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.
Seven strategic research priorities are implemented through the three calls under the 2018-2020 tri-annual work programme:
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).