The European Innovation Partnership, EIP, is a Europe 2020 Initiative working towards the Horizon 2020 program of the EU. One of the focus areas of EIP is AHA, Active and Healthy Ageing. EIP AHA is split up into a number of Actions, one of which is C2, which is about the development of interoperable independent living solutions, including guidelines for business models.

The Northern Netherlands recently received the highest rating (3 stars) from Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda of Europe, and Tonio Borg, European Commissioner for Health, as reference site of EIP AHA.

The Alliance for the Promotion of Independent Living in Northern Netherlands, APRIL-NNL, is committed to provide useful contributions to EIP AHA C2. Together with international partners APRIL-NNL will respond to Horizon 2020 calls.