Is an ageing population also an opportunity for Regions?

Ageing well through ICT: the renewal of AAL and its funding opportunities


Breakfast organized by the AAL Programme and the Assembly of the Regions and supported by ERRIN Network.




Opening welcome
Assembly of Regions and AAL Programme

The funding opportunities provided by the AAL in the field of active ageing until 2020 (the open call, the future, the Forum)
Karina Marcus, Director of AAL

Networking and Q&R



During the event a breakfast will be served to the attendees.


Some highlights

The AAL Programme (previously AAL JP) finances innovation projects in public-private partnership in the field of Ambient Assisted Living.

The Programme is co-funded by 19 European countries as well as the European Commission (http://localhost/aalold/) and has a total budget of 700 Mio Euros for the time frame of 2014-2020. The overall objective of the AAL is to enhance the quality of life of older adults while strengthening the industrial base in Europe through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).


Since 2008, the AAL JP has issued 6 calls for proposals each focusing on a different issue in the field of AAL and has funded 140 trans-national innovations projects with over 1000 partners. Almost half of these project partners are Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), which are collaborating with user organisations, industry, universities and research organisations in the development of innovative solutions. The topics covered by the projects include management of chronic conditions, social inclusion, access to the self-serve society, mobility of older adults, management of daily activities, support from informal carers (e.g. family and friends), and occupation in life. The AAL JP projects aim at introducing their solution to the market within 2 to 3 years after the end of the project. As part of their funded work, they hence perform pilot tests in realistic settings and develop their business model together with the most relevant players of the value network.


The 2014 Call Challenge of the AAL Programme aims at funding the development and testing of ICT-based solutions in real life situations which enable and support sustainable care models for older adults (http://localhost/aalold/get-involved/calls/call-2014-care-for-the-future/). This call is open until 26 June 2014. The involvement of regional authorities is strongly encouraged!


The AAL Programme also organises the annual AAL Forum, which has become a reference for the AAL community in Europe and which also reaches out to AAL communities outside Europe ( The next Forum will take place on 9-12 September 2014 in Bucharest.


For registering to the event

Director Institutional Relations & Partnerships
Tel/Fax: +32 2 880 9563

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