Monthly Archives: July 2011

JPND is co-leading with the Spanish Ministry of Research a Working Group on Research Mapping in Aging which met for the first time in Brussels last week.

The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP AHA) is the pilot case for the concept of European Innovation Partnerships (EIPs), as announced in the Europe 2020 Strategy.

Endorsed by both the European Parliament and Council, the EIP AHA is requiring close cooperation across public health, research and innovation, ICT as well as industrial policy and competitiveness. A High Level Steering Group is driving the partnership, co-chaired by Vice President Kroes (Digital Agenda) and Commissioner Dalli (Health and Consumers).

The objectives are to pursue a “Triple Win” for Europe – healthy elderly, healthy public finances, healthy business. The target is that by 2020, the number of healthy life years in the EU will have increased on average by 2 years.

The EIP AHA is currently identifying Priority Action Areas.  As part of this process, JPND is co-leading with the Spanish Ministry of Research a Working Group on Research Mapping in Aging which met for the first time in Brussels last week. Philippe Amouyel, Chair of JPND, is a member of the High Level Steering Group and is leading the workshop. Karine Baudin (INSERM_Transfert) is a member of the Sherpa Group. Alex Pemberton of the Medical Research Council, UK presented yesterday on the provisional results of the JPND mapping exercise.

The EIP AHA High level Steering Group is meeting again on September 16th and October 4th to draw up the Strategic Implementation Plan with the aim for this plan to be presented at the December EU Competitiveness Council meeting. The Sherpa group will meet on July 7th to prepare for the Steering Group meeting.

http://ec.europa.eu/research/innovation-union/index_en.cfm?section=active-healthy-ageing