ANR is part of the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) “More Years, Better Lives”, which has launched a second call on “Welfare, Wellbeing and Demographic Change: Understanding Welfare Models”.
Ten European countries participate in the call: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain together with Canada and Israel.
This call will enable a better coordination of national, European and Canadian R&D programmes and activities relevant to Demographic Change (ageing societies) in order to address the most urgent and demanding challenges defined in the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA), developed under the EC Funded Coordinated Action J-AGE II.
The aim of the call is to support research which will improve the understanding of how different approaches to welfare secure the quality of life, especially on older people. The objective is to develop comparative perspectives on “welfare models”, and the ways in which they are changing, drawing on the great diversity of approaches to welfare across Europe and Canada. A better understanding of these differences can help policymakers to identify potential ways of meeting needs, as their own models evolve in response to changing demographic pressures and circumstances. Because welfare models involve a complex interaction of public, private and voluntary activity, understanding them, their impact and the ways in which they are changing, will draw on expertise from many academic disciplines, and research will necessarily be interdisciplinary.
Funding organisations that have indicated their commitment in participating in the call:
The call have for theme “Welfare, Wellbeing and Demographic Change: Understanding Welfare Models”.
The call invites researchers to submit projects addressing one or more of the following questions, understood broadly:
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°1 “Quality of life, wellbeing and health” and topic n°6 “Welfare models”.
Only transnational projects will be funded. Each proposal must involve a minimum of three eligible applicants from at least three different countries participating in the call.
The maximum number of eligible participants in a project consortium is seven. Participants not eligible to be funded (e.g. from non-funding countries or not fundable according to national regulations of the participating funding countries) may participate in a project proposal if they are able to secure their own funding.
Such participants should state in advance the source of funding for their part in the project. However, the majority of participant groups in a consortium and the Coordinator must be eligible to be funded by participating countries, according to the national regulations.
The applications are subjected to national eligibility criteria of individual funding organisations. Applicants are strongly advised to contact their national representative in order to confirm their eligibility.
ANR will fund only french partners of the selected projects.
Be vigilant at every maximum financial contribution indicated by each country : to see the text of call for projects.
In addition to submit your proposal on the website, http://www.jp-demographic.eu, please forward the financial appendix (via the link in "Documents") completed and signed by the French coordinator, to Teddy Arrif by email : teddy.arrif(at)anr.fr until 11 April 2016, 12:00 CET, at the latest.
This is a 1-step call. Submission and evaluation process will be managed by the Joint Secretariat of the Call (held by “Instituto de Salud Carlos III”, in Spain).
More details on the electronic submission process are given in the Governance Document: http://www.jp-demographic.eu
Submission forms (in English) must be uploaded to the submission website, with a deadline of April 11Th 2016 (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
Available submission tool: February 22Th, 2016