Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety
Major and chronic diseases
Project funded in 2003 - Strand 3: Health Determinants
Improving information and knowledge for the development of public healthArea of activity
Ageing and healthSummary
The aim of this project is to promote healthy ageing in later life stages. The project will be looking at different aspects of health and promote healthy ageing by the development of an integrated holistic approach to health in later life. The main aims are; to review and analyse existing data on health and older people at EU and member state level and produce and disseminate a report, to make recommen-dations for policy at EU and member state level based on current evidence and practice for promoting the health of older people, taking into account cultural differences and disseminate the findings by developing a comprehensive strategy.More info...
FHI (Statens Folkhälsoinstitut / National Institute of Public Health)
Olof Palmes gata 17
SE-103 52 Stockholm
Tel: + 46.8.566.135.00
Fax: + 46.8.566.135.05
Web site: www.fhi.se
Tel: + 46.8.566.136.54
Fax: + 46.8.566.135.05
- Fonds Gesundes Österreich established in Austria
- AGE, European Older People's Platform - established in Belgium
- EuroHealthNet - established in Belgium
- National Institute of Public Health - established in the Czech Republic
- Health Development Agency - established in the United Kingdom
- Folkhälsan - a NGO for Public Health and Health promotion - established in Finland
- CSESi, Dipartimento di Igiene e Santià Pubblica, Università Degli Studi di Perugia - established in Italy
- NIGZ - established in The Netherlands
- Sosial- og Helsedirektoratet - established in Norway
- Ministério da Saúde, Direcção-Geral da Saúde - established in Portugal
- World Health Organisation - established in Switzerland
- NHS Health Scotland - established in the United Kingdom
date and duration of
- 36 months
Subsidy from the Commission
for healthy ageing and
prerequisites for successful
health promotion for elderly
- Report of current practices and policies at EU, international and national level
- European seminar March 2005, two Working seminars December 2004 and November 2005 and national seminars.
- International conference December 2006
- Recommendations and guidelines for healthy ageing for professionals and NGOs
- Training courses at national level for professionals.
- Educational materials for professionals and NGOs
- Knowledge and experience in order to facilitate policy for healthy ageing at European and national level.
- Dissemination of data and results will be done in the report, websites(EU and national), seminars and conferences. Final report(130KB)
Healthy Ageing: A Challenge for Europe(2MB)
of project aim(s) and
The aim of this project is to promote healthy ageing in later life stages (50+years). This range of age may vary among member states due to different conditions. The approach will be to analyse at different aspects of health. The project will promote healthy ageing in later life by the development of an integrated holistic approach to health in later life.
Aims and objectives:
- to review and analyse existing data on health and older people at EU and member state level and produce a report in liaison with EU and national information system organisations.
- to make recommendations for a policy at EU and member state level based on current evidence and practice for promoting the health of older people, taking into account cultural differences
- to disseminate the findings by developing a comprehensive strategy
To achieve the above aims, the following objectives would need to be met:
- Collect and review data and current practices and policies for older people's health across EU member states, accession states and members of European economic area (horizontal approach) and produce a report
- Establish sustainable partnerships at EU and individual Member State level and engage with professionals, public and policy makers at EU and Member State level in this process
- Build sustainable healthy ageing working partnerships. Partnerships including policy makers, practitioners, older people, and Non-governmental organisations (NGOs). International organisations include WHO.
- Raise awareness of an integrated approach of ageing and health, with the emphasis on health promotion in the later life stages (50plus years), to the population in general, older people, practitioners and policy makers
- Develop a strategic approach to communicating, implementing and disseminating the findings and recommendations of the report, taking into account local cultural, organisational circumstances.
To collect, review and analyse existing data on health and older people and current practice from all involved Member States and partners.
Produce a report including an analysis of existing data, review current practices and policies for older people's health.
Establish partnerships at EU Member States and international level through working groups, seminars, conferences and communication by e-mail.