Healthy Ageing: Health Systems – Innovations – Consumers

European Commission Workshops with experts
Brussels, 11-12-18 October 2010


In October 2010, the European Commission's Directorate General for Health and Consumer Policy invited over 60 experts from across Europe to three one-day workshops which aimed to discuss, explore and create a common vision for healthy ageing in Europe. Common themes emerged, notably the need for a new paradigm to recognise the complexity of ageing and what that means for our health and healthcare systems. The outcomes are summarised in this short Reflections Paperpdf(378 KB).

Each workshop addressed a specific theme:

The conclusions of these workshops will feed into other initiatives currently being developed by the European Commission to address healthy and active ageing.