Italian position paper on Moving Forward for an Ageing Society: Bridging the Distances

In 2014 the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MUIR) published a position paper focusing on the innovations and policies necessary to implement a positive ageing strategy in Italy. The paper joined together scientific and institutional communities to analyse the impact of ageing on Italy. Using an integrated scientific approach, the report looks at four key areas where changes could be implemented to encourage a positive ageing strategy: Health, the Silver Economy, the Built Environment and Welfare and Wellbeing.


International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health

The International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health (ICT4AWE) will be held in Porto, Portugal from the 28th to the 29th April 2017. Individuals are being invited to submit papers for presentations, demos and project descriptions.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Development and marketing of food products in the Danish Silver Economy

The food and drinks sector in Denmark is adapting to the demographic changes of an ageing population and efforts are being made on several levels to develop and market products for these older consumers.