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Strategic Implementation Plan of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

dianagosalvez Diana Gosálvez Prados last modified 21/11/2012 16:55

With this Strategic Implementation Plan, the Steering Group of the European Innovation Partnership on active and healthy ageing delivers its rationale, its vision and its suggestions for addressing the challenge of innovation for active and healthy ageing.


At its meeting of 7 November 2011, the high level Steering Group adopted the Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP). The SIP outlines a common vision and a set of operational priority actions to address the challenge of ageing through innovation. The high level Steering Group invites the European Commission, the Council of the EU and the European Parliament to support the plan.

The Steering Group invites the European Commission to address barriers to innovation in the field of active and healthy ageing and to foster a more effective use of EU funding.

The Strategic Implementation Plan foresees a first set of specific actions to be launched in 2012:

  • Innovative ways to ensure patients follow their prescriptions – a concerted action in at least 30 European regions;
  • Innovative solutions to prevent falls and support early diagnosis for older people;
  • Co-operation to help prevent functional decline and frailty, with a particular focus on malnutrition;
  • Spread and promote successful innovative integrated care models for chronic diseases amongst older patients, such as through remote monitoring. Action should be taken in a number of the EU’s regions;
  • Improve the uptake of interoperable ICT independent living solutions through global standards to help older people stay independent, mobile and active for longer.

In addition, networking and knowledge sharing on innovation for age-friendly buildings, cities and environments will be pursued.

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