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Active and Healthy Ageing: an opportunity for Regions

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As part of the 10th European Week of Regions and Cities, a workshop convened on 9 October 2012 explored the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing: The Opportunity for Regions. As regional authorities are confronted with health and care services, this session represented a key moment for regions across the EU to share best practices and policy experiences amongst one another. Regions in attendance will ultimately drive the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA). Pilot schemes embodying the spirit of the Partnership presented by representatives from Flanders (Belgium), Drenthe (Netherlands) and Galicia (Spain) were showcased. The workshop showed how regions can collaborate to achieve the triple win pursued by the EIP on AHA, ensuring better care for people, more sustainable care systems and economic growth and jobs. These regions will have a prominent role at the first Conference of Partners on November 6, where the stakeholders coalitions that replied to the Invitation for Commitments will finally unveil their action plans.
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