Project info


Project full title: Innovation for Better Ageing
Project acronym: BFHA 2020
Programme: European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme Other Actions/Call 2020-IBA-SC1-Presidency-2020
Grant Agreement number: 952781

Project abstract:
The project will organize a scientific conference during Croatia’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union entitled Better Future of Healthy Ageing 2020 (BFHA 2020) in the organization of the University of Zagreb School of Medicine. The Conference will have a full-coverage European outreach aiming to engage around 300 participants. It will be held online from 3rd to 5th June 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation. The overall mission of the Conference is to stimulate research, implementation and scaling-up innovations to manage health and wellbeing of the ageing population. The objectives of the Conference are as follows: to address issues of ageing of biological systems through the topics of regenerative medicine, neuroscience, clinical medicine and other fields of medicine; to showcase the impact of smart technologies for age friendly ecosystems, and to analyse the issues of ageing and healthcare system sustainability at various levels.
The Conference will address the main topic across the three objectives through different dialogue and exchange formats including: key notes, plenary discussions panels, thematic sessions and poster presentations.
During the Conference, the participants will have a special section within the programme after each session for discussions and summary conclusions that will be transferred into the Recommendations. The Recommendations will be developed into the final Conference outcome – the Policy Paper which will be drafted after the Conference. The aim of this working paper is to develop forward-looking valuation pathways and impact approaches and dimensions of ageing research for transformative, mission-oriented research and innovation agendas, which can be taken up in the formulation of ageing services.
The Conference and its outputs, including the Policy Paper are aimed at stakeholders, policymakers, scientific community and healthcare providers.

Project duration: 1/12/2019.-31/7/2020. (8 months) Project funding: 200,000 € Project Coordinator: Professor Mirjana Kujundžić Tiljak,
University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Croatia,
Phone: +385 1 4590 102