Monitoring and Assessment Framework for the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

New H2020 call for proposals open: MAFEIP is the preferred impact assessment tool for health technologies and interventions



MAFEIP is explicitly indicated as the preferred socio-economic impact assessment tool to be used in a number of newly released H2020 topics under the Societal Challenge 1 “Health, demographic change and wellbeing”.

Here we provide a shortlist of relevant topics:

  • SC1-DTH-10-2019-2020 “Digital health and care services” (PCP): Proposals addressing this topic have to support the health and care service providers to procure the development, testing and implementation of digital services and communication concepts that can facilitate the transition to integrated care models across health and social services and country-specific cross-institutional set-ups, including decentralised procurement environments and collaboration across institutions. Key challenges are patient empowerment, self-management, patient safety, patient involvement, chronic disease management, diagnosing, home-care logistics, hospital logistics, skills and independent living. These challenges could be addressed by applicable ICT domains e.g., telemedicine, mHealth, IoT, shared open source IT-based platforms, etc. as will be defined in the market consultation process.
  • SC1-HCC-05-2018 “Support to a Digital Health and Care Innovation initiative in the context of Digital Single Market strategy” (CSA): In close coordination with European Commission services, proposals are expected to:

    1) Deliver on the third digital transformation of health and care (DTHC) priority of the Digital Single Market Strategy (focusing on user-centred integrated care by supporting and extrapolating the lessons from practical experiences across Europe that are particularly impactful, successful and replicable.

    2) Establish collaboration platforms on key aspects of the three DTHC priorities of the DSM: (i) Citizens' access and management of data relevant to their health and wellbeing; (ii) Aggregated demand for infrastructure capacity to handle health data (capture, transfer, process, store, etc) by researchers, developers of products and services and other players involved in the secondary use of data; (iii) Interaction between citizens and healthcare providers.

    3) Provide expert advice on the vision of EU coordination and support on DTHC beyond 2020, including possible financial support under the next Multi-annual Financial Framework (e.g. support for research and innovation, cohesion, strategic investment), as well as legislative, policy, or other types of intervention.

  • DT-TDS-01-2019 “Smart and healthy living at home” (IA): Citizens in a rapidly ageing European population are at greater risk of cognitive impairment, frailty and multiple chronic health conditions with considerable negative consequences for their independence, quality of life and for the sustainability of health and care systems. The challenge is to foster large-scale deployment of integrated digital solutions which will bring improved quality of life to citizens while demonstrating significant efficiency gains in health and care delivery across Europe. A mix of advanced ICT ranging from biophotonics to robotics, from artificial intelligence to big data and from IoT to smart wearables can address these challenges. A platform for smart living at home should integrate these technologies in an intelligent manner.