ENGAGED – Community building on active and healthy ageing

Programme: Competitiveness and innovation framework (CIP)
Project Status: COMPLETED


What aims and scope

To build a learning community of stakeholders with different backgrounds and from across various European countries to nurture the emergence of innovative and sustainable active and healthy ageing (AHA) services that maximise technology use. 

How it became possible 

The consortium comprised 15 partners who came from one of two backgrounds:

  • Specialist EU-level networks active in the field of active and healthy ageing 
  • Key regional, research and knowledge partners

Each partner brought access either directly or through its members to front-line experiences. They also offered key skill sets related to community building, digital engagement, research and analysis.

Through various working methods, the community was able to build and facilitate coalitions of stakeholders interested and willing to cooperate closely to promote the transferability of evidence, as well as common strategies, for wider deployment and market development of active and healthy ageing services.

More specifically, the consortium took actions such as:

  • Establish close relationships with the Market place of the EIP AHA and Reference sites to ensure opportunities for synergies were fully exploited
  • Convene a series of mutual learning workshops for either more in-depth exploration of common topics of the action groups of the EIP or capacity building in less advanced regions on these topics
  • Draw up roadmaps for targeted deployment on these topics and among selected groups of regions 
  • Finalise a long-term cooperation model for a self-sustaining network
  • Promote the vigorous and healthy growth of the community by designing and implementing dissemination and awareness raising strategy

Where EHMA delivered

EHMA coordinated the ENGAGED thematic network, ensuring the correct financial and administrative administration of the project, strong liaison between the participants and the Commission, and effective oversight of the Grant Agreement execution.


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s ICT Policy Support Programme as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme under Grant Agreement number 325172. This page and the publications contained herein only reflect the author’s views. The European Union is not liable for any use that might be made of the information contained in this page and publications.


The ENGAGED thematic network provided a full array of documentation and materials that would shed light on the roadmaps for wide-scale deployment and the framework for the uptake of such roadmaps.


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