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05 December 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Heather Smith
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Packages integrating different solutions based on ICT to support active, healthy and independent living of older adults


The AAL Call 2017 is part of the Active & Assisted Living (AAL) Programme that was approved in May 2014 by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. As part of the work-programme, the AAL Programme intends to launch in February 2017 a new Challenge-led Call for Proposals: “AAL packages/Integrated solutions”


The aim of this call is to support innovative, transnational and multi-disciplinary collaborative projects. The proposal must demonstrate a clear route to market and added-value for the different types of end-users. The previous AAL calls have shown impressive results culminating in effective and practical solutions. However, many solutions address only a specific need,  have not yet been integrated and incorporated into everyday life and have not been evaluated sufficiently.


Increasingly, end-users are asking for well-integrated solutions that are intuitively useful, personalized, and take the entire life span into consideration. These include informal and formal caregivers whenever relevant. In addition, end-users-especially secondary and tertiary ones such as caregivers and policy-makers have an urgent need for proven evidence about the effects and effectiveness of AAL solutions.


The focus of the 2017 call challenge of the AAL Programme is twofold:


  1. The challenge lies in developing packages integrating different solutions that address the needs and wishes of end-users and add value to their lives. Since peoples’ wishes, aspirations, and needs evolve over time, packages should be designed with built-in flexibility and a variety of components in order to meet diverse individual situations and to remain attractive to end-users over time. End-users expect proposed solutions to be affordable, user-friendly, secure, and reliable. Packages should be based on existing and/or open platforms.
  2. The challenge lies in extensive testing and evaluating of packages in order to provide meaningful and significant results.


Please note:

Final call information is intended to be published with the launch of the call text on the AAL website in February. The AAL Central Info & Partnering Day is planned for the 6th of March 2017 in Brussels.  All the information regarding AAL Programme Call Challenge 2017 is indicative and subject to change.