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European Online Week of Active and Healthy Ageing, 2-6 November 2020

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Together, Active Assisted Living (AAL) Programme, the EIP on AHA (European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing), and the Joint Programming Initiative More Years, Better Lives (JPI MYBL) invite you to the European Week of Active & Healthy Ageing (EWAHA) on 2-6 November, 2020.

All three supporting initiatives, the AAL Programme, EIP on AHA, & JPI MYBL were set up in order to support Europe’s adaptations to an ageing society. The three have collaborated closely in 2019-2020 to unite their efforts. Now, they are putting demographic change more prominently onto Europe’s research and innovation agenda.

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Ageing better

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Care for the elderly faces the biggest change it has ever seen. Not only because of concerns about the quality and affordability of care, but also because our view of ageing is gradually changing.

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Over the next few decades

The percentage of old people in the population will rise, in part because of successful health policies. However, a longer life has problems of its own. Many ZonMw programmes are directed towards improving the health and welfare of elderly people. Our underlying conviction is that elderly people should be able to do things their own way, and as independently as possible, with the support of their social networks and – where necessary – professional help.

ZonMw works to achieve this through research, innovation, and attention for the dissemination and practical application of knowledge.

ICT solutions for older adults

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Learn more about co-creation and commercialisation of ICT solutions for older adults in the publication ‘The impact of AAL in the Netherlands’. The publication shows what the European Active & Assisted Living (AAL) programme has delivered for the Netherlands until now. Often in the words of those who directly involved. Their stories provide an inspiring glimpse into the future everyday lives of older adults.

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The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

The Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) More Years, Better Lives (MYBL) seeks to enhance coordination and collaboration between European and national research programmes related to demographic change in order to provide solutions for the upcoming challenges and to make use of the potential of societal change in Europe.

website JPI MYBL

Active and Assisted Living

The Active and Assisted Living Joint Programme (AAL JP) is designed to foster the development of innovative technological/ICT-based products, services and systems to meet the needs of our ageing society and compensate for the expected staff shortages in the care sector. ZonMw is responsible for the implementation of AAL JP in the Netherlands.

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Addressing societal challenges

In Europe, as well as globally, we face a number of societal challenges that no country or region can tackle alone. Addressing these so-called Grand Societal Challenges efficiently and effectively requires combined efforts and new ways of collaboration between countries. Today, there are 10 Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) with the aim to tackle Grand Societal Challenges. In a new brochure they explain the benefits of participating in a Joint Programming Initiative.

Brochure JPIs

News

Mapping integrity: a scientific and personal challenge

Fenneke Blom (Amsterdam UMC) and colleagues brought together existing initiatives that encourage research integrity and accommodated them at The Embassy of Good Science. Anyone working to promote research integrity can now draw on these initiatives for ideas and inspiration. Fenneke looks back at her project, which was both a scientific and a personal challenge.

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Talent Scheme newsflash: simplified application process and planning 2023

The introduction of a two-stage assessment procedure will streamline the application process for the entire Talent Scheme. In addition, the submission dates for the pre-proposals for the 2023 Talent Scheme are largely known: 14 March for the Vici and 5 September for the Veni. The deadline for the Vidi pre-proposal will fall in the last quarter of 2023.

News

ZonMw signs Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment

On 28 October, ZonMw signed the European ‘Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment’. This agreement between the European Commission and Science Europe (the European research organisations) contains agreements on how research results should be assessed with the aim of improving the quality and impact of research.

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Research integrity at universities of applied sciences: are researchers and directors taking responsibility?

In 2019 Rob van der Sande, lector at the HAN University of Applied Sciences, launched a ZonMw project to develop integrity training courses for the universities of applied sciences (UASs). Three years on, he is conducting an interim review with Susan Berentsen, UAS lecturer and leader of the implementation project. Is research integrity more than data management, privacy and statistical significance? Why did they decide to focus on training for...

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Calls

Concepts for health and social care research for neurodegenerative diseases

Topics

  • Living with neurodegenerative diseases as a patient at moderate, advanced and end-of-life stages of disease progression
  • New concepts for enhancing health and social care
  • Alignment of the specific needs of patients and available supply by health and social care system
  • Focus on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, Parkinson’s disease and PD-related disorders, Prion diseases, motor neuron diseases, Huntington’s disease, spinocerebellar ataxia, spinal muscular atrophy

Part of programme

EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND)

Published on

2 November 2022

Deadline

13 December 2022,
12.00

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Contact

Urmila Gangaram Panday

Programme Manager

+31 70 349 52 94
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