Results announced - 2016 Call for Reference Sites of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

As a result of the Call for Reference sites 2016 launched in December 2015 at the Conference of Partners of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing, a total of 74 regional and local organisations have been awarded "Reference Site" status.

These organisations have demonstrated the existence of comprehensive strategies to advance innovation for active and healthy ageing, based on a "Quadruple Helix" model that includes stakeholders from industry, civil society, academia and government authorities at a regional and local level.

Together these regions represent a commitment of over four billion € (2016-2019 period) to invest in innovative solutions that will lead to improvements in the quality of life of the ageing population, support efficiencies and sustainability of health and social care delivery and finally, stimulate economic growth and competitiveness. These investments will benefit an expected five million people in the next three years.

The Reference Site status is granted to organisations who have demonstrated excellence in the development, adoption and scaling up of innovative practices for active and healthy ageing, in line with the strategic objectives of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) and particularly the European Scaling Up Strategy for Innovation in Active and Healthy Ageing. The Scaling Up strategy supports the European Commission priority of establishing a Digital Single Market to unlock online opportunities for digital products and services.

For the first time, as a result of the peer-review and expert review process in the 2016 Call, and given the "national and cross-regional dimension" of the applicant's activities, the panel of experts has decided to award the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, the status of "National Reference for Excellence in promoting Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing". Future calls will further explore the potential to have government-led National initiatives interested in participating in the EIP on AHA, proving an opportunity to showcase their innovative practices and contribution to scaling up innovation for the ageing population.

Join us at the European Summit on Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing (5-8 December 2016) to meet the Reference Sites. If in the meantime you are interested in engaging with the Reference Sites please contact the Reference Sites Collaborative Network.

Reference Site

Country

Contact

Award

Amsterdam Metropolitan Area

The Netherlands

Lilian Hoff

Andalusia

Spain

Ana Carriazo

Aragon

Spain

Juan I. Coll Clavero

Arsenàl.IT - Veneto's Research Centre for eHealth Innovation

Italy

Claudio Saccavini

Asturias

Spain

Elena Carantona

Aust-Agder County and Vest-Agder County

Norway

Rune Fensli

Baden-Württemberg

Germany

Daniel Buhr

Balearic Islands

Spain

Elena Cabeza

Barcelona Province

Spain

Alejandra Millet Pi-Figueras

Basque Country

Spain

Jon Darpón Sierra

Campania

Italy

Maddalena Illario

Catalonia

Spain

Antoni Dedeu Baraldes

Centro

Portugal

Joao Malva

City of Augsburg

Germany

Andreas W. Huber

City of Badalona

Spain

Jordi Piera Jiménez

City of Helsinki

Finland

Arja Peiponen

City of Kraljevo

Serbia

Milan Vukovic

City of Kuopio

Finland

Markku Tervahauta

City of Liverpool

United Kingdom

Dave Horsfield

City of Oulu

Finland

Anne Rännäli-Kontturi

City of Sofia

Bulgaria

Yanko Kuzmanov

City of Terrassa

Spain

Manel Balcells Diaz

City of Zagreb

Croatia

Antonija Balenović

East of France

France

Cédric Virciglio

Emilia-Romagna

Italy

Maria Luisa Moro

Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth

Germany

Peter Kupferschmid

Flanders

Belgium

Loes Houthuys

Friuli Venezia Giulia

Italy

Mr. Arrigo Venchiarutti

Galicia

Spain

Susana Fernandez Nocelo

Global Alliance Chronic Respiratory Diseases Regional Network

Turkey

Arzu Yorganciogly

Greater Manchester

United Kingdom

Mike Burrows

Healthy Ageing Network Northern Netherlands

The Netherlands

Daan Bultje

Heraklion-Crete

Greece

Panayiotis Mitsias

Île-de-France

France

Louis Potel

Kiev-Zhitomir

Ukraine

Leonid Bogatyrchuk

Kinzigtal

Germany

Christian Melle

Lazio

Italy

Ursula Kirchmayer

Liguria

Italy

Lorenzo Bertorello

Limburg

Belgium

Laura Visconti

Lodz Province

Poland

Lucyna A. Wozniak

Lombardy

Italy

Maurizio Bersani

MACVIA France Network

France

Jean Bousquet

Madrid

Spain

Teresa Chavarria Giménez

Medical Delta

The Netherlands

Agaath Sluijter

Metropolitan Area of Porto (Porto4Ageing)

Portugal

Elísio Costa

Milan Metropolitan - Bergamo Province

Italy

Maria Romano

Murcia

Spain

Beatriz Martínez-Lozano Aranaga

Norrbotten

Sweden

Lisa Lundgren

North Brabant Province

The Netherlands

Peter Portheine

North East England

United Kingdom

Graham Armitage

North West Coast of England

United Kingdom

Andrew Shakeshaft

Northern Ireland

United Kingdom

Elaine Colgan

Nouvelle-Aquitaine

France

Alain Rousset

Oberbergischer Kreis

Germany

Wolfgang Goetzke

Olomouc

Czech Republic

Zdenek Gütter

Pays De La Loire

France

Hajjam Jawad

Piedmont

Italy

Valeria Romano

Pirkanmaa

Finland

Anja Tuulonen

Puglia

Italy

Adriana Agrimi

Regional Network Long Lasting Memories

Greece and Cyprus

Bamidis D. Panagiotis

Republic of Ireland Regional Network

Ireland

David William Molloy

Saxony

Germany

Gerhard Hegendörfer

Scania

Sweden

Alexander Dozet

Scotland

United Kingdom

Donna Henderson

Southern Denmark

Denmark

Christina E. Wanscher

Stavanger

Norway

Kristin Hetland

Styria

Austria

Katharina Weinzerl

Provincia Autonoma di Trento

Italy

Diego Conforti

Tuscany

Italy

Elisa Scopetani

Twente

The Netherlands

Miriam Vollenbroek-Hutten

Valencian Community

Spain

OPESVAL

Wales

United Kingdom

Nick Batey

West Flanders Province

Belgium

Inge Taillieu

Yorkshire and the Humber

United Kingdom

Stephen Stericker

Zealand

Denmark

Esther Bülow Davidsen 

 

You can download a pdf version of the announcement here [pdf, 648kb].

 

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