Calls for proposals

Call for proposals 2017

In February 2017 the new call for proposals of the Active and Assisted Living (AAL) programme has been launched. The challenge for the call for proposals of 2017 is 'AAL packages/Integrated solutions: Packages integrating different solutions based on ICT to support active, healthy and independent living of older adults'. The deadline for submission of proposals was May 24th, 2017. All information and documents about AAL call can be retrieved from the central AAL website.

Call for proposals 2016

The challenge for AAL Call 2016 was: “LIVING WELL WITH DEMENTIA - Providing integrated solutions based on ICT to support the wellbeing of people living with dementia and their communities”. The deadline for submission of proposals was May 26th, 2016.

Eligibility criteria for Dutch partners in AAL call 2016

The objective of the Netherlands participation in AAL is the availability on the market and take-up / implementation of ICT-based solutions for Dutch seniors, their family/social networks and the Dutch care and social support system within ca. 2 years after the project. 
To achieve this the following national Dutch eligibility criteria are applicable.

  1. To be eligible for funding in The Netherlands, a group of Dutch partners has to be involved as partners in the project consortium. This group should include at least:
  2. One Dutch primary and/or secondary and/or tertiary end user organisation* intending to act as a ‘launching customer’ of the AAL solution (if successful).  A ‘launching customer’ can be a senior organisation, a care or welfare organisation, a municipality, a health insurance company, a housing cooperation etc.
  3. The Dutch end user organisation(s) must take part in the pilots with a considerable number of end users
  4. An end user partner can take part in only one funded project in AAL call 2016!
  5. One Dutch company that will make the solution available for the Dutch market and will provide (technical) support to end user organisations in the Netherlands.

Financial viability and business soundness of Dutch enterprises and organizations will be verified.

N.B. The maximum financial contribution for Dutch partners is € 500.000,-- per AAL project (not per partner).

Detailed information about the funding rates for Dutch AAL partners is described in the National Eligibility Criteria of The Netherlands. 

Download National Eligibility Criteria of The Netherlands


Under the Active & Assisted Living Programme (AAL 2) annual calls have been launched since 2014. These calls have a challenge-led approach with a strong user and market orientation and a substantial role for social innovation and business innovation. The calls that have been launched so far had the following challenges:

  • Call 2014: Care for the future (22 projects, 8 with Dutch partners)
  • Call 2015: Active and independent living at home (20 projects, 8 with Dutch partners)


Under the Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme (AAL 1) annual calls have been launched from 2008 - 2013. These calls had a thematic approach. In these 6 calls a total of 150 project have been funded. Partners from The Netherlands participated in 48 AAL projects.
Information about the individual projects can be found in the AAL Project Catalogue. Information about the projects with Dutch participation can be found in the flyers (in Dutch), published on the Dutch programme website of AAL.

The themes of the AAL calls were:

  1. Prevention and management of chronic conditions in elderly people (2008)
  2. Advancement of social interaction of elderly people (2009)
  3. Advancement of older persons’ independence and participation in the “self-serve society” (2010)
  4. Advancement of older persons’ mobility (2011)
  5. (Self) management of activities for daily life at home and support of informal carers (2012)
  6. Supporting occupation in life of older adults (2013).

* Definition of end-users in the AAL Joint Programme:

  • Primary end-users are older adults who are actually using AAL products and services. This group directly benefits from AAL solutions by increased quality of life. Primary end user organizations are organizations who represent older adults (e.g. senior organizations/cooperations etc.)
  • Secondary end-users are persons or organisations directly in contact with primary end-users, such as formal and informal care persons, family members, friends, neighbours, care organisations and their representatives. This group benefits from AAL directly when using AAL products and services (at a primary end-user’s home or remote) and indirectly when the care needs of primary end-users are reduced.
  • Tertiary end-users are such institutions and private or public organisations that are not directly in contact with AAL products and services, but who somehow contribute in organizing, paying or enabling them. This group includes the public sector service organizers, municipalities, social security systems, insurance companies, housing corporations etc. Common to these is that their benefit from AAL comes from increased efficiency and effectiveness which result in saving expenses or by not having to increase expenses in the mid and long term.
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