Demographic scenarios & healthy ageing policies

Sugar intake, smoking, alcohol consumption and inactivity are the most known causes affecting our health. By reducing these risk factors, most of our recent and less recent diseases (cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, mental diseases, among the most known ones) can be prevented.

However, the most efficient tools to prevent and combat diseases are living in a healthy
environment and being provided good education.

Indeed, research shows that our environment and our education play a major role in the way we age and are essential components for healthy ageing as well.
The event will provide an overview of the social determinants influencing health inequalities and of the policies that could more positively sustain healthy ageing.

Since 2015, the EU-funded ATHLOS project worked to create a harmonized dataset with over 411,000 individuals. Based on these data, ATHLOS created a single metric of health to further understand the trajectories of healthy ageing, including critical points in time, with the goal to propose timely clinical and public health interventions to optimise healthy ageing. A set of guidelines was therefore created specifically for policymakers.

Finally, based on our findings, our researchers proposed a new definition of what is
considered "old age".

The event will gather researchers and policy makers around the most recent research findings in the field of healthy ageing and ensure they have all the right cards in hand to make the necessary change towards healthy ageing for all.

For more information, please consult the event page.

NB: Limited number of seats, participation upon confirmation.

Event document: 
PDF icon athlos_-_demographic_scenarios_healthy_ageing_policies.pdf
Related action groups: 
A3 Lifespan Health Promotion & Prevention of Age Related Frailty and Disease, D4 Age friendly environments
Relevance to partnership: 
Active ageing and independent living, Horizontal issues and framework conditions, Prevention, screening and early diagnosis