Report on the classification of AHA initiatives (D.T2.1.3)

Alpine Space Transnational Governance on Active and Healthy Ageing (ASTAHG)


Annemarie Müllauer, Elisabeth Kapferer, Andreas Koch




Boehler, C., Geyer, L., Müllauer, A., Kapferer, E. & Koch, A. (2020). ASTAHG Alpine Space Transnational Governance on Active and Healthy Ageing – Report on the Classification of AHA Initiatives. Vienna: European Centre.


This report summarizes the work carried out to classify AHA policies, initiatives and innovations in order to help AS regional governments in implementing and monitoring their AHA policies; help local governments in identifying the most suitable initiatives for their territorial context; and support establishing an AHA innovation observatory, classifying initiatives and solutions with context and efficacy indicators.

The aim of this report is to describe a tool, the AHA information survey, which will help identifying and describing available and promising AHA policies, initiatives and innovations, and to gather and analyse available information, including (but not limited to): the problem(s) that the policy, initiative or innovation aims to address; the potential target group(s); the geographic context in which it has been implemented; information on costs and outcomes (intended and unintended); as well as recommendations to enhance implementation of AHA policies, initiatives and innovations elsewhere.  

In addition, the AHA information survey will also be used to collect complementary information on AHA stakeholders, AHA governance models, innovation and impact evaluation metrics, as well as ties to reported initiatives to international networks concerned with AHA.

This deliverable reports on the development and design of the AHA information survey and its pilot testing before wider roll-out. It describes the methods used to develop the AHA information survey as well as survey methodology; and the results section describes the survey in more detail and reports on its test-run. The report also provides recommendations for the use of the AHA information survey in the wider context of the ASTAHG project.