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COURAGE in Europe - COllaborative Research on AGEing in Europe

Objective

The European Commission has identified the challenge of population ageing as the most pressing policy issue in the 21st century. As Europeans live longer and disabilities in this population increase, valid and comparable longitudinal data on their health is essential for evidence based policy making. Valid data requires better measurement instruments and methodologies for longitudinal and cross-population comparative analyses. After an in-depth critique of existing ageing studies, COURAGE in Europe will develop, and validate in three countries, measures of health and health-related outcomes for an ageing population. These measures will be grounded in the WHO’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). The ICF offers the only scientifically valid framework for evidence-based measurement of non-fatal health outcomes. We also propose to disentangle the confusion found in current ageing studies between objective states of health and subjective conditions of quality of life and well-being. These elements must be measured independently and against the background of the clear conceptual framework of health. COURAGE in Europe will enhance the scientific study of ageing by developing a tool to demonstrate the relevance to the ageing population of two environmental factors: the built environment and social networks. In sum, COURAGE in Europe is not proposing another ageing study, but the development of a tool to measure of health and health-related outcomes, for an ageing population, that offers objective and evidence-based prevalence trends, and which relates these to both quality of life and well-being outcomes as well as to the role of health determinants such as the built environment and social networks. Understanding ageing and its determinants will have a considerable impact on public health policies by identifying strategies for intervention.

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2007-B
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

FONDAZIONE IRCCS ISTITUTO NEUROLOGICO CARLO BESTA
Address
Via Giovanni Celoria 11
20133 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 415 000
Administrative Contact
Matilde Leonardi (Dr.)

Participants (12)

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 440 000
Address
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Somnath Chatterjii (Dr.)
TERVEYDEN JA HYVINVOINNIN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 659 000
Address
Mannerheimintie 166
00271 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jaakko Penttinen (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 130 000
Address
Calle Einstein 3 Ciudad Univ Cantoblanco Rectorado
28049 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Amigo Ana (Ms.)
PARC SANITARI SANT JOAN DE DEU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 102 000
Address
Calle Doctor Antoni Pujadas 42
08830 Sant Boi De Llobregat
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Josep Maria Haro Abad (Dr.)
PROVINCIA LOMBARDO VENETA - ORDINEOSPEDALIERO DI SAN GIOVANNI DI DIO- FATEBENEFRATELLI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 52 998
Address
Via Pilastroni 4
25125 Brescia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Fra Marco Fabello (Mr.)
AGENZIA REGIONALE DELLA SANITA

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Via Pozzuolo 330
33100 Udine
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cristina Turco (Dr.)
IRCCS - ASSOCIAZIONE LA NOSTRA FAMIGLIA 'ISTITUTO SCIENTIFICO EUGENIO MEDEA'
Italy
EU contribution
€ 25 998
Address
Via Don Luigi Monza 1
22037 Ponte Lambro
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Laura Nulli (Dr.)
PBS DGA Spolka z o.o.
Poland
EU contribution
€ 360 000
Address
Ul. Junakow 2
81-812 Sopot
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Beata Tusk - Fandrey (Ms.)
IPSOS OPERACIONES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 499 999
Address
Alcala 96
28009 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sandrine Camporro (Ms.)
CF CONSULTING FINANZIAMENTI UNIONE EUROPEA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 120 000
Address
Via Giuseppe Mussi 1
20154 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carla Finocchiaro (Ms.)
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 69 998
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31007 Krakow
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jolanta Palowska (Ms.)
AZIENDA PER I SERVIZI SANITARI N 5 BASSA FRIULANA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 124 999
Address
Natisone Fraz Jalmicco 11
33057 Palmanova
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elena Cussigh (Dr.)