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Italian Networks participation

A list of all national networks joined by FVG region follows.

This is the new Programme in support of the Italian regional healthcare systems for the participation to funding programmes and to European networks in the healthcare and social fields.The Project became Programme, intensifying network coordination activities, under the Ministry of Health, and a network of regional representatives, who interact with the related representatives in Brussels, was created.

Within ProMIS, a sub-project was build up focussed on European partnership on Active Ageing.Other workgroups are active. One of them is focussed on Health Tourism, which maytarget also the aged population.

National Research Plan 2015-2020, approved in May 2016, acknowledges the National Technological Clusters as an intermediate soft-governance infrastructure, entrusting it with the task for finding research strategies and technological roadmaps shared on a national scale, helping to start first phases of policies supporting industrial research and improving efficiency in the relation between public sector research, industry and new entrepreneurship.

National technological cluster TAV (technologies for living ambient) is a national research and innovation benchmark in technologies for living ambient sector. It planned the national roadmap on technologies in order to build up and define future scenarios, aiming to give an important contribution to promote Italian industry competitiveness, encouraging policies supporting industrial research and experimental development, prompting companies R&D sector, even in small businesses, increasing cohesion skill and promoting supply chains cross-sector innovation project-making.Regional actors (first of all Area Science Park jointly with companies) contributed to the roadmap drafting.

FVG Region, through Central Directorate competent in research, is a memberof the National Technological Cluster Advisory board on technologies for living ambient, whose members are regional administrations representatives; the Advisory board provides a forum for dialogue with the cluster technical staff, particularly to implement regional S3 (regional strategies for smart specialisation).

EU Networks participation

The Liaison Office in Brussells, within the International relations  Service, monitors comprehensively all European initiatives of potential interest to the Region to be reported to the Interdirectorate Table on Active Ageing and to the regional stakeholders.

Thanks to this Office, the regional Government and all actors take part in European networks activities in order to seize possible funding opportunities related to Active Ageing.

Regional policies for active and healthy ageing is a network born out of a collaboration among the Brussells regional Offices of Flanders ( BE ), Kent ( UK ), North Brabant ( NL ), Veneto ( IT ), Friuli Venezia Giulia ( IT ), West and East Sweden ( SE ) to promote the widespread adoption of solutions through IT and technology in the broadest sense applied to living in support of older people and to take part actively in European partnership initiatives for Active and Healthy Ageing.

One of CORAL first concrete results was the on-line publication of the brochure entitled “Healthy technology in a regional environment”.

This network is a useful platform to promote participation to European projects creation, as well as to compare regional ecosystems in support to Active Ageing. In the next months, a thematic areas extension, controlled by CORAL, is planned, so as to consider the health entire life cycle.

The following projects were activated through CORAL network and funded and directed by EU. CASA, SMART CARE, ENGAGED and ITHACA.

  • CASA ( Consortium for Assistive Solutions Adoption ) within “INTERREG IVC”
  • ENGAGED - Another project that involves many CORAL partners ( but not FVG region ).

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The participation of regional actors will be promoted during the brokerage events organized by this network in conjunction with the publication of the calls for proposals in the Horizon 2020 area.

If interested in participating, please contact the Brussels Office at the following email address:

ERRIN is a useful instrument to foster regional actors’ participation in projects directly funded by the EU in innovation and research sectors, especially in initiatives within Horizon 2020, i.e. the main European programme focussed on these sectors.

The Covenant on demographic change was launched on the 7th December 2015 in Brussells by the Committee of the Regions, supported by the European Commission and the thematic network formed by AFE-INNOVNET, an EU project which was joined also by Friuli Venezia Giulia region with the Local Health Authority n.°5.


The Region, through the Regional Council, is an ordinary member of the Pact, which is headed by the mayor of Udine. The Integrated University Local Health Authority of Trieste is one of the founding members. On the 19th of May, the Covenant first General Assembly was held at the Committee of the Regions. The Liaison Office in Brussells took part in the Assembly on behalf of the Regional Council.

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