Selected – 2015

International call for proposals on Extended Working Life and its Interaction with Health and Wellbeing - JPI "More Years, Better Lives"

ANR is part of the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) “More Years, Better Lives”, which has just launched a first call on the extension of working life and its consequences on health and well-being.

Ten European countries participate in the call: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands and United Kingdom, together with Canada. The total budget amounts approximately to 8 million euros.

The objective of the JPI is the better coordination of European and Canadian R&D programmes and activities relevant to Demographic Change (ageing societies) in order to address the most urgent and demanding challenges.

This call focuses on Extended Working Life and its Interaction with Health, Wellbeing and beyond.

It invites proposals for funding research into one or more of four broad topics:

  • New work organisation and work conditions: impact on ageing workers
  • Longer working life, inequalities (gender, occupation, education, disability, family status, migration status, age cohorts) and social policies
  • Health challenges
  • Caring responsibilities and retirement decisions

Research is expected to cross the traditional boundaries of Government departments and occupational sectors and to examine the implications of extending working life for older workers (50+), new labour markets, health, wellbeing and intergenerational equity.

Researchers are invited to consult the Strategic Research Agenda developed in 2014 by the Scientific Board of the JPI, especially topic n°6. They may benefit as well from the state of the art reviewed by the JPI on well-being and intergenerational equity:

Each research consortium will mobilize at least 3 teams from at least 3 different participating countries.

The grant will be allocated for a maximum period of 3 years. ANR will finance exclusively the French partners of the selected projects.


Opening : 2015-04-24 at 10:23 CEST
Application Deadline : 2015-06-02 at 12:00 CEST


This is a 1-step call. Submission and evaluation process will be managed by the Joint Secretariat of the Call (held by VDI/VDE Innovation + Technologie, in Berlin).

More details on the electronic submission process are given in the Governance Document.

Submission forms (in English) must be uploaded to the submission website, with a deadline of June 2nd 2015 (12:00 CET).

Each French partner involved in a selected project will have to sign a grant agreement with ANR. French applicants are subject to eligibility criteria and financial rules defined by ANR. More information about ANR rules is provided in the "Appendix for French participants" (see above).


General provisions: Joint Secretariat of the JPI MYBL

ANR Contact:
Teddy Arrif


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