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International call for proposals on Welfare, Wellbeing and Demographic Change: Understanding Welfare Models - JPI “More Years, Better Lives”

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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:

  • Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW), Austria
  • Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), Belgium (Flanders)
  • Federal Public Planning Service Science Policy (BELSPO), Belgique
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canada
  • Academy of Finland (AKA), Finland
  • The French National Research Agency (ANR), France
  • The Israeli Ministry of Science Technology and Space (MOST), Israel
  • Italian Ministry of Health (MoH), Italy
  • Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR), Italy
  • The Research Council of Norway (RCN), Norway
  • Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Portugal
  • Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO), Spain
  • National Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Spain
  • The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw), The Netherlands

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:

  1. Understanding wellbeing: how appropriate are current measures of wellbeing across the changing life-course?
  2. Intergenerational relationships: how can welfare models distribute resources, rights and responsibilities in fair and sustainable ways?
  3. Welfare models: How can welfare models secure the health and wellbeing for older people confronted to caring needs, subject to frailty and nearing the end of life?

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”.

General information

Attention: the contact details mentioned below may not be valid as of today. In order to find the adequate contact details, please consult the "departments" section.

General Conditions for Application

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@nullanr.fr until 11 April 2016, 12:00 CET, at the latest.

  • Call Documents will be available by 18th January 2016 at: http://www.jp-demographic.eu
  • For questions regarding the call please contact the Joint Call Secretariat: callmybl@nullisciii.es
  • For questions regarding national eligibility criteria and requirements please contact the National Contact Points listed below.

NATIONAL CONTACT POINTS LIST

  • Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW)   
    Austria   
    Bettina Glaser
    Email: Bettina.Glaser@nullbmwfw.gv.at
     
  • Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)   
    Belgium (Flanders)   
    Olivier Boehme
    Phone: +32 2 550 15 45
    Toon Monbaliu
    Phone: +32 2 550 15 70
    Email: jpi@nullfwo.be 
     
  • Federal Public Planning Service Science Policy (BELSPO)   
    Belgium    
    Aziz Naji
    Phone: +32 2 238 36 46
    Email : Aziz.NAJI@nullbelspo.be
    Marieke Zwartjes
    Phone: +32 2 238 36 99
    Email: Marieke.Zwartjes@nullbelspo.be
     
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
    And Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)   
    Canada   
    Melody Sajedi
    Phone: 613-960-9475
    Email: Melody.Sajedi@nullcihr-irsc.gc.ca
     
  • The Academy of Finland,
    Research Council for Culture and Society
    Research Council for Health   
    Finland   
    Tiina Forsman
    Phone: +358 29533013
    Email: tiina.forsman@nullaka.fi
     
  • The French National Research Agency (ANR)   
    France
    Teddy Arrif
    Phone: +33 (0)1 80 48 83 73
    Email: teddy.arrif@nullanr.fr
     
  • The Israeli Ministry of Science Technology and Space (MOST)   
    Israel
    Hagit Schwimmer
    Phone: +972 (2) 54 11128
    Email: hagits@nullmost.gov.il
     
  • Italian Ministry of Health (MoH)   
    Italy   
    Gaetano Gugliemi
    Email : g.guglielmi@nullsanita.it
     
  • Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR)
    Italy
    Gaia Brenna
    Email: gaia.brenna@nullmiur.it
     
  • The Research Council of Norway (RCN)   
    Norway   
    Lillian Margrethe Baltzrud
    Email: lmb@nullforskningsradet.no
     
  • Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)   
    Portugal   
    Ricardo Pereira
    Phone: [+351] 213 924 479
    Email: ricardo.pereira@nullfct.pt
     
  • Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO)   
    Spain   
    Jonas Radl  (Scientific issues)
    Leonor Gómez  (Administrative and technical issues)
    Phone: (+34) 91 603 72 69
    Email: mybl@nullmineco.es
     
  • National Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII)   
    Spain  
    Eduard Güell
    Dori Campo
    Phone: (+34) 91 822 24 54
    Email: callmybl@nullisciii.es
     
  • The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw)   
    The Netherlands   
    Denice Moi Thuk Shung
    Email: MoiThukShung@nullzonmw.nl

SUBMISSION

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).

CONTACT

General provisions: Joint Secretariat of the JPI MYBL

ANR Contact:

Teddy Arrif
Teddy.ARRIF@nullagencerecherche.fr 

Available submission tool: February 22Th, 2016

Release date of the call: Tuesday 19 January 2016

Deadline for submission of proposals: Monday 11 April 2016 12:00