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25Oct

Flanders’ Care

Flanders’ Care is an initiative by the Flemish government. This programme aims to ensure the quality of healthcare by stimulating innovation and entrepreneurship, in response to the social and demographic changes which are seen as the biggest challenge for the Flemish health and welfare sector. The intention is to provide a triple win: creating affordable and quality health care and at the same time encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship, jobs and economic growth.

14Oct

Spanish Programmes to Support Older People by IMSERSO

In Spain, policy and strategy for services related to senior people are the responsibility of the Secretary of State for Social Services and Equality, at the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality. In practice, these are delegated to the Instituto de Mayores y Servicios Sociales (IMSERSO, Institute for the Elderly and Social Services). IMSERSO was created in 1978 and until 1997 focused on action targeting the elderly, disabled and asylum seekers, under a national remit.

28Sep

The Czech Republic’s National Action Plan for Positive Ageing

The Czech National Action Plan for Positive Ageing (NAP, 2013–2017) aims to contribute to prepare the Czech Republic for an increasing number of older citizens. The Action Plan builds on the experience of the previous national programmes for the Preparation for Ageing from 2003 to 2012. The plan sets out to support the development of a society which values people of all age groups, to overcome and change the present stereotypic views of ageing and the old age, and to improve the position of seniors in the society.

16Sep

Mobilising the Potential of Active Ageing in Europe Final Conference

On the 29th November 2016, the Mobilising the Potential of Active Ageing in Europe (MOPACT) Final Conference will be held in Brussels, Belgium. The conference will present the findings of the MOPACT project, a consortium of 32 partners funded for four years by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme. MOPACT was created as a response to the increasing demographic changes of Europe and with a belief that the approach to ageing must be rethought in order to realise the social and economic potential this change can bring for Europe.

14Sep

Flemish Senior Citizen Policy Plan 2010-2014

The Flemish government is committed to removing age based discrimination and social exclusion from their society through inclusive, coordinated and coherent policies. The Flemish Senior Citizen Policy Plan 2010 – 2014 was developed to support these goals, as a follow up to the previous Flemish senior citizen policy which covered the period 2006 – 2009. The government actively involved the elderly in the development of this policy through consultations supported by local and provincial councils across Belgium.

09Sep

European Public Health Conference "All for Health and Health for All"

The European Public Health Conference (EPH) is an initiative of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA). The 9th Conference under the topic “All for Health, Health for All”, will be held in Vienna, Austria from the 9th November - 12th November 2016. The goals of this conference are to help develop health-oriented structures in societies and policy, which provide good health and quality of life and focus on social inclusion, security and poverty reduction.

25Aug

19th European Health Forum Gastein on “Demographics and Diversity in Europe - New Solutions for Health”

Between the 28th - 30th September 2016, the 19th European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) will be held in Bad Hofgastein, Austria. The EHFG is an institution dedicated to European Health Policy and its annual conference provides a meeting point for various stakeholders of differing expertise within the health system, to meet and discuss the future of European healthcare strategies and policies. It is a key forum in the health-care field as it provides a diverse insight into European healthcare.

19Aug

Active and Assisted Living Forum

The Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Programme will hold its annual forum in St. Gallen, Switzerland between the 26th – 28th September 2016. This programme funds projects in public-private partnership to promote healthy ageing through the use of information and communication technology. The AAL annual forum allows the products and projects it has been supporting to be showcased in one interactive arena.

18Aug

The Estonian Active Ageing Development Plan 2013-2020

The Estonian government is currently promoting the importance of older adults’ contributions to society and the labour market. This included the creation of The Active Ageing Development Plan 2013 – 2020. This plan is the first comprehensive policy document, including a vision for strategies and initiatives, relating to older adults published in Estonia.

11Aug

A European Roadshow of Age-Friendly Homes

With the changing demographics of European society, there is an increasing need for housing solutions that will support the independent living of an older population. Currently such solutions are lacking, yet the demand for suitably designed and equipped homes is pushing age friendly technologies to the front of the public agenda. As a result, age-friendly homes have become a key concern for public policy, in particular because of the potential for social and economic benefits they present.