initiative on Dementia (EFID) in order to reward initiatives that give people living with dementia a stronger voice and value and respect their autonomy and citizenship.
Up to 10 projects will be funded with up to € 10.000.
RegioStars Awards identify good practices in regional development and highlight original and innovative projects that are attractive and inspiring to other regions.
After being selected by an independent jury, representatives from the finalist projects will be invited to attend the Award Ceremony. You might be one of the winners!
The Award Categories for 2017 are:
- Smart Specialisation for SME innovation
- Energy Union: Climate action
- Women Empowerment and Active Participation
- Education and training
- CityStars: Cities in Digital Transition
Supporting Member States in mainstreaming health promotion and disease prevention in health and educational settings
The call is based on the Third Programme for the Union's action in the field of Health (2014-2020) and its 2017 Work Programme.
The objective of this call is to communicate the potential of health promotion and disease prevention and health determinants in the Member States and to increase the commitment of public authorities to this topic.
The eHealth Adoption Awards 2017 is a prize that recognises the work of adopters and their technological suppliers in implementing eHealth innovation for the benefit of patients. Both adopters and suppliers are invited to jointly apply and publicly present their success story at the eHealth Week in Malta.
The aim of this call is to support innovative, transnational and multi-disciplinary collaborative projects integrating different solutions based on ICT to support active, healthy and independent living of older adults. The proposal must demonstrate a clear route to market and added-value for the different types of end-users.
Visit this page for more information
Pour la troisième année consécutive, le Réseau Francophone des Villes Amies des Aînés lance son concours Villes Amies des Aînés avec pour thème en 2017 "Bouger et agir dans sa ville !".Ce concours est ouvert aux adhérents du Réseau et leurs partenaires. Une catégorie spéciale est ouverte aux acteurs qui ne sont pas encore membres de l'association.
This Call 2017 “Ageing and place in a digitising world” is concerned with the ways in which the health and wellbeing of older people, at all stages of later life, is supported and promoted through the design of the social and physical environment, access to opportunities to learn, and the use of technologies of all kinds. The overarching aim of our JPI is to find ways to improve the health and wellbeing of older people, to enable less-active elderly to be more engaged in social life and more active contributors to wider society, and to do this in cost-effective ways.
The activity aims at developing and validating radically new ICT based concepts and approaches for empowering and motivating people in need of guidance and care due to age related conditions, in cooperation with their carers where relevant, and to help them improve and maintain their independence, functional capacity, health status as well as preserving their physical, cognitive, mental and social well-being.
The objective of the pilot project is to develop actions aimed at increasing the critical thinking towards the media among citizens of all ages and to test the feasibility and usefulness of such actions. Critical thinking includes, among other skills, the ability to distinguish information from propaganda, to deconstruct media communication and to interact with social media in a mindful way.
Media is to be understood as covering all kinds of media and through all kinds of channels.
The projects target citizens of all age groups and some of the actions would tackle minorities, low-skilled people and people at risk of being socially marginalised.
Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme - Operating Grants 2017 to Framework Partners active in the area: rights of persons with disabilities
Grants for project aiming to create an area, where equality and the rights of persons, are promoted, protected and effectively implemented.
The European Health Award honours initiatives aiming to improve public health or healthcare in Europe. It was established in 2007 to promote cross-border cooperation, multi-country working and the development of sustainable, innovative and transferable initiatives which address current challenges such as disparities in health status, access to services and the provision of treatment within Europe.
The European Health Award includes prize money of €10,000 and the 2016 prize will be presented at the 19th European Health Forum Gastein in September 2016.
Deadline for submission: 27 May 2016
A selection of funding opportunities related to the use of new technologies (ICT) for Health and Wellbeing can be found on the European Commission (DG CNCT) website at:
In the framework of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the European Union has launches a call for proposals for a total of €17 million for the deployment of European digital service infrastructures (DSIs). This call comes on top of a first call launched on 30 October for the amount of €39 million. This second call covers four different areas, in order of importance:
- online health, improving patients' rights in the cross-border exchange of data;
- electronic identification, for the recognition and cross-border validation of electronic identities;
- online contract awards, leading to more transparent, more targeted and more efficient public passationexpenditure;
- online dispute settlement, reinforcing out-of-court alternatives.
Call for Tender - European accessibility requirements for public procurement in the built environment
CEN and CENELEC have just opened a Call for Tender for individuals to apply as Experts willing to contribute to the activities of the second Phase of M/420 'Mandate to CEN, CENELEC and ETSI in support of European accessibility requirements for public procurement in the built environment'.
The European Commission and EFTA are financing the creation of a Project Team of maximum of seven Experts, including a Project Team Leader, who will be tasked to work on M/420 Phase II execution, under the coordination and leadership of JWG Secretariat.
Phase II of M/420 is about the standardization activity, mainly the production of:
1. A European Standard (EN) on functional European accessibility requirements of the built environment
2. A Technical Report 1 (TR 1) on technical performance criteria
3. A Technical Report 2 (TR 2) on conformity assessment
Tenders can be sent to Mr José Ángel Arenas (AENOR)
The Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Programme is launching its first Challenge Prize to source innovations in internet connected devices and technologies (Internet of Things) that empower older adults to achieve the quality of life they aspire to, socially and independently. The innovation should present a business opportunity which improves connectivity between older adults, devices and technologies related to any aspect of their life (e.g., home, social, work, study, transport or services). Innovations must involve older adults in the development and testing of the technology.