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    Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing

    The specific objective of Societal Challenge 1 is to improve the lifelong health and well-being for all -children, adults, elderly. In addition, high-quality and economically sustainable health and care systems, and opportunities for new jobs and growth are the aims of support to research and innovation in response to this challenge. They will make a major contribution to Europe 2020.

    The motto of the recently published work programme 2018-2020 is to “Deliver solutions for a better health for all” by:     

    • Effective integration of personalised medicine approaches;
    • Fighting infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance;
    • Addressing the needs of vulnerable groups and chronic diseases;
    • Decoding the role of environment in health  – including climate change;
    • Exploring the digital potential for health innovation and healthcare;
    • Stimulating innovation in healthcare and industry,
    • Improving the health of the workforce and promote regulatory science.

    Societal challenge 1 is also implemented by the Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 (IMI 2), European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and the Active and Assisted Living Programme (AAL).

    Key Information

    Swiss eligibility:                       Switzerland is fully associated to Horizon 2020 
    Horizon 2020 Funding:           Participant Portal
    Topic search:                           Find your topic
    Types of projects, eligibility:   Factsheet

    Your Contact

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    Sasha Hugentobler

    National Contact Point (NCP):
    Health, Demographic Change & Wellbeing
    Effingerstrasse 19
    3008 Bern
    Tel.:+41 31 380 60 06

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    Date City Vacancies Registration
    23 NOV
    Organiser: Euresearch Head Office / A. Szeberenyi / Euresearch Head Office / S. Hugentobler
    05 DEC
    Co-organiser: Euresearch Head Office
    07 DEC
    Organiser: Euresearch Lausanne/Vaud