AFE-INNOVNET next webinar: “EU Funds for Age-friendly Initiatives”

19 November 2014

The webinar will be the chance to discuss European opportunities that support initiatives in the domain of demographic change and ageing population. Therefore three different Directorates-General (DG) of the European Commission have been invited to present initiatives that can help you undertake new age-friendly initiatives or reinforce your current actions: DG Employment and Social Affairs, DG Health and Consumers (DG SANCO) and DG Communications Networks, Content & Technology (Connect).

Several crucial themes for local and regional authorities and their partners will thus be addressed, such as the opportunities related to the European Social Fund (ESF), Horizon 2020 and Information and Communications Technology: initiatives and calls of the coming months will be on the agenda!

  • For the programming period 2014-2020, the ESF priorities are employment (training and life-long learning), education and social inclusion (at least 20% of the ESF in each Member State will have to be used to support social inclusion).
  • Furthermore, during the first two years of Horizon 2020 (Work Programme for 2014/15), the EU will invest some €1 200 million in the challenge of “health, demographic change and wellbeing”.
  • Finally, DG Connect ICT-based innovation to allow people to age actively and independently

We invite you to join us on Wednesday 19 November 2014 at 11:00 (CET). To register, click here.

To access the webinar, click here.

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