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The objective of the Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Joint Programme is to enhance the quality of life of older people and strengthen the industrial base in Europe through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The motivation of the new funding activity is in the demographic change and ageing in Europe, which implies not only challenges but also opportunities for the citizens, the social and healthcare systems as well as industry and the European market. The concept of Ambient Assisted Living is understood as

- to extend the time people can live in their preferred environment by increasing their autonomy, self-confidence and mobility,
- to support maintaining health and functional capability of the elderly individuals,
- to promote a better and healthier lifestyle for individuals at risk,
- to enhance the security, to prevent social isolation and to support maintaining the multifunctional network around the individual,
- to support carers, families and care organisations,
- to increase the efficiency and productivity of used resources in the ageing societies.

The AAL Joint Programme is initially set up for a duration from 2008 to 2013. The programme´s planned total budget is 700 M€, of which approx. 50% is public funding - from the AAL Partner States and the European Commission - and approx. 50% is private funding from participating private organisations (e.g. enterprises).

The public funding consists of contributions of the national programmes of the AAL Partner States (this funding is only granted to the successful project partners residing in the respective Partner State) and that of the European Community. The EC financial contribution amounts to a maximum of 150 M€ for the duration of the AAL Joint Programme.

Organisme financeur

Agence National de la Recherche (supportée par la Caisse Nationale de Solidarité et la CE)


2008 - 2013

Thématiques : ICT-based Solutions for Advancement of Older Persons’ Independence and Participation in the “Self-Serve Society”

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