More Years, Better Lives - The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

Basic Information


Joint Programming is a new approach to foster collaboration and coordination in R&D in Europe. It is a member-states driven activity. The Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) "More Years, Better Lives - The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change" seeks to enhance coordination and collaboration between European and national research programmes related to demographic change.
Areas affected by demographic change cover a wide range of research fields and policy topics ranging from health to social welfare, education & learning, work & productivity to housing, urban & rural development and mobility. The JPI therefore follows a transnational, multi-disciplinary approach bringing together different research programmes and researchers from various disciplines in order to provide solutions for the upcoming challenges and make use of the potential of societal change in Europe. Currently 15 countries are participating in the JPI „More Years, Better Lives“.

Research fields covered by the network

  • Biotechnology
  • Government and social relations
  • Health
  • Information and communication technologies

Target Groups

  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
  • Private and Semi-private Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs)
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
  • Large Corporations

Is connected with

Joint Calls

Joint Call Title Type Launch Date Deadline
End Date
4th Call: Equality And Wellbeing Across Generations one-stage 18/05/2020   14/09/2020 03/11/2020

Funded: 6

3rd Call: “Ageing and Place in a digitising world” one-stage 11/01/2017  

Submitted: 0


Submitted: 30


Successful: 0

Funded: 8

2nd Call: Welfare, Wellbeing and Demographic Change: Understanding Welfare Models one-stage 18/01/2016  

Submitted: 0


Submitted: 21


Successful: 0

Funded: 5

First Call “Extended Working Life and its Interaction with Health, Wellbeing and beyond” one-stage 01/04/2015  

Submitted: 0


Submitted: 41


Successful: 0

Funded: 5