First European Innovation Partnership Launched
Mar 16, 2011
The European Commission (EC) has launched its first European Innovation Partnership, choosing to focus on the theme of Active and Healthy Ageing. Active and healthy ageing was chosen, as it is a societal challenge common to all European countries, and is viewed as an area where Europe has considerable potential global leaders in providing innovative responses to this challenge. Within this theme, three policy areas have been identified as a particular focus: prevention and health promotion, integrated care, and independent living of elderly people. Overall, the overarching target of this partnership will be to increase the average healthy lifespan in the European Union by 2 years, by 2020.