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European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

 By 2020, the average healthy lifespan must increase by two years in the EU by improving health and quality of life for European citizens – especially the elderly. Furthermore an effort must be made to make the health systems and social systems more efficient.

EIP on AHA (European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing), or The European Innovative Partnership is a partnership supported by the EU commission that changes the usual way of collaboration when it comes to large societal challenges that are relevant for all member countries, such as health.

The Region of Southern Denmark represented by the Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark is involved in the innovation partnership on active and healthy ageing.

3 pillars

The work in the partnership is divided into three pillars;

  1. Prevention, screening, and early diagnosis
  2. Treatment and cure
  3. Active ageing and independent living.

The Region of Southern Denmark participates in all three pillars and is also a 3-star reference site of EIP on AHA.

Being a reference site means bringing good examples that illustrate an extensive, innovative approach to healthy and active ageing into the partnership. As a reference site, the Region of Southern Denmark is focussing on the cross-sector collaboration between the GP, the hospital, the municipalities, and the patient and how this collaboration is supported by IT and strategies.

EIPonAHA supports the Region’s target areas and entail the following:

  • enabling the citizens to lead healthy, active, and independent lives while ageing;
  • improving the sustainability and efficiency of the social and health care system;
  • boosting and improving the competitiveness of the markets for innovative products and services, responding to the ageing challenge at both EU and global level, thus creating new opportunities for businesses in the Region.


Furthermore it is the region’s intention to expand and qualify the solutions and ventures that already exists in the health area by elevating it to a European level. This could e.g. include evaluation and/or validation of existing solutions, tests of new solutions, or dissemination of tested solutions. This is what the innovation partnership is for.


Read more about the EIP AHA on the official website.

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