WE4AHA is a new H2020 Coordination and Support Action (CSA) for the European Innovation Partnership on Active and healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA). It started in September 2017 and will continue until the end of 2020.

Over the course of four years, the action will connect demand- and supply-side stakeholders through matchmaking, twinning, assessing innovative interventions, fostering engagement, and many other support activities. Apart from continuing the tasks of the former PROEIPAHA project through the provision of CSA’s typical services, this project is specifically conceived to support the definition and execution of an Innovation to Market (I2M) plan, the further Blueprint development to drive the policy vision on digital innovation and the broad use of the MAFEIP tool. The mission of these three horizontal initiatives goal is mobilising a growing number of stakeholders in Europe’s digital health and care and silver economy sectors – industry, public authorities, end users, financial institutions, investors, insurers, and research communities committed to innovate on a large scale.

Open Evidence is responsible for all the activities performed within WE4AHA to maintain and improve the MAFEIP tool as well as for supporting and enlarging the community of users around MAFEIP. These activities will build upon the results of the current study to “Support Services for the Management and Utilization of Monitoring and Assessment of the EIP-MAFEIP Tool” conducted by Open Evidence and empirica and funded by DG CNCT. In the framework of this contract, the MAFEIP tool IT platform has been shaped according to the needs of the users and improved following their inputs in a mutual learning-by-doing process. In addition, during next years the community of users and other stakeholders will be invited to reinforce the validity of the tool. To this aim, new use cases will be added with the threefold goal of illustrating the new functionalities and enhanced flexibility of the tool, demonstrating its usefulness to different categories of stakeholders and assessing the impact of the EIP on AHA activities. Lastly, the intention is to extend the MAFEIP community beyond the boundaries of the EIP on AHA domain, adding non EU-countries and international organisations such as the OECD and WHO.