2014 Call for Proposals of the AAL Programme

Ageing demographics and declining health in older adults are predicted to put unaffordable pressures on care systems and society, so change and innovation is required to better cope with these challenges. Old-age support ratios are projected to halve between 2012 and 2050 across OECD countries. There are other factors, such as increased urbanisation and migration that result increasingly in older people living alone and contribute to making current approaches to professional care, informal care and service delivery unsustainable.

The 2014 Call Challenge of the AAL Programme aims at funding the development and testing of ICT-based solutions in real life situations which enable and support sustainable care models for older adults. Applicants should consider:

  • How ICT-based solutions reconcile increased demand with limited resources;
  • How ICT-based solutions increase and facilitate the supply of formal and informal care for older adults;
  • How ICT-based solutions reduce the demand for care through prevention and self-management;
  • How ICT-based solutions can support the shift towards better care at home and in the community.

Basic Information on Call AAL 2014:

  • Date of publication: 28 March 2014
  • Closure date: 26 June 2014, 17h00 Central European Time (CET)
  • Indicative total funding: 32,807,000 € This amount includes a contribution of up to 14,440,000 € by the European Communities.
  • Consortia submit one common project proposal with one partner acting as coordinator.
  • Project proposals will be evaluated centrally by independent European experts.
  • Selection of proposals will be based on the evaluation and selection criteria specified in chapter 7 of the Guide for Applicants.
  • Approval of the list of selected proposal by the AAL General Assembly is expected for September 2014.

For further information and the call text, please visit:
http://www.aal-europe.eu/call-2014-care-for-the-future/

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