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.
The overall objective of this call is to complement, support and add value to the policies of the Member States aimed at improving the health of Union citizens and reduce health inequalities by promoting health, encouraging innovation in health, increasing the sustainability of health systems and protecting Union citizens from serious cross-border health threats.
Projects submitted should address the key societal challenges of EIT Health – promoting healthy living, supporting active ageing and improving healthcare. Selected projects will contribute to EIT Health Campus becoming the leading brand for excellence in education, which will support students, professionals, executives and citizens in the transformation of health and healthcare.