Objective: 

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

Activities: 

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)

Actions: 

As set out by Art. 8 section 57 of Regional Law 25/2016 (Regional Stability Law 2017), in 2017, the Regional Administration joined the Ambient Assisted Living Association (AALA). It therefore participates in activity of the European Commission R&D Programme supporting an active and independent lifestyle (AAL Programme). 
Following on from the previous programme, since 2018 the Regional Administration participates as a financing institution for the “Active & Assisted Living” (AAL) programme to support participation of regional scientific and industrial partners in research, development and innovation initiatives of a collaborative nature promoting active and healthy ageing, aimed at the market, of a transnational and multidisciplinary nature based on ICT (information and communications technology), in line with the area of specialization entitled “Health, Quality of Life, Agri-food and Bioeconomics” of S3.

More specifically, since 2018 the Regional Authority has contributed to the management and preparation of the calls for applications under the Programme, with specific reference to requesting parties and recipients from its own territory, participating in Programme governance within its remit. The goal is to support initiatives for research, development and innovation of a collaborative nature promoting active and healthy ageing, aimed at the market, of a transnational and multidisciplinary nature based on ICT (information and communications technology), aiming to take action in the fields of application of the Programme and focusing on specific markets. 

The 2021 Tender procedure “Advancing inclusive & care solutions for ageing in the new decade” is the final Round of the current Programme. It is open to regional participants, with a dedicated regional budget of € 200,000.00 per year, in addition to EU co-funding in the case of projects with a qualifying position in the rankings for funding. The Regional Authority of Friuli Venezia Giulia finances both types of projects set out by the Call: projects with standard collaboration and small collaborative projects, with a more modest budget and duration and a preliminary nature. Recipients include universities, research institutes and businesses in the region. End users can participate in projects at their own expense.
In October 2021, the AAL Forum was scheduled with a fully digital format (18–22 October 2021), after it had originally been planned for November 2020 in Trieste.
In order to increase the reach and visibility of the Forum at the international level, it was included within the scope of the second digital edition of the European Week of Active and Healthy Ageing (EWAHA).

EVENTS ON THE SCHEDULE
•    16 October 2021: TRIESTE CITIZEN ACCELERATOR - ACTIVE & HEALTHY OVER 65
•    17–21 October 2021: EUROPEAN WEEK FOR ACTIVE AND HEALTHY AGEING
•    20 October 2021: FVG Workshop - “FVG Living Lab: a project proposal for a local ecosystem for capitalisation of systemic innovation” (10:00–11:00) 

VIRTUAL STAND OF THE REGIONAL AUTHORITY OF FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA AND REGIONAL LIFE-SCIENCES CLUSTER
During the EUROPEAN WEEK FOR ACTIVE AND HEALTHY AGEING (EWAHA), due to the role of RAFVG as co-organising partner of the EWAHA event, the Regional Authority and newly established Life-Sciences Cluster had a virtual stand on which to present and host examples of excellence from the world of research, business in Friuli Venezia Giulia and the third sector, relevant to the topic of active ageing.
By joining the Association it intends to contribute to promoting internationalisation of the regional Scientific and Innovation System and facilitate access to European funding opportunities, with particular regard to the area of specialisation “Health, Quality of Life, Agri-food and Bioeconomics” of S3.
 

Subjects: 

Regional Authority

Starting date: 

2021

Expected duration: 

Multiannual

Financing: 

€ 5,000 (annual membership amount)
€ 200,000 - regional budget for the 2021 call, in addition to — in the case of regional recipients of funding — EU resources of an approximately equal amount

Expected result: 

Participation of regional parties in the Call in the context of the Programme

Result indicators: 
  • Participation in tender procedures of the AAL Programme by the Regional Authority as National Funding Authority (NFA)
  • Number of regional parties participating in AAL Calls
  • Events organised