Monitoring and Assessment Framework for the

EIP on Active and Healthy Ageing (MAFEIP)

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The MAFEIP project started in September 2012 as a cooperation between JRC-IPTS, DG CONNECT and DG SANCO in the context of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA).  

The EIP on AHA was the first Innovation Partnership to be launched by the European Commission in 2011 as part of the Innovation Union, one of the seven flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 strategy for growths and jobs. The Innovation Partnerships have been conceived to address weaknesses in the European research and innovation system which prevent innovation from making it to the market stage. In the context of an ageing European population, active and healthy ageing has been identified by the European Commission as both a major societal challenge common to all European countries and an opportunity for Europe to take the lead in providing innovative solutions in this field which the pilot European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing will seek to address. More specifically, the EIP on AHA aims to add, by 2020, two healthy life years (HLY) to the average healthy life span of European citizens. In achieving this, the Partnership seeks to pursue a triple win for Europe:

  • Improving the health status and quality of life of European citizens, with particular focus on older people;
  • Supporting the long-term sustainability and efficiency of health and social care systems;
  • Enhancing the competitiveness of EU industry through business and expansion of new markets.

Besides defining priority areas of work and Specific Actions, the Strategic Implementation Plan for the EIP on AHA foresees the creation of Action Groups whose aim is to "jointly carry out the selected actions, address specific barriers, seeking synergies and breaking silos".

The EIP Steering Group selected the following six Specific Actions from the Strategic Implementation Plan as priority areas to be considered in establishing a Monitoring Framework:

  1. Prescription and adherence action at regional level;
  2. Personalised health management, starting with a Falls Prevention Initiative;
  3. Actions for prevention of functional decline and frailty;
  4. Replicating and tutoring integrated care for chronic diseases, including remote monitoring at regional level;
  5. Development of interoperable independent living solutions, including guidelines for business models;
  6. Innovation for age friendly buildings, cities and environments.

The role of the JRC-IPTS is to support with the definition of a common monitoring framework which should facilitate and harmonise the monitoring of the process and outcome indicators of the individual actions, six specific Actions Groups and their influence on the triple win and the overall objective of two healthy life years.

More specifically the MAFEIP study aims to:

  • Develop process indicators and outcome indicators for the six Action Groups based on the outcome objective of the respective Action Group
  • Develop methodologies for reliable estimation of impact of the actions on the population in Europe
  • Model the expected HLY's in 2020 depending on assumptions
  • Establish the link between the outcome indicators and the objective of 2 additional HLY's as well as the triple win



Fabienne Abadie