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3rd Call for proposals under the AAL Joint Programme - Deadline on 30 July

The Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Joint Programme has launched its third Call for Proposals with the topic ICT based solutions for Advancement of Older Persons’ Independence and Participation in the "Self-Serve Society".

The core of the AAL Joint Programme is to provide innovative ICT based solutions to elderly persons, which means innovative products, systems or services addressing identified wishes and needs of the end-users. Projects funded under the AAL Joint Programme will be multinational, collaborative and cost-shared. Funding contracts of individual project partners will be concluded with the relevant national funding authority. The AAL JP is a demand-driven R&D funding programme for innovative ICT-based solutions (products, services, and systems) for ageing well. Improving the quality of life, autonomy, participation in social life, skills, and employability of older people is the main goal of the AAL program, while improving service delivery and reducing care costs are secondary targets. AAL projects should address major issues associated with a market introduction of 2-3 years after finalisation of the project. Previous calls by the AAL JP have targeted specific application areas. Call 1 asked for proposals on “ICT-based solutions for prevention and management of chronic health conditions of elderly people”, while Call 2 asked for “ICT-based solutions advancement of social interaction of elderly people”. In Call 3, the approach is different, focusing on the structural, pervasive challenges to an ageing population when society requires mastery of technology of all citizens: ICT-based Solutions for Advancement of Older Persons’ Independence and Participation in the “Self-serve Society”. The details of the call are available here: http://www.aal-europe.eu/calls/aal-call-3-2010. Please refer also to the AAL Forum for project ideas and partner searches: http://www.aalforum.eu/profiles/blogs/aal-joint-programme-announces