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Want to get the work of your region or organisation in active and healthy ageing recognised? Glad to refresh the recognition of your Reference Site?

Apply now until 31 May 2022. To get more tips and tricks on how to submit, look at videos of two information sessions held on 12 and 13 April 2022. 

Information sessions: The Reference Site Coordination Network (RSCN) has organised several Information Sessions for people and organisations wishing to apply for the 4thCall.

Note: All existing Active and Healthy Ageing Reference Sites and other regions across Europe that are addressing a life-course approach to active and healthy ageing are invited to apply and be accredited as an Active and Healthy Ageing Reference Site.


What are Active and Healthy Ageing Reference Sites?

Active and Healthy Ageing Reference Sites are alliances or partnerships of health and care stakeholders in a region, a major metropolitan area, or a geographic locality. These are initiatives that, in their own region, are implementing or developing innovative and person-centred solutions and digital technologies to address the life-course health and care needs and priorities for active and healthy ageing. 

What are the benefits of becoming a Reference Site?

Being a Reference Site brings benefits to your region through the collaboration with other health and care stakeholders. It also offers opportunities to share knowledge, learning, and good practices to address life-course approaches to active and healthy ageing with other Reference Site regions across Europe.

How to work towards a multiplier effect on Active and Healthy Ageing?

By bringing together all health and care stakeholders across a wide variety of stakeholders, Reference Sites can ensure:

  • there is a common understanding of the policy, organisational, technical, and financial challenges facing the region
  • shared efforts are undertaken to deliver a life-course approach to active and healthy ageing.


You can include a wide range of stakeholders, such as public authorities, health and care providers, research bodies, academia, industry, civic society, and patient groups.

Working together, these stakeholders can develop, test, implement, and scale-up new approaches, innovative solutions, and digital health technologies.

The results will be to:

  • Improve health and care outcomes for patients and their communities.
  • Enhance the sustainability of region’s health and care systems.
  • Create increased opportunities for research and innovation.


Collectively, this can bring benefits to your region that have a multiplier effect for sustainable development at national and European levels.

Further information on the 4th Call for Reference Sites: Along with links to the online application form, further information is available here.

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