Work and Equal Opportunities

SIHA - Social Innovation in Healthy and Active Ageing

Social Innovation in Healthy and Active Ageing

The project SIHA on behalf of the King Baudouin Foundation intended to map and analyse social innovations as well as underlying patterns in the field of ageing to support...

-          policy-makers to get an overview of potential policy needs

-          funders to get an overview of potential investments

-          social entrepreneurs to get an overview of potential business ideas

-          social innovation incubators to improve their services

The ultimate goal was to create a platform of ideas for social innovation in the field of ageing which could be scaled-up and tackle the challenges in the field of ageing. The project focused on social innovations in seven health and active ageing related areas:

-    Prevention, screening and early diagnosis:

o       Health literacy and patient empowerment.

o       Personalized health management.

o       Prevention and early diagnosis of functional and cognitive decline.

-         Care and cure:

o       Integrated care for chronic conditions.

-         Active ageing and independent living:

o       Assisted daily living. 

o       Independent living solutions.

o       Social inclusion (intergenerational practice, work and volunteering)

The research in the project was coordinated by ZSI.


  • Mag. Alexander Kesselring (project leader)
  • Magª. Petra Moser
  • Magª. Maria Schwarz-Woelzl

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Tags: ageing society, demographic change, health, social innovation

Type: Research

Program: King Baudouin Foundation

Project Status: Finished

Start/End: 02/2013 - 04/2014

Project Duration: 15 months