Pre-announcement of AAL Call Challenge 2021

The AAL Association announces the challenge for the AAL 2021 Call for proposals:



AAL Call 2021 is part of the Active & Assisted Living Programme that was approved in May 2014 by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.

As part of the work-programme, the AAL Programme intends to launch a new Challenge-led Call for Proposals in December 2021.  The aim of this Call is to support innovative, transnational and multi-disciplinary collaborative projects.

While keeping an open call approach (i.e open to all 8 AAL application areas), the Call 2021 would like to stress three elements, namely an inclusive health & care approach (health prevention, preservation of physical & mental health, social participation), the stimulation and upscaling of innovation in active & healthy ageing through health & care eco-systems and the accessibility of digital solutions to end users, e.g through education for greater e-literacy.

Types of projects

Both Collaborative Projects and Small Collaborative Projects will be supported by 2021 Call (countries participating in SCPs should be checked once the Call text published).

Please note:

Final call information is intended to be published with the launch of the Call on the AAL website by mid-December 2020.

The AAL Central Info & Partnering Day is planned for the end of January 2021, online.

Applicants are encouraged to go through the latest tools an support developed by the AAL Programme for applicants and project participants, namely:

  • The new Partner search tool here offering opportunities for finding partners or being found by partners for AAL projects; it also allows to publish general collaboration ideas, not necessarily linked to the AAL Annual Call for proposals.
  • The Public Deliverables analysis and reports here presenting some of the main outputs of previously funded projects covering five key-distinct areas, namely commercialisation of the solution, end users’ involvement and co-creation, ethics and privacy, technological development, and pilots and testing.
  • The new AAL guidelines on ethics, data privacy and security here providing a model that integrates general law compliance with an ethical dialogue

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