Healthy ageing in cities & regions: inspiring examples to frame the future

Location: The Square, Brussels
09 October 2019

Europe is ageing. Action is needed at all governance levels to review the way our society is organized and create a fair and sustainable society for all ages. The workshop will uncover why some ageing policies have been more successful than others and help cities and regions tap into the potential that older people present while also overcoming some of the constraints and challenges that urban environments often pose on older residents. After an opening speech by Markku Markkula, First Vice-President of the Committee of the Regions, this workshop will take its participants through inspiring examples on how to enhance healthy ageing and develop age-friendly cities and communities. It will also be an opportunity to discuss the success factors and barriers as well as to provide local and regional authorities with recommendations.

This workshop is co-organised by ESPON, the Covenant on Demographic on Demographic Change and the Joint Action ADVANTAGE within the framework of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2019

It is supported by AGE Platform Europe, Agenzia Regionale Sanitaria & Regione Marche, Caritas Coimbra, the Central European Initiative, the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing, Eurocities, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the Hopital Universitario de Getafe - Salud Madrid, the Homes4Life Project, the Thematic Network SHAFE.