Interreg Projekt Seneca.

Interreg VI-A IT-AT 2021-2027


  • Total budget 1.014.504,00 €
  • ERDF budget 746.551,72 €
Interreg Seneca Project. Group of people at a meeting @Credits by SENECA

Activities and purpose

The project

Due to the increasing ageing of the population, the prevention and treatment of age-related diseases, such as cancer, are of central importance to health care. The risk of developing cancer increases significantly with age. Cellular ageing processes, known as senescence, play a central role in this process. Senescence also affects the cells of the immune system and leads to a decrease in immune system function and, by weakening cancer defenses, to an increased risk of cancer in old age. The aim of the SENECA project is to decipher the cellular processes of ageing and to search for new therapeutic agents against cancer. The strengths of the SENECA network lie in the complementary and synergistic expertise of the partners involved, who are already working together successfully in joint collaborative projects. By integrating multidisciplinary approaches, combined with targeted training measures for young scientists and comprehensive dissemination strategies, SENECA will make a visible and sustainable contribution to strengthening the research and innovation competence of cross-border regions in the prevention and treatment of age-related diseases.

The partners


University of Udine - Department of Medicine - DAME

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University of Trieste

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University of Salzburg

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Eurac Research

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University of Udine