The purpose of the National Research Programme 'Healthy ageing' is to obtain the new scientific knowledge required to extend the duration of a healthy and quality life in Lithuania. According to statistics, at the beginning of 2014 there were 542,700 persons aged 65 and over living in Lithuania. Since 2010, the proportion of persons over 65 has increased from 17.3 % to 18.4 % of the total population. The Statistical Office of the European Union (EUROSTAT) forecasts that unless the situation changes nearly one third (28.9%) of the Lithuanian population will be elderly persons by early 2030.
The objective of the Programme is an integrated analysis of and the finding of solutions regarding issues in the healthy ageing biomedicine and social medicine of Lithuanian society through the development of science and technologies, as well as the results of fundamental and applied research.
Three tasks are designed to meet this objective:
- National Research Programme 'Healthy Ageing'
- Implementation measure plan of the National Research Programme 'Healthy Ageing' for 2015-2018
- General rules for the competitive funding of research and dissemination projects of the Research Council of Lithuania
- Description of procedure expert evaluation of projects and their reports
- Description of the procedure for the preparation and implementation of the national research programmes
- The Maximum permissible hourly pay rates for specific positions (approved by order No. V-216 of 31 October 2014, annex No.1, supplement by order No. V-223, of 5 November 2014)
- Illustrative list of eligible scientific and/or technological production of research and dissemination projects in the area of physical, biomedical, technology and agricultural sciences (approved by order No. V-217 of 31 October 2014)
- Illustrative list of eligible products under research and dissemination projects in the area of humanities and social sciences (approved by order No. V-217 of 31 October 2014, amended by Order No. V-274 of 3 December 2014)
Further information is provided by chief officer dr. Julija Sabataitytė tel. +370 676 18678, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (Gedimino av. 3, room 110).