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Building bridges for innovation in ageing: Synergies between action groups of the EIP on AHA

An Erratum to this article was published on 23 November 2016

Abstract

The Strategic Implementation Plan of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) proposed six Action Groups. After almost three years of activity, many achievements have been obtained through commitments or collaborative work of the Action Groups. However, they have often worked in silos and, consequently, synergies between Action Groups have been proposed to strengthen the triple win of the EIP on AHA. The paper presents the methodology and current status of the Task Force on EIP on AHA synergies. Synergies are in line with the Action Groups’ new Renovated Action Plan (2016-2018) to ensure that their future objectives are coherent and fully connected. The outcomes and impact of synergies are using the Monitoring and Assessment Framework for the EIP on AHA (MAFEIP). Eight proposals for synergies have been approved by the Task Force: Five cross-cutting synergies which can be used for all current and future synergies as they consider overarching domains (appropriate polypharmacy, citizen empowerment, teaching and coaching on AHA, deployment of synergies to EU regions, Responsible Research and Innovation), and three cross-cutting synergies focussing on current Action Group activities (falls, frailty, integrated care and chronic respiratory diseases).

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Abbreviations

AG:

Action Group

AHA:

Active and Healthy Ageing

CoP:

Conference of Partners

CRD:

Chronic Respiratory Diseases

EICA:

European Interdisciplinary Council on Ageing

EIP on AHA:

European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

EU:

European Union

ICT:

Information and Communication Technology

MACVIA-LR:

Reference Site Contre les MAladies Chroniques pour un VIeillissement Actif en Languedoc-Roussillon

MAFEIP:

Monitoring and Assessment Framework for the EIP on AHA

PROEIPAHA:

Support Action to the EIP on AHA

QALY:

Quality-Adjusted-Life-Years

QOL:

Quality of life

RAP:

Renovated Action Plan

RRI:

Responsible Research and Innovation

RSCN:

Reference Site Collaborative Network

TF:

Task Force

WHO:

World Health Organization

WHODAS 2.0:

World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0

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Bousquet, J., Bewick, M., Cano, A. et al. Building bridges for innovation in ageing: Synergies between action groups of the EIP on AHA. J Nutr Health Aging 21, 92–104 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12603-016-0803-1

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Key words

  • European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing
  • polypharmacy
  • education
  • falls
  • frailty
  • integrated care
  • citizen empowerment
  • chronic respiratory diseases