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ALFA is cofunded by the Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme under call 3: "ICT-based Solutions for Advancement of Older Persons’ Independence and Participation in the “Self-Serve Society."

The objective of the Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme (AAL JP) 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. Main activity under the AAL Joint Programme is the funding of R&D projects in the AAL domain that result from regularly published calls for proposals.

The AAL JP 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).

National co-funding authorities:

Netherlands:

  • Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, contactorganisation: ZonMW

Italy:

  • Ministero dell´ Università e della Ricerca

Spain:

  • Dirección General para el Desarollo de la Sociedad de la Información del Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio 
  • Instituto de Salud Carlos III del Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovatión