Managing Frailty. A comprehensive approach to promote a disability-free advanced age in Europe: the ADVANTAGE initiative

Joint Action on Prevention of frailty

Managing Frailty. A comprehensive approach to promote a disability-free advanced age in Europe: the ADVANTAGE initiative

ADVANTAGE is a Joint Action with 22 Member States (MS) and 35 organizations involved. It is co-funded by the European Union and the MS.
Partners work together to summarize the current State of the Art of the different components of frailty and its management, both at a personal and population level and increase knowledge in the field of frailty to build a common understanding on frailty to be used by participating MS.

General Objective: ADVANTAGE will build a common understanding on frailty to be used in all the Member States, which should be the base for a common management both at individual and population level of older people who are frail or at risk for developing frailty along the EU. The identification of the core components of frailty and its management should promote the need changes in the organization and implementation of care in the Health and Social Systems in order to provide the models of care that, stemming from the individual health cultures existing in each Member State, will allow to all of them to face the challenge inside a common framework.

Starting / Ending Date

2017 – 2019

Project Coordinator

Hospital Universitario de Getafe, SERMAS – Spain


Funder: The European Commission – CHAFEA
Grant Number: 724099
Total Amount: 5.738.934,60 €
BBU Amount: 43.870,00 €

Staff from Department of Public Health

Project Partners

  • Medizinische Universitat Graz (MUG), Austria
  • Institut Scientifique de Sante Publique (WIV-ISP (IPH)), Belgium
  • Natsionalen Centar Po Obshtestveno Zdrave I Analizi (NCPHA), Bulgaria
  • Hrvatski Zavod za Javno Zdraystvo (CIPH), Croatia
  • Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cyprus (MOH), Cyprus Terveyden ja Hyvinvoinnin Laitos (THL), Finland
  • Agence Nationale de Sante Publique (ANSP), France Ministere des Affaires Sociales et de la Sante (MASSDF), France
  • Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (MHH), Germany
  • Company of Psychosocial Research and Intervention (EPSEP) (SPRI), Greece
  • Panepistimio Patron (U PAT), Greece
  • Nemzeti Egeszsegfejlesztesi Intezet (NIHD), Hungary
  • Health Service Executive (HSE-NUIG), Ireland
  • Agenzia Nazionale per i Servizi Sanitari Regionali (AGENAS),Italy
  • Istituto Nazionale di Riposo e Cura per Anziani (INRCA), Italy
  • Istituto Superiore di Sanita (ISS), Italy
  • Regione Marche (ARS), Italy
  • Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC), Italy
  • Lietuvos Sveikatos Mokslu Universitetas (LSMU), Lithuania
  • Ministry for the Family and Social Solidarity (MESS), Malta Rijksinstituut Voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (RIVM), Netherlands
  • Folkehelseinstituttet (NIPH Norway), Norway
  • Narodowy Instytut Geriatrii Reumatologii i Rehabilitacji Im. Prof. Dr. Flab. Med. Eleonory Reicher (Nigrir), Poland
  • Ministerio da Saude – Republica Portuguesa (DGS), Portugal
  • Centrul National de Sanatate Mintala si Lupta Antidrog (CNSM), Romania
  • Scoala Nationala de Sanatate Publica, Management si Perfectionare in Domeniul Sanitar Bucuresti (SNSPMPDSB), Romania
  • Universitatea Babes-Bolyai (UBB), Romania
  • Nacionalni lirgtitut za Javno Zdravje (NIJZ), Slovenia Asociacion Centro de Excelencia Internacional en Investigacion sobre Cronicidad (KRONIKGUNE), Spain
  • Consejeria de Salud de la Junta de Andalucia (CSJA), Spain Fundacion para la Investigacion del Hospital Clinico de la Comunitat Valenciana, Fundacion Incliva (INCLIVA), Spain
  • NHS Lanarkshire (NHS LANARKSHIRE), United Kingdom