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 responsibility of other JPIs lies in the BMWFW and hosts members of their GA: JPI Climate (Department V/6 Earth System Science and Global Exchange), JPI Cultural Heritage (Department V/10), JPND and JPI HDHL (Department V/3 Basic Research and Research Infrastructures). The appropriate persons are in circular ecxhange.
Demographic change is mentioned as a grand challenge in the Research Organisation Act on federally subsidised research, technology and innovation in Austria (RTI Strategy).
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.
Presentations in meetings and events by the Austrian delegates.
Regular exchange between BMWFW and the national networking platform on demographic change “Netzwerk Altern”, which is implemented by the BMWFW. The networking platform is disseminating infomation about JPI MYBL through their website – http://www.netzwerk-altern.at/ – and announcements on the webpage of the platform.
Exchange within the interministerial working group on life quality and demography (see above).
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)