Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety
Healthy Ageing: Health Systems – Innovations – Consumers
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 Paper.
Each workshop addressed a specific theme:
Adaptation of Health Systems to Demographic Change
Health Innovations to Keep People Healthy and Active
Consumers and Active Ageing.
The conclusions of these workshops will feed into other initiatives currently being developed by the European Commission to address healthy and active ageing.