Adapting to Demographic Change in Europe in the 2020s
Together, the Active Assisted Living (AAL) Programme, the EIP on AHA (European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing) and the Joint Programming Initiative More Years, Better Lives (JPI MYBL) invite you to the European Week of Active & Healthy Ageing (EWAHA) on 2-6 November, 2020.
All three supporting initiatives, the AAL Programme, EIP on AHA, & JPI MYBL were set up in order to support Europe’s adaptations to an ageing society. The three have collaborated closely in 2019-2020 to unite their efforts. Now, they are putting demographic change more prominently onto Europe’s research and innovation agenda.
This special initiative will look into the future ten years until 2030. This decade is a real opportunity to focus on healthy ageing and demographic change. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Decade of Healthy Ageing main priorities include intergenerational solidarity, and aligning health and care systems with the needs of ageing populations. All, and more, will be covered during this exciting initiative, which will also make sure to cover the implications for innovative capacity-building in systems and services for healthy ageing.
Of course, in 2020, it remains absolutely imperative to review the most pressing and emerging consequences of COVID-19 on the older population in Europe. Hence, the week will also act as a “warm up” event for 2021 and the Forum in Trieste, Italy in May 2021.
This online week is full of innovative and varied debates and panels. It will feature a series of discussions and webinars. The direction will be about priorities and strategies, but also action. There will be plenty of participation from high-profile thought leaders from international bodies, members of the European Parliament, and a range of other policy makers and experts on health, care and ageing. Expect to see leaders from many countries and regions throughout Europe. Financing, investment, and the roles of demand and supply will also feature. A special session will present participants from the AAL Smart Ageing Prize who will showcase the successes of entrepreneurs in the healthy ageing domain. Other award schemes and exciting new developments are also anticipated.
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