The European population is ageing, while diseases put a burden on society and the economy. Combined, these factors require nearly 10% of European GDP and put stress on national health and care systems. The 2016-2017 programming period therefore focuses on "Personalised medicine", similar to the 2014-15 programming period.
The 2016-2017 Work Programme includes the following calls under the "Personalised Medicine" heading
All calls from the 2016-2017 Work Programme total 934 million euros.
Societal challenge 1 is also implemented by the continuation and extension of a variety of activities not included in this work programme.
Topics in this work programme also respond to the priorities of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP-AHA).