Demographic change is one of the great societal challenges that the European states currently face. 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.
Areas affected by demographic change cover a wide range of research fields and policy topics ranging from health to social welfare, education & learning, work & productivity to housing, urban & rural development and mobility. The JPI More Years Beter Lives therefore follows a transnational, multi-disciplinary approach bringing together different research programmes and researchers from various disciplines in order to provide solutions for the upcoming challenges and make use of the potential of societal change in Europe.
Joint Programming is a new approach to foster collaboration and coordination in R&D in Europe. It is a member-states driven activity. Currently 15 European countries plus Canada and Israel are participating in the JPI More Years, Better Lives.
The Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) of the JPI defines priorities for research and policy making in 4 domains of demographic impact on society: