The Active and Assisted Living Programme (AAL) is an initiative under Article 185 TFEU (ex Article 169 TEC). AAL is a funding activity that aims to create better condition of life for the older adults and to strengthen the industrial opportunities in Europe through the use of information and communication technology (ICT). It carries out its mandate through the funding of across-national projects) that involves small and medium enterprises (SME), research bodies and user’s organizations (representing the older adults).
The objective of the Active and Assisted Living Programme (AAL) 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 specific aims are to:
- Foster the emergence of innovative ICT-based products, services and systems for ageing well at home, in the community, and at work, thus increasing the quality of life, autonomy, participation in social life, skills and employability of elderly people, and reducing the costs of health and social care.
- Create a critical mass of research, development and innovation at EU level in technologies and services for ageing well in the information society, including the establishment of a favourable environment for participation by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
- Improve conditions for industrial exploitation by providing a coherent European framework for developing common approaches and facilitating the localisation and adaptation of common solutions which are compatible with varying social preferences and regulatory aspects at national or regional level across Europe.
Financing percentage / Level of Subsidy or Loan
Project total budget: € 1–7 million Maximum funding from the AAL Joint Programme: €3 million
- Information Technology
Eligibility for Participation
- Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
- Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
National Contact Point(s)
Research Promotion Foundation
Tel.: +357 22205044
Email: [email protected]
EU Contact Point
AAL Association, The Central Management Unit
Rue du Luxembourg, 3
1000 – Brussels – Belgium
Telephone: +32 (0)2 219 92 25
Fax: +32 (0) 2 204 02 19
Raquel Fernandez Horcajada
+32 (0) 2 204 02 15