BMVIT, BMGF, BMASK, BKA, FFG, Netzwerk Altern, Gesundheit Österreich GmbH (GÖG), AAL Austria
(all Austrian projekt partners and project applicants of JPI MYBL Joint Transnational Calls).
National view on Demographic Change
Demographic change is mentioned as a grand challenge in the Research Organisation Act on federally subsidised research, technology and innovation in Austria (RTI Strategy).
Country representation in JPI MYBL
The Austrian Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) is amongst others responsible for research in SSH. JPI MYBL is under the responsibility of department V/10 (Arts and Humanities – Social Sciences). The Austrian delegate for SC6 in H2020 is also part of this department. The researchers in the national networking platform on demographic change “Netzwerk Altern” are available for advice to the BMWFW. The members of the interministerial working group on life quality and demography are informed about JPI MYBL and national positions in JPI MYBL are coordinated with them (for example the cooperation with the BMVIT in the JTC 2017).
National databases and strategic documents
Not available yet
Fragmentation of research funding in interdisciplinary research areas.
An interministerial working group on life quality and demography (in the context of the Research Organisation Act on federally subsidised research, technology and innovation in Austria; the FTI AG3 “Lebensqualität und Demografischer Wandel”) exists. The members are from several Austrian ministries: Austrian Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW; Bettina Glaser), Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT), Federal Ministry of Health and Women’s Affairs (BMGF); Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection (BMASK); Federal Chancellery (BKA). They meet at least two times a year as well as on demand and inform eachother about their activities in demographic change and life quality.
The BMWFW and the BMVIT have initialized several networking platforms for better network of national stakeholders in important research areas and societal challenges with the target of national alignment.
The first established platform is the “Netzwerk Altern” with the focus on ageing and demographic change – http://www.netzwerk-altern.at/
The platform is a contact point for partners in research, policy and society, supports young academics, gives information on action in european programs and initiatives, organises events and meetings and prepares information on on ageing and demographic change. At the moment the members of the platform are working – amongst others – on a report on the current state of research in the above mentioned areas.