Basic Information

Europe’s population is undergoing a fundamental adjustment of its age structure just like in many other countries around the world, such as Canada or Taiwan. Higher life expectancy through economic, social and medical progress has meant that our population is becoming steadily older. The ageing population brings new challenges as well as new opportunities with regard to many areas of our daily lives while having an increasing impact on our health & care systems as well as our labour markets. This is especially relevant today as the whole globe is confronted with an unprecedented health threat, the Covid-19 pandemic, which particularly effects older adults.

Network AAL 2
Aim of the joint call Digital solutions in health and care can support the well being of older adults in many areas of their daily lives at home and in their communities. They can also support care professionals and informal carers and help tap into the labour potential of active and healthy older people. While keeping an open call approach (i.e open to all 8 AAL application areas – see section1.4), the call 2021 would like to stress three elements, namely an inclusive health & care approach (health prevention, preservation of physical & mental health, social participation), the stimulation and upscaling of innovation in active & healthy ageing through health & care eco-systems and the accessibility of digital solutions to end users, e.g. through education for greater e-literacy.
Type of joint call One Stage - Call with no pre-proposals submission
Launch date 15/12/2020
Deadline Full-Proposal 21/05/2021 Submitted proposal: n/a
Evaluation End Date n/a Successful proposal: n/a Proposals funded: n/a
Is call co-funded? Yes
Call follow up funding n/a
Call reasons n/a
Research fields
  • Health
Type of research n/a
Target groups n/a
Participating networks n/a