Launched in February 2014, the overarching goal of AFE-INNOVNET is to set up a large EU-wide community of local and regional authorities and other relevant stakeholders across the EU who want to work together to find smart and innovative evidence-based solutions to support active and healthy ageing and develop age-friendly environments across the EU. The consortium is composed of 28 partners from 16 EU countries and includes 12 cities and 5 regions. The project is led by a Steering Group composed of AGE Platform Europe, CEMR (Council of European Municipalities and Regions), TNO (Dutch Research Centre), Polibienestar Research Institute – University of Valencia, PAU Education and the Louth County Council. The project will run in close cooperation with WHO Europe. The project will open up to new partners in April 2014.