Monitoring and Assessment Framework for the

EIP on Active and Healthy Ageing (MAFEIP)

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Since 2012, JRC IPTS has been working in cooperation with DG CONNECT and DG SANCO on the development of a common monitoring framework for the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA), through the 'Monitoring and Assessment Framework for the EIP on AHA (MAFEIP) project.

The aim of the EIP on AHA is to increase the healthy lifespan of European citizens by two healthy life years (HLY) by 2020, improve the quality of life and health status of European citizens, and contribute to more sustainable health and care systems and to economic growth in Europe (also called the "Triple Win").

The MAFEIP monitoring framework should facilitate and harmonise the monitoring of the process and outcome indicators of interventions undertaken by stakeholders (called "commitments") in the EIP on AHA's Actions Groups and assess the impact of these interventions on the triple win and the overall objective of two healthy life years.

Over the last two years, the MAFEIP study has focused on both process and outcome indicators. The analysis of process indicators provides an understanding of the composition and evolution of the EIP on AHA such as on the involvement in Action Groups (e.g. lead stakeholders), type of stakeholders (e.g. research institutes, industry, public authority), the target groups covered, end user involvement, and more.


Countries represented in the EIP on AHA*

Number of commitments

per Action Group


*Percentage of EIP on AHA commitments representing a particular country (EU-28 plus Norway & Switzerland)
 Country represented by more than 30% of all EIP on AHA commitments
  Country represented by more than 20% but less than 30% of all EIP on AHA commitments
  Country represented by more than 10% but less than 20% of all EIP on AHA commitments
  Country represented by less than 10% of all EIP on AHA commitments

For outcome indicators, an analysis of data from EIP on AHA commitment has been carried out to identify indicators that are most used across the six Action Groups and that are more likely to be capable of modelling the link to the key targets of the EIP.  Following this, a MAFEIP conceptual model has been developed which rests on decision analytic modelling (DAM). The latter was identified as best suited in the context of the high diversity and heterogeneity of interventions carried out in the EIP on AHA. It is currently being implemented as a three stage Markov model via a web tool which will allow remote data entry by EIP on AHA commitments, with IPTS support.

Current and forthcoming publications


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.



Christian Böhler

Fabienne Abadie