Strategic Research Agenda

Demographic change is one of the great societal challenges that the European states currently face.  Due to the great significance of this topic 14 European states and Canada have entered the Joint Programming Initiative “More Years, Better Lives ­- The Potentials and Challenges of Demographic Change (JPI MYBL)”.

The overall aim of this initiative is a more synergistic and fruitful coordination of national and EU programmes in the field of demographic change.

This launch of the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) is an important milestone in promoting research on demographic change in Europe. Moreover, it is a first step towards the implementation of joint activities and the alignment of national research programmes in order to reach more advanced targets without additional expenses.

This event aimed at a public presentation of the Strategic Research Agenda to Representatives of the European Commission, and Members of the European Parliament. The Strategic Research Agenda defines priorities for research and policy making in four domains of demographic impact on society: Quality of Life and Health, Economic and Social Production, Governance and Institutions, and Sustainability of Welfare in the EU.

A qualified representation from the Steering Board (Troika), the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) and the Societal Advisory Board (SOAB) of the JPI-MYBL introduced the JPI structure and the  key research priorities of the SRA which have been identified as main fields of action in future national and European research policy.


Here you can read an article wrote about the Official Launch Event of the Strategic Research Agenda on Demographic Changes.


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Launch of the SRA

Horst Krämer, Peter Wintlev-Jensen (both EU COM), Marja Vaarama, Rosita Cottone (both vice chair of JPI MYBL), Paolo Rossini (chair of JPI MYBL)