Target groupThis seminar is open to public officials from all state levels working in the areas of health, social care, innovation, public procurement, or any other related area. We also invite members of research organisations, companies or other entities, both from within or outside the EU to participate.DescriptionEuropeans are living longer than they used to, and are doing so in a healthier way. On the other hand, fertility rates are lower than replacement levels. As a result, Europe has an ageing population. This poses a number of challenges to European societies, most notably with regard to shrinking labour forces and the sustainability of social systems. In order to tackle these challenges, the Europe 2020 strategy for a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth emphasises the urgent need to promote active ageing policies. With the Horizon 2020 programme (H2020), the EU stimulates innovation in all kinds of fields. Under the societal challenge ‘Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing’, the biggest part of H2020 funding is allocated to innovative projects to keep older people active and independent, and to promote the development of new technologies and systems in this regard. Finally, H2020 funding also supports those research and investment projects that contribute to the sustainability of heath and care systems. With the first Work Programme 2014-2015 slowly coming to an end, it is of utmost importance and relevance to look ahead. The overall strategic orientation for the Work Programme 2016-2017 will very likely be in the area of promoting healthy ageing and personalised healthcare. In light of these events, EIPA is organising a seminar on how to apply for funding under the societal challenge ‘Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing’ in order to realise your innovative projects.Learning methodologyThe seminar will use a mixture of training methods. The lectures are given by an EIPA expert, Commission officials, representatives of successful applicants and other experts. The speakers will have different backgrounds to provide a variety of views and perspectives. Each speaker will prepare comprehensive documentation for distribution to the participants. EIPA will provide the participants with relevant background material and documentation.ObjectivesBy the end of the seminar, participants will have gained an insight into the structure of Horizon 2020 and will be able to successfully apply for funding. With an emphasis on the societal challenge ‘Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing’, this seminar aims to equip participants with the necessary tools to implement innovative ideas and solutions in order to tackle the challenges demographic change is posing to Europe, the Member States and local and regional authorities. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to learn from others, whilst gaining an insight into what the next work programme (2016-2017) will bring.
28 May 2015 @ 09:00 am
29 May 2015 @ 06:00 pm
Duration: 1 days, 9 hours
Grupotel Gran Vía 678
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes