Update: the initial Presidency proposal has been updated, with a view to the meeting of the Social Questions Working Party on 21 November 2019.
The Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Programme has launched a European-wide bi-annual competition, called the Smart Ageing Prize. This 50,000 EUR challenge prize is seeking solutions that support, empower and inspire older adults to engage in entrepreneurship, for example through the creation of intergenerational teams and skills-sharing, or digital solutions to help bring to life the entrepreneurial ideas and energy of the 60+ age group.
EU-funded researchers studied the way attention affects how we perceive pain, in the hope of improving the performance of psychological methods for treating chronic pain for the millions of people around the world who suffer from it.
In the context of the WE4AHA CSA, Innovation to Market (I2M) is organising a matchmaking event in February 2020. It will support organisations looking to implement digital Active and Healthy Ageing (AHA) solutions, but not finding close matches on the market.
Hosted by Sirpa Pietikainen, MEP in partnership with the European Institute of Women’s Health
For more information or to register, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
EU-funded researchers have developed a hands-free, voice-controlled system for smart homes to facilitate and improve the day-to-day lives of seniors and the disabled, enabling them to operate appliances and go online without ever touching a device.
By Mental Health Europe
On 24 October, the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) adopted the Council conclusions on the Economy of Well-being. These conclusions are a part of the commitment of the Finnish Presidency to the Council of the European Union (EU) to put the economy of well-being at the centre of all policies.
In the European Union (EU), the young-age dependency ratio stood at 35% in 2017. In other words, there was on average one young person (aged 19 or less) for three people of working age. The old-age dependency ratio was a little lower (33%), representing the ratio of the number of elderly people (aged 65 and over) compared to the number of people of working age.
At city level, Brussels is the youngest capital city in the EU with a young-age dependency ratio of over 40%, closely followed by Paris and Dublin (39%). In contrast, Lisbon, with an old-age-dependency ratio of over 41%, is the capital city with oldest citizens, ahead of Rome (36%) and Valletta (34%).
On the occasion of World Cities Day, we take a look at the demographic diversity in cities of the EU.
The topics for the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council in Luxembourg on 24 October 2019 included the economy of wellbeing and workers’ skills in the changing labour market. This was the second EPSCO Council meeting during the Finnish Presidency.
A summary of the exchange of views is now available
A summary of the Commission and Council statements and reactions from the political groups is now available.
Two years ago, the Tartu call was launched at EU level to strengthen cooperation between various stakeholders on an holistic approach to promote healthy lifestyles. This commitment is going forward with its renewal in June 2019. Going beyond traditional route, the Tartu call claims for further cooperation across the health, sports, education and nutrition angles. It also innovates while inviting the civil society and private sector to contribute to such a challenge.
The next Policies and Practices’ session will focus on: The role of a whole range of stakeholders while displaying a common public action towards healthy lifestyles and the importance to build up a joint action on the field of health promotion; The presentation of some PPPs good practices in this field.