SRA update in progress

One of the current goals of the JPI More Years Better Lives is to provide an update of the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) that was published in 2014. The SRA explains the rationale for the JPI, outlines the key issues and identifies the priority research issues which the JPI aims to address. Updating process The update is taking place in

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JPI Chairs Statement

Statement JPI Chairs: tackling societal challenges today and tomorrow The chairs of the 10 Joint Programming Initiatives produced a statement about the future of joint programming. The aim of the statement is to bring attention to the relevance and added value of the JPIs focused on transnational research and development. This joint paper was written in the context of the

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Call 2017: review of proposals

The third call initiated by the JPI More Years Better Lives with the topic Ageing and place in a digitising worldwas launched in January 2017 and closed on the 3rd of April. 30 proposals were succesfully submitted, involving 121 researchers. In total 11 funding organisations from 10 different countries participated in the call. The Peer Review Panel meeting, where the proposals

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Anxiety and depression in older adults

In Sweden, around 150 000 people over the age of 65 suffer from depression. The prevalence of anxiety in the same age group is usually reported as between 6 and 12 per cent. Despite this, the older population is often a neglected group in both psychiatry research and the care system. Sweden has an ageing population. Soon every fourth person in

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Swedish-Indian research collaboration on ageing

In autumn 2016, Forte announced a call for collaborative projects between researchers in Sweden and India. On April 28th, we decided to grant 12.3 million SEK to 5 research projects. Ageing and health is a prioritised research area in Sweden and many other countries. Today, approximately 11.5 % of the world’s population are aged 60 years or over – and

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Aging Thoughtfully: Challenges and Insights

Conference at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, June 2, 2017 Professor and philosopher Martha Craven Nussbaum (University of Chicago), gave a speech about “Aging: Stigma and Discrimination” opening the Helsinki Collegium Conference “Aging Thoughtfully: Challenges and Insights”. *** To age is to experience, to gain wisdom, to love and to lose, to experience both friendship and loneliness. Aging is many

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