Active and Healthy Ageing Across the Life Course

Basic Information

Network ERA-AGE 2
Aim of the joint call The European Research Area in Ageing (ERA-AGE 2) has launched Europe’s first joint research programme in the ageing field by publishing a call for multidisciplinary research applications on “Active and Healthy Ageing Across the Life Course”. The call is dedicated to the achievement of enhanced and healthy ageing and, in particular, to address the major priority established by the AHAIP (Active and Healthy Ageing Innovation Partnership) of a 2 year increase in healthy life expectancy in the European Union by 2020. Thirteen funders in nine countries have committed €4.3 million to fund research projects of up to three years. This is Europe’s first joint call for ageing research and follows the second round of ERA-AGE’s post-doctoral fellowship programme, FLARE (Future Leaders of Ageing Research in Europe). Applications are invited from multidisciplinary research groups representing 3 to 5 funding countries. Stage-one pre-proposals can be submitted between 1 June 2011
Type of joint call Two Stages - Call with pre-proposals and full proposals submissions
Launch date 01/06/2011
Deadline Pre-Proposal 03/10/2011 Submitted proposal: 35
Deadline Full-Proposal 02/03/2012 Submitted proposal: 12
Evaluation End Date 01/10/2012 Successful proposal: 6 Proposals funded: 6
Is call co-funded? No
Call follow up funding
  • There are no follow-up mechanisms
Call reasons
  • Achieving critical mass
  • Addressing global issues
  • Access to expertise from different countries
  • Addressing specific scientific and technological issues
Research fields
  • Government and social relations
  • Health
  • Socio-economics sciences and humanities
Type of research
  • Basic research
  • Applied Research
Target groups
  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
Participating networks n/a