Creation of a “Scientific network of excellence” in the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region among universities, public research bodies and international research bodies to reinforce the capacity for action, attractiveness and competitiveness at a national and international level of the institutions


Support for the development of international agreements, cooperation agreements and projects in the sectors of research and innovation, which involve the institutions belonging to the scientific network of excellence, first of all inside the strategy areas of the European Union for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) and of the European Union Strategy for the Adriatic - Ionian Region (EUSAIR)


As set out in Art. 8 § 57 of Regional Law 25/2016 (Regional Stability Law for 2017), in 2017 the Regional Authority joined the “Ambient Assisted Living  Association” (AALA). Therefore, it participates in the activities of the Research and Development Programme in support of an active and independent life (AAL Programme) of the European Commission.
In particular, the Regional Authority helps managing the calls set out in the Programme, with specific reference to the applicants and beneficiaries from its territory, participating in the governance of the Programme based on its scope of action. The 2018 Call concerns “Smart Solutions for Ageing Well”. The goal is to support innovative, cross-border and multidisciplinary collaboration projects that develops solutions based on ICT (Information and Communications Technologies) aimed at intervening in the fields of application of the Programme, focusing on specific markets. 
The Regional Authority joined the Association with a view to make a contribution to the promotion of the internationalisation of the scientific system and of the regional innovation, and to facilitate the access to European funding opportunities, with special regard to the development strategy devoted to the Active Assisted Living (AAL) included in the “Smart Health” specialisation area of the Regional S3.


Regional Authority

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  • € 5,000 (annual membership fee).
  • € 200,000 (regional budget for the 2018 Call).
Expected result: 

Participation of the Region in the AAL Programme as a National Funding Authority (NFA)

Result indicators: 

Participation in the 2018 Call of the AAL Programme