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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

‘Reflecting on science should become normal practice’

The new Promoting Good Science (PGS) programme, which is the follow-up to the Fostering Responsible Research Practices (FRRP) programme, will be chaired by Sally Wyatt. PGS is aimed at encouraging sustainable improvements in the science system. Eduard Klasen is stepping down as former chair of FRRP, and he is confidently passing the baton on to his successor Sally, who wants to involve the broader science domain.

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Genderful Research World: to integrate sex and gender in your research

In the Summer of 2021, an international team of early career researchers won the ZonMw/CIHR-IGH Gender in Research Award. It allowed the team to bring their innovative idea for supporting health researchers in integrating sex and gender in research to life. Now they proudly present The Genderful Research World (GRW), an interactive online platform designed for health researchers to easily access resources related to integrating a sex- and...

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Related programmes

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Events

EURECO Conference 2021: Tackling the ‘digital divide’

Persons with disabilities, with care needs or with psychiatric illnesses are particularly affected by the impact of the digital divide in society. The EURECO 2021 conference will focus on approaches to promote the development of equal digital participation for these vulnerable groups as well.

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Online matchmaking event Create2Solve

Do you face challenges in finding an animal-free innovation in research and industry? Sign up for the online matchmaking event on 10 February 2021 at 13:00h CET of Create2Solve by sending an e-mail to mkmd@zonmw.nl.

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Contact

Urmila Gangaram Panday

Programme Manager

+31 70 349 52 94
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