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J-Age II Report Summary

Project ID: 643850
Funded under: H2020-EU.3.1.

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - J-Age II (Coordination Action for implementation and alignment activities of the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) 'More Years – Better Lives – the Challenges and Opportunities of Demographic Change')

Reporting period: 2015-03-01 to 2016-02-29

Summary of the context and overall objectives of the project

J-Age II is the Coordination Action for implementation and alignment activities of the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) 'More Years Better Lives – the Challenges and Opportunities of Demographic Change'. It will essentially continue the work of J-Age.
J-Age II will support and foster the overall management of the JPI, update the Strategic Research Agenda and support implementation through joint activities between Member States. The Consortium consists of 9 countries; Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

One of the main objectives of J-Age II is the implementation of the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) of the JPI More Years Better Lives (JPI MYBL). This includes the alignment of national, European and international policies and programs and issuing calls and other joint activities in the field of demographic change as well as updating the SRA and SRA implementation strategies on the basis of experience with joint programming.
Furthermore, the work plan includes dissemination and information exchange with scientific and societal stakeholders, policy makers and research funders as well as an evaluation and monitoring exercise. Ultimately, the project and the JPI seek to stimulate the alignment of relevant national programmes and EU initiatives, strengthen the base of multi-disciplinary and holistic ageing research in Europe and to provide scientific evidence for policy responses to demographic change.

Work performed from the beginning of the project to the end of the period covered by the report and main results achieved so far

In year 1 of the project the implementation of the SRA started with the first joint call of the JPI(JTC2015) being processed and five projects received grants. The second joint call(JTC 2016) was prepared in collaboration with the scientific and the societal advisory board and launched in spring 2016. The work also resulted in the documentation of the standard operating procedure for joint calls. Preparations started for the alignment of policies and programs, European networking and international networking, the data profiles were validated and enriched and taken into account for the mapping exercise.

Work towards the SRA update started with the first version of the thematic database. The advisory boards of the JPI wrote work programmes for 2015-2017 and these were aligned with the J-Age II description of Actions and the planned action and event of the General Assembly into the work programme of the JPI MYBL. The website of the JPI was updated and a private area was created where the members of the different boards could find relevant documents and meeting papers for future meetings are available.

A communication and dissemination plan for the JPI was written and a preliminary target audience and stakeholder’s list was established. The progress of the JPI MYBL will be evaluated during this project. A first monitoring report and a paper documenting data gathering and how the activities from the JPI and its bodies will be tracked were delivered.

J-Age II essentially continues the work of J-AGE as a Coordinated Support Action for JPI MYBL.
The main objective of J-Age II is the implementation of the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) of the JPI More Years Better Lives (JPI MYBL) which includes the alignment of national, European and international policies and programs and issuing calls and other joint activities in the field of demographic change as well as updating the SRA and SRA implementation strategies on the basis of experience with joint programming.

Objectives
- Development of effective structures, strategies and procedures for joint
- Programming in the field of demographic change.
- Elaboration of the SRA and recommendation of initiatives to GA.
- Implementation of SRA in joint activities
- Alignment of national research programs on demographic change

Progress beyond the state of the art and expected potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far)

The stakeholder involvement initiative initiated by the Societal advisory board of the JPI MYBL is successful and widely appreciated by the other JPI's.
It now is adopted by Era learn 2020.

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Record Number: 190209 / Last updated on: 2016-11-09