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Societal Challenge 1: Health, Demographic Change and Well-being and related Programs

The main policy objectives of Societal Challenge 1 (SC1) are to improve health and well-being outcomes, to promote healthy and active ageing, to promote market growth, job creation, and the EU as a global leader in the health area.

The main policy objectives of Societal Challenge 1 (SC1) are to improve health and well-being outcomes, to promote healthy and active ageing, to promote market growth, job creation, and the EU as a global leader in the health area. The challenges to this goal derive from the ageing of European population and lifestyle patterns, which, if not actively managed through a life-course approach, will increase the burden of chronic diseases on individuals, on existing health and care systems and on society. This will also result in increase of public expenditure coupled with labour force and productivity losses.

Activities supported under this Societal Challenge offer a unique opportunity to improve the quality of life of EU citizens, to position the EU as a central player in the global context and to stimulate the high quality of European research and innovation (R&I) and industrial competitiveness by mobilising relevant European R&I performers, both public and private.

The funding instruments available are:

 

Please contact the Local Contact Point, Research Advisors at your Faculty or Institute or the National Contact Points for information on calls for proposals, work programmes, relevant publications and policy documents for SC1, EU funded SC1 projects, European Reference Networks on EU healthcare policy and Health Advisory Groups.