In response to the demographic change and the population ageing in Europe, the Joint Programme “Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)” was implemented 2008-2013 on the basis of article 185 of the Lisbon Treaty.
The programme will be continued as "Active and Assisted Living Research and Development Programme (2014-2020)". The AAL regulation has been adopted by Council and Parliament on 6 May 2014.
The objective of the joint initiative is to enhance the quality of life of elderly people and to strengthen the industrial base in Europe through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). In particular, AAL will foster the emergence of innovative ICT-based products, services and systems for ageing at home and at work, improving quality of life and autonomy and reducing the costs of health and social care.
Organization and Participation
Besides the European Commission, 23 states joined the AAL Joint Programme (2008-2013). Among the partner states were 20 European Member States (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom), as well as three Associated States (Israel, Norway and Switzerland).
Germany participates not anylonger in the JP AAL (2014-2020).
Responsible for the implementation of the Programme is the AAL Association, based in Brussels, which is supported by the participating states.
Participation in the transnational calls is open to research consortia with a minimum of three project partners from three different partner states of the AAL Joint Programme. The participation of companies, in particular SMEs, and end-users is compulsory. The expected duration of the projects is between one and three years.
The AAL Programme (2014-2020) is funded in the framework of HORIZON 2020 under the theme "Health, demographic change and wellbeing".
50% of the total budget are public and 50% private funding. The national funding is complemented by an additional EU contribution amounting to a maximum of max. EUR 175 million for the duration of the AAL Joint Programme. The funding procedures are subject to the respective national regulations.
Please note that Germany participates not in in the JP AAL 2014-2020.
The call topic of the AAL Programme 2019 is: “Healthy Ageing through Digital Solutions and Ecosystems.”
An Info Day will be held in Vienna on January 30, 2020.
the next call topic of the AAL Programme
This survey is open until 17 September 2015