The European Commission opened its demography exhibit to the public from 17 to 21 March.
Some 320 participants attended the fourth Demography Forum, which took place on 6-7 May in Brussels.
Organised in the frame of the European Alliance for Families, the seminar will discuss how EU societies are doing with the rise in family form diversity and the overall delay in family formation.
Organised in the frame of the European Alliance for Families, the workshop will discus three examples of how social experimentation may trigger social innovation and result in new types of home care arrangements.
The conference will be an important milestone towards the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations (2012) and should help to mobilise stakeholders at all levels.
One of the characteristics of Europe’s demographic change is the growing ethnic diversity of the population, also within the older age groups.
"Europe 2020", the European Union's strategy for jobs and smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, was adopted by the European Council in June 2010.
There is an urgent need to better understand differences between countries and between social groups in order to identify the right policy levers to enhance quality of life.
In 2008/9, Europe has experienced the worst economic crisis since World War II, leaving a legacy of high unemployment and government debt.
The main aim of the workshop will be to discuss how equal opportunities by mutual integration, active ageing and empowerment as well as the improvement of the quality of life of migrant elders across Europe can be promoted.